- RockTenn (NYSE: RKT)
RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard, consumer and corrugated packaging and one of the world’s largest paper recyclers. Over the years, Rock-Tenn has outpaced its peers in revenues, profitability, EBITDA and stock price. We’ve done this by creating and following a bold strategy of: exceeding our customers' expectations every time, creating long-term shareholder value and encouraging and rewarding employee excellence.
Since its founding in 1936, Rock-Tenn has focused on developing packaging and paperboard products that bring high value to its customers, employees and shareholders. The company now operates approximately 240 facilities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and China. We employ 26,000 employees and are North America’s largest paper recycler, largest display manufacturer, largest pre-print linerboard producer, 2nd largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging, 2nd largest producer of coated recycled paperboard, and 2nd largest producer of folding cartons.
We have an opportunity for a Production Supervisor at our folding carton plant in Joplin, MO. Please see the information below for details regarding this role:
Expectations and Responsibilities
Operational Areas of Responsibility
Sheeting and Printing Department
Shipping / Receiving / Warehousing
Establish and sustain clean and well organized departments
Instill a “proactive” approach towards safety with employee involvement
Maintain housekeeping goals/objectives/procedures for shift
Ensure safety rule compliance across shift
Ensure housekeeping and organizational compliance across shift
Ensure Safety is never sacrificed
Quality and Continuous Improvement
Lead with a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement – Safety, Quality and Productivity
Ensure quality control plans are followed for quality excellence
Work with employees on prioritizing improvement opportunities
Ensure corrective/preventive actions are implemented for internal and external customer complaints
Ensure SQF and GMP compliance across shift
Strive to meet or exceed customer expectations in product quality and service
Coach Leads and other key operating personnel
Lead with a “Team Based” problem solving approach
Ensure employees are effectively trained to meet expectations
Determine Shift staffing needs
Inspire commitment in others for individual and team objectives
Ensure discipline is applied consistently and correctly across shift
Reward, recognize and celebrate accomplishments and improvements
Production and Cost Improvement
Relentless focus on measurable continuous improvement
Identify obstacles and develop and execute action plans to improve performance
Lead teams to achieve Performance objectives
Be innovative and creative with process improvements – “Think outside the box”
Ensure production performance is measured
Ensure shift receives performance feedback and updates on improvement plans
Pay strict attention to costs – labor, materials, supplies and parts
Work with Department Managers and Reliability Manager on work order trends and downtime reduction improvements
Ensure effective preventive and predictive maintenance is followed for all equipment
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
Knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery.
Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers.
High School Diploma required, College degree preferred.
Three years supervisory/leadership experience required.
At RockTenn, we seek to be the most respected in the industry. Our employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations -- every time. If you enjoy this shared commitment to excellence and discovering value where others haven’t we would like you to consider RockTenn as your employer of choice.
Rock-Tenn Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V