Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor - Power and Recovery

Requisition ID:  950

Queen City, TX, US, 75572

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

Manufacturing Supervisor - Power and Recovery

Role Summary

The Power & Recovery Supervisor is crucial to the shift operation and productivity of the Power & Recovery Department.  The successful candidate will understand and align business operations and Power responsibilities as he/she executes their role to exceed expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.


This role is responsible for leadership of approximately 20+ unionized hourly shift employees in the daily production of the Power & Recovery operation.  The incumbent will oversee the measurement systems to ensure continued improvement in steam and electrical power generation, boiler operations, and water and waste handling.  This role reports to the Superintendent—Power & Recovery.


Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Utilize and refine standard work systems to effect sustainable positive results in safety, environmental, people, housekeeping, quality, cost, and performance.
  • Demonstrate safety as a core value and foster a safe work culture by promoting and enforcing behavioral based safety practices and standards
  • Maintain environmental compliance
  • Develop and manage hourly shift employees through communication of business strategy, mentorship, coaching and accountability methods
  • Optimize recovery boiler and power boiler operation as well as power generation to maximize pulp production and reduce downtime and costs
  • Collaborates with all levels of management personnel to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Monitor and manage Key Process Indicators
  • Promote team concept with production crews to assure continuity in reaching common production goals
  • Manage continuous improvement projects for area of responsibility
  • Continually improve standard work systems such as trouble cause corrections, standard operating procedures, startup/shutdown checklists, and centerlines
  • Maintain effective communications and working relationships with Operations Departments, Maintenance, Safety, IT, Environmental, Human Resources, Engineering, Purchasing and Suppliers,
  • Act as Incident Commander for Mill Emergency Response Team
  • Collaborate with Department Learning Leaders to ensure training program for department personnel is current and appropriate training levels are met 
  • Other duties as assigned



Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor s Degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering or related technical field and a minimum five (5) years of experience working with power and/or recovery processes


  • Five (5) years of years of experience in power and recovery processes and three (3) years of supervisory experience in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of power and recovery operations
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills of the pulping process
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with reliability and continuous improvement principles and techniques
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Possess an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, with a situational (servant, directive, collaborative) leadership approach to managing the team
  • Available to provide coverage on holiday, off-days, weekends and after-hours  
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Experience and knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana