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The Position
We currently have an opening for a Paper Machines Shift Supervisor based out of our location in Port Townsend, Washington. As a Paper Machines Shift Supervisor you will provide shift direction, leadership and supervision for Front End employees and operations.

About Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC)
The Port Townsend Paper (“PTPC”) mill has been in continuous operation for over 90 years. We operate on a continuous basis to produce OCC and kraft pulp which is used to manufacture linerboard, kraft paper, corrugating medium and market pulp. We have built a strong and loyal customer base by developing and nurturing strategic partnership-style relationships.

The PTPC team is dedicated to creating an engaging and positive work environment and we strive to preserve the environment as well as be good neighbors and a valued member of the local community. Many of our employees have enjoyed working for the greater part of their careers; we have employees with 20, 25, 30, even 35 years of service.

Job Responsibilities
Demonstrates safe behavior and work practices. Ensures the crew follows all mill and job safety requirements and standard operating procedures. Completes annual performance reviews and observations.
Promptly investigates safety, fire, and paper quality incidents. Completes and submits an investigation report prior to the end of the shift.
Ensures proper operation and management of processes and equipment to meet customer quality requirements.
Monitors mill operations and directs the crew to meet safety, quality, operating, process and production targets/objectives. Secures appropriate resources to return the process/operation to target when deviations occur.
Accountable for crew training and accurate crew performance evaluations.
Knowledgeable of the labor agreement and administers it consistent with the contract language.
Confronts unprofessional behavior and takes appropriate disciplinary action.
Effectively communicates and implements management/business direction with crews.
Department commander for oil spills, fires, emergency response, evacuation alarms, and water and power outages.
Works closely with Back End shift supervisor to coordinate mill activities to achieve business results.
Expected to challenge status quo and strive to work with crews to continuously improve crew and operating performance.
Responsible for shift administration of mill lock out policies & procedures, confined space entry, hot work and fall arrest procedures.
Responsible for & accountable to the Paper Machines annual operating budget.
Special projects or work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication and leadership skills.
Working knowledge in order to manage employee relations, materials & products and equipment under “Responsibility & Authority” section.

Responsibility and Authority
Employee Relations:
Interpretation / Action of Corporate policy and procedures.
Paper Machines hourly pay management authorization,
Crew Training Provider/Coordinator for job skills and safety,
Emergency Response Team Training Coordinator,
Distribute & communicate departmental & corporate policy & information memos,
Track employee development through annual performance reviews.

Materials or Products:
Paper Machines raw materials
Production of all paper grades and market unbleached kraft pulp.

All Paper machine, finishing and shipping equipment.

Business Contacts:
External: Chemical, felt, wire and process equipment suppliers. Customers and customer visits as required.
Internal: Back End Shift Supervisor, mill superintendents and supervisors, union officers, Health & Safety representatives, maintenance crews, technical services employees.

Required Education
Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Pulp and Paper Science or commensurate level of pulp and paper experience and training.

Required Experience
Five years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry.
Demonstrated supervisory skills to at least the relief foreman’s level.

Competitive compensation.
A comprehensive health care plan including prescription, vision care, life insurance, and dental plan.
Retirement plan.
Employee Assistance coverage with full services, including dietary and nutritional services, retirement planning, and support services.
Paid time off.
Relocation assistance.

Port Townsend Paper Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free workplace.

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