Reporting to the Paper Production Manager the Paper Machine Manager for the Arkansas Kraft Division will have operating responsibility to optimize the profitability, quality, safety and productivity of the Paper Machines and crews. From a strategic business perspective this position must focus on a steadfast commitment to safety and environmental stewardship, communicating and reinforcing the mill’s running objectives, sustaining the highest operational quality and productivity levels, while partnering with maintenance to support the management of asset quality; ensuring the manufacturing reliability of equipment focusing on reducing and minimizing process downtime while implementing preventative maintenance on the machines. Also developing and using participative management skills, such as safety preventative measures, incident investigation and RCFA. From a people perspective, the primary focus for the Paper Machine Manager will be to provide strong leadership by leading the initiative of safe work practices by championing new ideas, learning from events, communicating with the team and development of an empowered, highly motivated operational crew.
The Paper Machine Manager will work closely with the Paper Production Manager to execute objectives consistent with the Arkansas Kraft Division’s vision and strategy. Strong leadership and clear communication of Arkansas Kraft’s strategy and short-term tactical objectives will provide a solid foundation to ensure accountability and understanding by employees at every level of operational crews.
With the support of management, the Paper Machine Manager will lead and develop operational crews in activities around quality and operational improvements; by clearly communicating expectations, enhancing operational knowledge, coaching successes and opportunities, and coordinating with maintenance support to improve substandard facilities, and maintain a reliable and sustainable operation.