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Operations Manager- Paper Machines


Georgia-Pacific’s Consumer Products division is searching for an Operations Manager for our paper mill located in Clatskanie, Oregon. This position will be responsible for managing a department of about 150 employees (salaried and hourly) over all five paper machines. This leader will have a general understanding of the mill and will be accountable for the product system results that are impacted by their team’s performance and capability.

This position is an opportunity to be part of a stable, rapidly expanding organization that offers a tremendous amount of growth potential. The successful candidate will have leadership responsibility for the safe and environmentally compliant operation of Paper Machine Operations. This position provides leadership and strategic direction to the facility through the application of our Market Based Management (MBM®) Philosophy.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead the department to achieve a safety and environmental incident free workplace identifying critical hazards and mitigating the risk based on criticality
  • Manage and direct the work process for five large paper machines
  • Provide leadership consistent with our Market Based Management® guiding principles to facilitate the development of the knowledge and skills of self, salaried, and hourly employees to improve operational performance of the department and facility
  • Understand, communicate, and align goals in the area of safety, quality, production, and reliability
  • Continuously evaluate and identify constraints to eliminate quality and production bottlenecks and lead plans to improve current capability and reduce waste to improve our relative competitive position
  • Optimize and coordinate planning for scheduled shutdowns, operator training, and maintenance and capital projects
  • Provide daily support and technical expertise to area operators and maintenance personnel

The Experience You Will Bring


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working within a continuous manufacturing process environment
  • Three (3) or more years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or Pulp and Paper Science
  • Five (5) or more years of leadership experience in a pulp & paper manufacturing operation
  • Experience with paper machine operations, including knowledge of the paper mill processes, equipment operation, and effective interface with maintenance
  • Experience with process optimization analysis and implementation

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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