Columbia Pulp I, LLC is looking for an experienced Leader to join our team for an exciting new opportunity. The Shift Leader is responsible for the Operations shift’s performance in safety, product quality, production output, housekeeping, cost control, employee relations and the environmental elements. This individual will need to utilize exceptional leadership competencies to build a shift team that safely meets/exceeds facility objectives at the lowest cost consistent with operating requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ascertains assigned production goals at start of the shift, and assigns personnel and determines use of machines to achieve goals
Arranges for flow of raw material and finished product
Monitors progress during the shift and facilitate appropriate adjustments
Coordinates with maintenance personnel for equipment optimization and repair
Participates in analyzing equipment and machinery and making changes/recommendations to lower costs and improve operating performance
Interview and evaluate prospective employees
Train, motivate, encourage and lead workforce in continuous improvement process efforts
Prepare and submit shift logs, production and inventory reports, time records and other reports on shift activities as requested
Submit work order notifications, work and safety guidelines
Pro-active in maintaining a safe and productive environment for the assigned shift/department including the training of new employees on how to work safely, recognize hazards and understand safety rules
Conduct operations so as to meet established cost standards for use of raw materials, utilities, labor, and supplies
Identify most efficient use of labor, equipment, and material
Monitor quality of output and takes appropriate action
Assigns housekeeping tasks to employees so as to maintain plant in a neat an orderly condition
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Plant Manager


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (Paper Science & Engineering) or related field or equivalent related experience
3-5 years production experience, pulp and paper industry preferred
Prior Supervisory experience required, 24/7 operations preferred
Process improvement and process safety management experience preferred
Demonstrated proficiency in team-building, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills to motivate, encourage, train, direct, lead and coach employees
Technically proficient to troubleshoot mechanical and chemical upsets
Capable of acting as first responder and incident commander for plant emergencies
Strong attention to detail with a proven track record for process documentation, shut down/start up experience preferred
Mechanical ability is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Production Management: 3 years (Preferred)