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Area Leader - Pulp Dryer

New Augusta, MS 39462
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Area Leader Pulp Dryer

Georgia-Pacific is seeking an Operations Area Leader to drive change in the Pulp Dryer department at our Leaf River Cellulose Mill in New Augusta, Mississippi.

The Dryer Area Leader leads hourly non-union direct reports and support team members to meet and exceed plant objectives associated with EHS, Product Quality, Talent Selection and Development, Manufacturing Reliability and Efficiency, and Project Execution while ensuring alignment with Market Based Management (MBM) philosophy. This role reports the mill Operations Leader.

This role provides supervision for the area manufacturing team that produces Golden Isles COTM and CellFLEXTM material and works closely with commercial team for business level operational direction. To learn more about Georgia-Pacifics Cellulose and Packaging Business, check out the links below:

Get to Know Georgia-Pacific Cellulose (Video)

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Works closely with the Operations Leader to develop and translate strategic plans into effective tactical plans that drive improvements, maintain and improves EHS, Product Quality, Reliability, and Capital Projects within the manufacturing area.

  • Consistently applies the MBM Guiding Principles and Framework with the manufacturing and support teams.

  • Effectively supports the mill vision in the development and implementation of improvement initiatives.

  • Manages team responsibilities to high compliance levels for environmental, health and safety standards.

  • Owns product quality and ensures it is generated in a safe, efficient, cost effective way.

  • Supports efforts in developing new innovative products for business needs.

  • Ensures productivity standards and goals are met.

  • Owns the organizational effectiveness and drives 24/7 shift operations in the pulp dryer area.

  • Understands the key drivers of profitability. Identifies and implements opportunities to create additional business value.

  • Ensures that skills and knowledge are in place for optimal operation of the area manufacturing unit.

  • Provides team members with the necessary support in work assignments, training, feedback, coaching, and developmental opportunities.

  • Measures and trends results, ties value creation to improvement efforts and shares successes that drives performance improvement in the area.

  • Effectively communicates progress, plans, and surfaces issues with mill leadership.

  • Practices positive communications and pro-active problem solving.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering OR 10+ years in pulp drying/paper making operations or maintenance

  • At least 3 years of leadership experience in a paper or pulpmill, petrochemical or refinery plant environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Knowledge and understanding of product stewardship and quality systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of process control systems

  • Willing & able to work a flexible schedule that includes on-call responsibilities on evenings, weekends, & holidays as necessary to manage mill performance

    What Will Put You Ahead?

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree or higher in engineering

    • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience at a mill site in operations, maintenance, reliability, engineering or other relevant support group

    • Experience in pulping and bleaching, pulp dryer, paper machine, or converting line operations.

    • Experience leading and developing people in a manufacturing environment

    • Experience developing strategic and tactical plans

    • Experience leading key improvement initiatives
    Knowledge Skills - Abilities:

    • Strong economic thinking, leadership, interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Self-starter, self-motivated, independent achiever who can thrive in a team environment working closely with leadership, production, and support team employees

    • The ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or beating deadlines

    • The ability to motivate, influence and drive good business decisions forward while working with a diverse organization.

    • Facilitation skills - lead teams to develop plans and deliver results

    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

    • Strong planning, technical troubleshooting, and organizational skills

    • Proven ability to lead work in a team-based environment

    Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

    Leaf River Cellulose, LLC
    Start your career at Leaf River Cellulose, LLC, a world-class manufacturing facility where team members are using innovative technologies to produce specialty and market fluff pulp for a variety high-end uses across the globe.

    For nearly 30 years, the Leaf River team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages in our ability to do so is our employees.

    With a workforce of approximately 300, Leaf River is a non-union facility located in the heart of South Mississippi, just 20 miles from Hattiesburg.

    As one of six mills in the GP Cellulose business, Leaf River is a showcase of safety, operational and environmental excellence. Maintaining the highest levels of workplace safety for employees is crucial and is reflected in our status as an OSHA VPP Star site and a multi-year winner of the Georgia-Pacific CEO Safety Excellence Award. GP Cellulose is also committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process.

    Our culture is defined by the Market-Based Management philosophy which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.

    Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the worlds leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals.
    Georgia-Pacific employs more than 1,700 individuals in Mississippi and has a workforce of nearly 35,000 at approximately 300 locations in North and South America and Europe.

    Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
    We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

    This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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