Area Process Manager Recovery

The Pensacola Mill is currently seeking an Area Process Manager (APM) for the Recovery in Power Business Unit (PBU). 


Position Scope:

The Recovery APM is the leader of an operations area for the Power Business Unit (PBU) in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill.  The APM is responsible for all facets of day-to-day operations of the Recovery area and designs systems to build long-term stability and equipment/ process reliability.  The recovery area equipment consists of multiple recovery boilers, evaporators, and environmental compliance monitoring systems.  Recovery shares 4 salaried FLLs, a day manager, an OMC and roughly 51 hourly employees with the Power business unit.  This position is responsible for safety, quality, environmental compliance, employee engagement, hourly team development, process productivity, efficiency, reliability, and area financial performance.  Responsibilities will also include the direction of technical resources and process experts who support the area.  This position reports directly to the Power Business Unit Manager. 


Position Responsibilities:

The Recovery APM will be heavily involved in a broad spectrum of areas including operations, maintenance, technical, and people. 

  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results

  • Develop tools and systems to maintain compliance with all applicable environmental permitting and ensure all environmental compliance systems are reliable and accurate (NCG, air, water, etc.)

  • Manage training processes in the PBU in alignment with GMTI to ensure a pool of highly skilled team members

  • Build effective systems and materials such as operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting documents (TCC), and other training materials

  • Support engagement processes to ensure the crews have ownership and feel valued within the organization

  • Coordinate within the PBU and other business units to optimize area production to meet the needs of the department and the mill, including process balances as needed (e.g. upset conditions and outages)

  • Complete technical process evaluations and improvements

  • Seek out and implement best practices using teams, databases, vendors, and other technical resources

  • Support the manufacturing work systems (MWS) process to prioritize and plan daily work, routine outages, and annual outages including operational, maintenance, and contractor tasks

  • Coordinate outage and other routine work as needed, which may include review of bid proposals and planned spending to ensure maximum value is achieved

  • Serve as a contractor coordinator (owner's rep) as required

  • Support improvements in a healthy and highly functioning basic care process

  • Lead ongoing improvement efforts in reliability pacesetter elements

  • Participate in the 5S program for the area, including leading 5S improvement projects as needed

  • Participate in cost reduction program idea generation and implementation process

  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation

  • Implement systems to improve/sustain results, including PI processbook pages, excel spreadsheet tools, Proficy based centerlining systems, etc.

  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings

  • Fulfill weekend duty team leadership role for the PBU

  • Lead and sustain continual improvement on Manufacturing Excellence culture within the Recovery area

  • Fill in for Power business unit manager as needed


Desired Skills:

Successful candidate should have the ability to:

  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety

  • Quickly develop thorough knowledge of mill equipment and systems

  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels

  • Approach positional responsibilities in an inclusive manner by engaging all team members in area, department, and mill

  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change

  • Possess Manufacturing Excellence (ME) certification of white or green belt

  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively


Required Experience:

Four (4) years post college experience with minimum two (2) years operation experience in pulp and paper or power generation and distribution industry.  Experience in power and/or recovery operation is strongly preferred.  Technical degree in engineering and some supervisory experience is preferred.


Desired Competencies:

Customer Focus, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Process Management, Managing Through Systems, TQM/Reengineering, Confronting Direct Reports and Others, Developing Direct Reports and Others, Directing Others, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Motivating Others, Drive for Results, Sizing up People, Building Effective Teams, Understanding Others, Action Oriented, Business Acumen, Command Skills, Conflict Management, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Learning on the Fly, Managerial Courage, Managing and Measuring Work, Problem Solving, Standing Alone.



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