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Shift Supervisor, Finishing

Company: Rayonier Advanced Materials
Location: Jesup
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About RYAM
RYAM is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in filters, food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial applications. The Company also manufactures products for paper and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, RYAM employs approximately 2,500 people and generates approximately $1.4 billion of revenues. More information is available at ---
RYAM's intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 90 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. RYAM is consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 exporters and delivers products to 79 ports around the world, serving customers in 20 countries across five continents.
The Shift Supervisor, Finishing, leads and manages the manufacturing operations for a designated shift in the Machines and Finishing and Warehouse departments to optimize mill performance, meet customer requirements and achieve plant objectives. Areas of responsibility include three finishing lines with packaging and warehousing, or three machines. Scope covers all aspects of ongoing shift operations including safety and housekeeping, quality, production, environmental control, equipment repair and reliability, cost control, chemical and raw material usage and people management.
How You'll shape the Future of the Finishing Department:

  • Leads safety efforts on shift to prevent injuries, eliminate hazards, improve housekeeping and comply with all applicable regulations and mill policies. Implements improvement initiatives, corrects unsafe conditions and responds to safety concerns to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

  • Supervises from 20 to 30 operators on shift. Manages employee performance and promotes teamwork. Provides appropriate coaching and training (OJT and SkillsNow) to ensure reliable performance and compliance with environmental, safety and quality requirements. Assigns and schedules employees in a manner to maximize effectiveness within labor agreement constraints. Addresses performance deficiencies and takes disciplinary action as appropriate.

  • Ensures maximum pulp production that meets manufacturing specifications and customer requirements.

  • Maintains quality and environmental parameters within prescribed limits, basing decisions on operating conditions and trends. Ensures that required testing occurs on schedule and in an appropriate manner.

  • Works with other shift supervisors to coordinate, prioritize and assign shift maintenance activities to address emergency or urgent work orders. Consults with maintenance personnel to ensure equipment repairs are completed in a timely manner. Assigns operating personnel to perform preventive maintenance and maintenance assist activities.

  • Makes periodic rounds of assigned areas to monitor employee and equipment performance, operating conditions, housekeeping, safety, production, quality and environmental performance.

  • Manages the operation and activities on shift to control costs - labor, supplies, general expenses and chemicals.

  • Keep other supervisors informed of overall operations and special problems that may affect them. Coordinates planned and emergency repairs to minimize lost time.

  • Keeps up-to-date personnel records and data. Manages and documents routine labor relations issues, employee counseling and grievances at the first step.

  • Communicates effectively with management to keep them informed and obtain necessary support.

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, company policies and Rayonier's Standard of Ethics and Code of Corporate Conduct. Promotes and carries out the Company's ongoing affirmative action and equal opportunity programs.

    You'll Be Someone Who Can Bring:

    • BS degree or equivalent experience

    • 5-8 years experience

    • Well developed knowledge of pulp manufacturing, plant maintenance practices and project management

      Why You'll Love Working for RYAM:

      • Competitive pay

      • Medical, Dental, Vision

      • Short term/Long term disability

      • Bonus/Merit

      • Life insurance (Company-paid & Voluntary)

      • Company-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

      • Tuition reimbursement

      • Wellness reimbursement

      • Retirement plan

        Come join the RYAM team! Our success is directly related to the success of our employees. We strive to create an environment where every employee has an opportunity for personal and professional growth. From skills training and leadership development programs to tuition assistance, we empower our employees to become highly-effective team members and advance their careers. We offer formal training for professional development and world-class manufacturing skills. RYAM also strives to create a positive work environment and a commitment to best-in-class safety performance.

Keywords: Rayonier Advanced Materials, Savannah , Shift Supervisor, Finishing, Hospitality & Tourism , Jesup, Georgia

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