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Manufacturing Optimization Leader



***This position has a $15,000 Sign On Bonus & Relocation Assistance***

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a Manufacturing Optimization Leader to join our cellulose team located in Brunswick, GA. The  Manufacturing Optimization Leader  is responsible for supporting the mill’s vision of creating long term value measured by reduction in operating cost, waste, & process variability. Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market-Based Management® and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles. Reporting to the Fiberline Area Leader, the  Manufacturing Optimization Leader  will have direct responsibility for the leading and development of our Process Engineers focusing on our Fiberline assets in the mill. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Promote and develop a culture where all employees are 100% involved in safety activities including:
      • Addressing unsafe conditions, behaviors and practices in a timely manner
      • Identifying safety gaps and initiate self-corrective actions
  • Identify gaps in operating cost, waste, and process variability & work with your team to close the gaps.
  • Own process engineering team in the Fiberline Department & manage a team of process engineers.
  • Perform data analysis, assess & optimize the production process
  • Lead and support root cause analysis (RCA) for the production process
  • Design, test, upgrade and run production systems and processes
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement practices and innovative solutions to improve and optimize production rates, quality output and uptime
  • Assist with capital projects that are to be executed in production or at the site
  • Continue to develop and share knowledge with team
  • Collaborate with R&D and other GP facilities when a new product or process is being introduced or upgraded

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering
  • Three (3) or more years of manufacturing or engineering experience within a manufacturing or military environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 
  • Six Sigma Training

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical or Pulp & Paper Engineering
  • Pulp and Paper industry experience
  • Leadership/management experience within a manufacturing or military environment
  • Greenbelt Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience using PowerPoint, Pi, and Visual Basic 

Georgia -Pacific Brunswick Cellulose mill manufactures softwood fluff pulps. Our products are used primarily in absorbent products such as diapers and hygiene products. To learn more about our Cellulose Division, visit http://www.gppackaging.com/Cellulose

Brunswick is nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. Pristine stretches of marshland, and beaches provide a vast array of activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, boating, water sports in addition to golfing, horseback riding, and shopping. To learn more about Brunswick, check out this link: www.brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
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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