Manufacturing Shift Leader

Neenah Paper, Inc Appleton , WI 54914

Posted 3 months ago


Neenah Filtration is looking for Manufacturing Shift Team Leader to join our dynamic team where your experience and efforts make a difference. This position will be located in Appleton, WI supporting our Filtration Assets. The incumbent will work within the Operations Department to support key initiatives and help drive and achieve short and long-term goals.

The Manufacturing Shift Team Leads are responsible for supervising, providing technical support and guidance to paper machine, saturator and rewinder crews to meet production and quality goals while emphasizing safe working practices and collaborating with maintenance to optimize equipment. These positions will play a key role in operations leadership through the engagement of manufacturing employees by providing visible support, fostering open communications, coaching and developing manufacturing employees in a safety conscious environment resulting in a benchmark operations culture. The Shift Team Leads typically rotate shifts with the potential for some weekend coverage.


  • Support and enforce mill safety rules/practices and act as a positive role model for employees.

  • Ensure consistent product quality that exceeds customer expectations for value.

  • Support asset leaders by providing technical expertise to modify existing mill process and/or add new processes that will improve quality and increase profitability.

  • Provide direct shift supervision to hourly crews, including the assignment and direction of work, administration of training, expectation setting, and rule enforcement.

  • Effectively communicate day-to-day information on critical and routine issues affecting productivity, quality, safety, personnel, and maintenance to shift successor, along with operations management, as needed.

  • Exercise participative leadership that motivates employees to achieve department production/cost requirements.

  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.

  • Drive hourly employee development to maximize individual and collective talent levels.

  • Accountable for training that will provide qualified, trained and motivated employees.

  • Direct and audit effective programs for good housekeeping throughout the mill to ensure a professional atmosphere.

  • Administer mill policies and the Labor Agreement properly and consistently.

  • Maintain labor relationship through cooperation and team supportive efforts.


  • Five years of experience as a member of an operations crew.

  • Demonstrated supervisory ability

  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Demonstrate solid decision making and leadership skills.

  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Oracle.

  • Possess ambulatory capabilities to be able to walk extensively, climb, etc. in carrying out responsibilities.

  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral form.

  • Work beyond normal work schedule as necessary to fulfill position responsibilities.

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