Production Supervisor
MeadWestvaco - Covington, VA

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Production Supervisor

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MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses – Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group. We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere. We help people keep track of their medications ( Dosepak ®, and Shellpak ® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens ( Mixor ® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities ( Evotherm ® asphalt). We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.

With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Description

CAREER OPPORTUNITY You will have the opportunity to supervise a production area in the Covington Carbon Plant, including day to day operations and maintenance. You will coordinate activities to eliminate safety hazards and environmental excursions, implement Operational Excellence and cost reduction initiatives, and drive continuous improvement efforts HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV
  • Supervise 1-2 salaried operations personnel and ~10 hourly employees to ensure the daily production and maintenance plans are executed as expected
  • Provide feedback and coaching as needed
  • Coordinate Operational Excellence initiatives and cost reduction activities
  • Work closely with the area production engineers to implement plant improvements
  • Promote and champion area safety activities
  • Ensure environmental compliance
  • Seek and promote innovative solutions to difficult operational problems
  • Fill in for the area production manager as needed

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree a plus
  • Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience is ideal. Will consider all experience levels
  • Strong analytical skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people to achieve results
  • Demonstrates a commitment to process and systems improvement initiatives as both an individual contributor and by influencing others
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access
  • Experience in DCS Systems, PI, Kronos, and SAP a plus

    United States of America



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