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Chemical Recovery Area Leader


~~~Eligible for Sign On Bonus~~~

Georgia-Pacific is currently seeking a dynamic and driven Chemical Recovery Area Leader with our Cedar Springs, GA containerboard facility. Cedar Springs is a half hour East of Dothan, AL and an hour and half Southwest of Albany, GA. The successful candidate in this role will be responsible for leading daily operations, providing direction in operations excellence performance in the areas of safety, environmental compliance, customer satisfaction, reliability, cost, productivity, yield, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning. This position reports directly to the mill Operations Manager and will be responsible for managing a department that includes process optimizers manufacturing engineers, technical capability leader, and an hourly workforce.

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
  • 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
  • Continuously evaluate and identify constraints to eliminate quality and production bottlenecks and lead plans to improve current capability, and yield 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
  • Understand and communicate goals in the areas of quality and production
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other departments across mill and other levels within the organization to ensure success of operational goals
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization (i.e., via reports, e-mail, verbally, and/or in small/large group settings) in a team environment
  • Work a flexible schedule, including rotational weekend duty as necessary to manage facility performance 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher OR Four (4) or more years of experience in a pulp and paper manufacturing operation
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience within an industrial chemical recovery setting
  • Experience in developing and implementing improvement processes and projects
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering
  • 10 or more years of experience within an industrial utility setting (i.e., chemical recovery and/or caustic operations)
  • Experience working in a Process Safety Management (PSM) covered facility
  • Product stewardship and quality systems experience
  • Experience with Microsoft project, CMMS, and PI

Since 1963, the Cedar Springs mill 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 is our ability to do so through our dedicated employees. Georgia-Pacific is 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. 

The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with three paper machines that make different weights of brown paper & containerboard paper. The Cedar Springs Mill, located in the southwest corner of Georgia is approximately 28 miles from Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is the 6th largest city in the state of Alabama with a population of about 70,000. From Dothan, you are only 90 miles from the beautiful Gulf Coast. You can easily drive to 3 capital cities in 3 1/2 hours or less. You are just 1.5 hours from Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL. Additionally, Dothan has several parks, restaurants and local entertainment activities. To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business please visit: www.gppackaging.com and view the video How Paper Is Made!

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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