Provide overall management and direction for the Maintenance and Engineering departments. The qualified candidate will ensure that the engineering & maintenance areas continuously improve operating efficiency and product quality as well as ensure the efficient and economical installation of mill equipment, machinery and facilities.
Promote and assure a safe work environment
Fulfilling all responsibilities as a member of the Mill Lead Team
Know, support, live, and protect the Verso Foundation Document by walking the talk through daily behaviors
Understand and drive both the Manufacturing Work System and Reliability Elements
Develop individual and departmental goals and objectives to establish performance standards for all departmental team members; coordinate team efforts and direct engineers on project work as needed
Develop, manage and execute the yearly capital plan and budget as dictated in mill's goals
Assist with facility's long term strategy and capital development
Maintain a close working relationship with union leadership and managers to optimize equipment and the facility
Approve expenditure requests up to specified limits
Maintain harmonious relations with team members by administering contract provisions and company policies to avoid breach of contract, to ensure conformance to work rules and regulations administering disciplinary measures when needed.
Ensure the safety and health of all team members in area of responsibility as related to work activities.
Lead area maintenance direct reports to increase effectiveness of crews
Develop and enforce expectations
Promote reliability and R-Gap closure, RCFA process and serve as a technical resource
Identify and develop training to promote development of team members
Ensure effective use of maintenance resources
Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to handle multiple time sensitive projects and issues and must work well under pressure
Social, leadership, and communication skills to engage key customers and stakeholders
Excellent analytical, team leadership skills, planning and priority setting, and timely decision making
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, technical training and experience
Minimum of seven to ten years of maintenance related experience in the Pulp and Paper industry or similar heavy manufacturing environment
Job LocationEscanaba, Michigan, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular