Shift Supervisor

Clearwater Paper Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 2 weeks ago


At Manchester Industries, a Clearwater Paper Company, we provide unparalleled service and the best solutions in Paperboard Sales, Sheeting, and Distribution. Since 1978 we have helped our customers meet the daily demands of the commercial printing, publishing, point of purchase display, specialty packaging, and folding carton industries.

Through innovation and continual improvement in precision converting technology, we provide prime paperboard grades from leading mills to paper merchants and packaging companies. With vast inventories at Manchester's 5 strategic locations: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and Texas, we maintain 14 precision sheeters, 9 guillotine trimmers, 4 carton packing lines, and 2 slitter rewinders within 450,000 combined square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space.

The goal of Manchester Industries is to provide an exceptional service platform with our staff of committed employees. Through working with customers and suppliers together, we are able to find profitable and proficient solutions in this ever-changing marketplace.

Working at Manchester Industries provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and developmentall in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success.


The Shift Supervisor is responsible for on-time production of a quality product while maintaining safe work practices and environment through the production personnel for the crew assigned. The Shift Supervisor strives to continuously improve work processes and procedures as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities of his/her team. The Shift Supervisor may fulfil a position within the crew or may backfill in various positions as business needs dictate. The incumbent should be technically knowledgeable of the operating roles and responsibilities. The Shift Supervisor works without supervision and communicates effectively with Team Members.


  • Works with the Operations Manager and Production Manager to ensure the fulfilment of on-demand manufacturing operation in a quick turnaround business model leveraging utilization of all resources (ex: asset management, capacity planning and resource management) Assists with scheduling and ensures schedules are met for on-time delivery of goods Directs team during shift start up meeting; informs team of throughput goals, processes and requirements Assist shipping and receiving (2nd and 3rd shift responsible for inbound and outbound) Ensures the optimization of the assembly/fulfilment processes and related material/production workflow May be responsible for accurate inventory usage/movement and reconciliation of goods and supplies for their crew Communicates with Maintenance about any machine or building issues Covers scheduled and unscheduled vacancies Cover any positions needed for breaks and lunches

Safety/Environmental Makes safety a priority by communicating, participating and supporting safety efforts, ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met for assigned crew

  • Ensures safe work environment and practices are in place and adhered to

  • Tours daily for safety compliance and observation of employees

Quality Ensures standards for customer service, product quality, equipment and operator performances are maintained.

  • Ensures Quality processes, procedures, and associated documentation is utilized.

  • Ensures crew is educated on the importance of producing a quality product.

Leadership Directs the team regarding proper job performance

  • Measures team performance, provides performance feedback to the Management team to ensure performance is addressed and supported.

  • May be a designated back-up to the Production Manager for incidental backfill and development.

  • Fosters an atmosphere where information is freely shared, and employees work towards a common goal.

  • Ensures assigned crew completes training plans to ensure the knowledge, skills, and abilities meet expectations for production personnel and compliance with company policies/practices.

  • Promote continuous improvement and teamwork


Required education and related experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Management, Engineering or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of industry experience, preferably in a high-speed environment.

  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry strongly preferred, demonstrated knowledge of operating process and positions.

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • STRONGLY DESIRED: Prior working experience with the following sheeting/cutting technologies:

  • Jagenberg, Synchro

  • Marquip, Sheet Runner

  • Syebold, Guillotine or Ream Cutter

  • Ability to work with a variety of employees, adapt and react to changing work situations

  • Good supervisory and coaching skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent time management and planning skills

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals across the organization

  • Continuous improvement/lean manufacturing experience preferred.

Illustrative Functions:

  • Some mental, visual, physical fatigue from computer terminal use.

  • Mix of office and manufacturing plant environments.

  • Presence in manufacturing environment involving high-speed equipment, high noise levels, heat, and cold and mill environments.

  • 45+ hours/week

  • Occasional extra hours to meet work demands

  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, and move arms and hands freely. Ability to push, pull or lift up to 60 pounds.

Each and every one of our employees contributes to the success of our company by showing up every day with a commitment to improving ourselves, the company and our communities.

Find out from our employees what they like about working for Clearwater Paper.

What do you like most about working at Clearwater Paper?I enjoy how the people at Clearwater Paper focus on being great. We do not settle for mediocrity. We work hard to continue to make the company better, even though it is already a great place to work.

What do you like most about working in your department or function?The company has given me the opportunity to serve as the sustainability representative for my location

Lewiston, Idaho. In this capacity, I have had the chance to work with employees companywide and interact with the Avista Technical Advisory Committee and represent the company by speaking at site-wide meetings and external industry conferences. The company also has provided excellent mentoring experiences and opportunities for me to professionally develop and become more knowledgeable in my chosen career field.

At Clearwater Paper we are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to communities; Learn more here

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