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Production Superintendent - Blue Springs, MO

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com .

Production Superintendent

Blue Springs, MO

Address Location: 100 South Avenue, Blue Springs,MO 64014

Opportunity summary: As Production Superintendent, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating direct report supervisory personnel and manufacturing activities, utilizing your knowledge of product function, production methods, procedures and machine and equipment capabilities. As a Production Superintendent, you will provide leadership and direction to the manufacturing facility including overseeing plant production, materials, equipment and tools to ensure efficiency is maintained and projects remain on schedule.
How you will impact WestRock
Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; ensure compliance with established WestRock policies and procedures
Ensure compliance with OSHA and WestRock regulations and guidelines to uphold quality expectations of customer and company
Partner with Plant Safety Manager to effectively communicate and enforce the safety program to the facility staff
Identify training and development opportunities for facility's Production Supervisors and monitor progress against performance goals
Manage workforce planning to ensure proper staffing levels to maintain productivity (i.e., order readiness, customer specs, speed trails, set-up rodeos, etc.)
Drive continuous improvement initiatives and monitor all control procedures, recommending improvements to the Plant Manager as appropriate
Ensure all WestRock standards and customer commitments (i.e., safety, waste reductions, R&A, output, and on-time delivery) are followed within the plant
Develop strong relationships with key members of the organization to better understand the overall business and upstream/downstream connections to prevent possible delays in production and shipment and impact on customer satisfaction
Maintain working relationship with the union by following the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
What you need to succeed:
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Must have 5+ years of experience in the corrugated/ converting industry
Knowledge of machinery and how to identify issues and troubleshoot equipment
Ability to learn proprietary software programs for the Corrugated Manufacturing systems
Inspire others to develop themselves and seek out continuous learning opportunities by serving as a role model and seeking out personal developmental opportunities
Leverage manufacturing knowledge to achieve business objectives, such as to solve problems, develop new ideas, or build the business
Demonstrate a general ability to use multiple methods for measuring employee performance
Proven experience with lean and continuous improvement
Ability to communicate effectively to all employees and to customers, both verbally and in writing
Ability to deal effectively with others in challenging situations, using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to resolve internal and external conflict
About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com. WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans