WestRock Paper Mill Superintendent in Covington, Virginia

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com .

Paper Mill Superintendent - Covington, VA

104 East Riverside St

Covington, Virginia, 24426-1238

United States

* Career Opportunity *

The Paper Mill Superintendent will direct the manufacturing of paper on three bleached board paper machines, stock and coating preparation, and finishing and loading areas, while assuring effective planning, development, and control of all manufacturing processes. This individual plans, organizes and controls the operations to effectively contribute to mill operating objectives and policies, working closely with marketing and other areas of operation to meet marketing and profit objectives. Additional responsibility includes ensuring the paper manufacturing process is in line with customer specifications. The Paper Mill Manager is expected to perform all their duties with a strong focus on safety.

How You will impact WestRock

Ensures the constant practice of established standards of safety and housekeeping in all areas within the Department.

Directs the economical and effective manufacturing of paper making operations

Provides quality, service and operating objectives, assuring implementation of effective plans

to meet established goals

Providing technical direction and expertise to develop equipment, materials, maintenance and operating procedures for effective operations

Develops, recommends and implements budgets, long-range plans, capital expenditures, and other managerial programs to support operations

Provides timely feedback of relevant information to management and makes valid recommendations for improvements to operating and management effectiveness

Maintains good relationships and coordinates closely with sales, technical and other operating management

Maintains solid relationships and contacts with major mill customers

What You need for success

BS degree in Pulp & Paper or Engineering; or equivalent technical and management experience

Minimum of eight to ten (8-10) years’ experience in paper machine supervision

Experience with a Bleached Board Fourdrinier paper machine

Proven ability to manage strategic plans and capital investments

Willingness and ability to fully manage 24/7 operation directly and through direct reports

What we offer

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Paper Mill Superintendent