Paper Machine Superintendent

ND Paper

Rumford, ME

ND Paper, a leading paper product manufacturer in the US with approx. $1 billion annual sales, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, the largest containerboard producer in China and Asia, with $10 billion annual sales.  We are an environmentally-friendly company that manufactures various types of high-quality pulp, paper and paper-based packaging materials. Our mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron Wisconsin are integrated paper & pulp facilities, and our mill in Fairmont, West Virginia is one of only three in the world that produces air-dried, recycled pulp. Our fourth mill in Old Town, ME produces softwood kraft pulp. We are proud of our 1400 dedicated employees, who together produce more than 1.2 million short tons of pulp & paper annually.

We are looking to hire top talent to join our dynamic team! ND Paper offers full benefits and a competitive compensation. We are currently seeking an experienced Paper Machine Superintendent. The Paper Machine Superintendent is responsible for managing the overall operation of the Paper Machine and auxiliary processes including stock preparation, coating preparation, rereeler and finishing.  The successful candidate will be responsible for results of the Paper Machine Business Unit in the areas of safety, quality, customer field performance, efficiency, operating cost and clean production.

The Paper Machine Superintendent will work under the direction of the Operations Manager, Sam Miller. This is a full-time salaried position. The hours of the position will be Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate safety as a core value and establish a safe work environment by actively leading the safe execution of work
  • Lead personnel and resources in achieving all tactical, strategic, long and short term objectives which support mill/division objectives.
  • Lead a clean and efficient manufacturing operation with a focus on safe work practices
  • Supervision of salaried and hourly personnel in the areas of responsibility.
  • Develop a high-performance team with individual performance goals
  • Identify and introduce appropriate technology to the area through the capital and expense system
  • Coordinate and set expectations for suppliers, mill resources and support organizations including, but not limited to finishing, maintenance, process control and technical services
  • Execute special projects and implement new work processes for continuous improvement in safety, clean production, customer satisfaction, machine efficiency and profitability
  • Develop and administer goals, financial planning, and cost reduction activities for the Paper Machine and auxiliary process areas described above

Attributes for Success:

  • Hard work – tackle each task with determination, passion and creativity; the willingness to put in whatever effort is required to successfully complete the job at hand
  • Pursuit of Excellence – strive to consistently exceed expectations in our day-to-day work and outperform our competitors in the marketplace, regarding work and company achievements as a collaborative goal with the desire to go above and beyond
  • Integrity - treat the company and teammates with upmost respect, operating on strong moral codes to drive company values and culture
  • Sense of Urgency – drive forward each day with speed, agility, and flexibility to capture unrealized opportunities and avoid potential risks for the business
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit – act like an owner, challenging the status quo, asking the right questions, and actively seeking ways to innovate and improve
  • Adaptability – be fluid with ND Paper’s continuous evolution while driving change in a fast-paced environment, equipped with the ability to acclimate quickly.
  • Servant Leadership – set an example by implementing meaningful leadership with heart, empathy, foresight and stewardship.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, pulp and paper science or related field OR the equivalent training and/or experience
  • Possess working knowledge of every aspect of papermaking, including stock preparation, coating, finishing and the paper machine operations
  • Ability to make high risk decisions under pressure for situations, such as production stoppages or work affecting safety of personnel or equipment
  • Ability to motivate and direct employees to meet stated objectives
  • Candidate must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision-making skills as well as initiative and the ability to delegate decision-making and other responsibilities
  • Ability to handle multiple time sensitive projects

No unsolicited resumes - ND Paper does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume you submit to us will immediately become the property of ND Paper. If you would like to become a recruiter for ND Paper, please contact us and we will agree in writing to terms and the specific job roles for which you are authorized to recruit.