WestRock OCC Manager in Tacoma, Washington

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OCC Manager - Tacoma, WA

801 E Portland Ave

Tacoma, Washington, 98421

United States

The opportunity:

Responsible for managing the OCC (Old Corrugated Container) Plant.Responsible for all activities in the department including safety, environmental, quality & customer satisfaction, cost, production, maintenance planning, financial budgets & results, capital project support, people development, and employee & labor relations.On-call responsibility in 24/7 work environment to respond to safety and production issues. Other duties & responsibilities as assigned.

How you will impact WestRock:

Safety

– Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving our continually improving annual goals.

Assure a safe, engaged and highly motivated workforce by providing role modeling and leadership in safety and environmental efforts; communicating safety consistently, accountability while providing fair and equal treatment. Environmental

– Lead department environmental management systems to ensure compliance and environmental stewardship while working closing with the Tacoma Mill Environmental Department Quality/Customer Satisfaction – focus on the “no fail basics” of quality and service coupled with innovation to provide winning solutions to our internal customers Cost –Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing chemical and operational costs. Production – Optimize OCC schedules to maximize the mill’s production while continually increasing OCC uptime % and productivity while reducing off quality. Capital Execution – Provide input to capital projects from inception through completion that are related to the OCC area.

  • Strategic Planning - Initiate and facilitate improvement projects within the department focusing on strategic initiatives to reduce cost, increase productivity and/or improve quality

People Development

- Invest in our People to help them develop and operate at their full potential Employee/Labor Relations – Build positive relations based on the WestRock culture of trust, respect and empowering employees to always do the right thing.

Key Behaviors

Create an environment of mutual respect and trust for our co-workers and customersEmpower and engage co-workers to improve our safety and productivity and lower our cost to produceSatisfy our customers every timeDo the right thing for WestRock – alwaysHigh sense of urgencyAttention to detail; develop and follow Standard Operating Procedures and processes to reduce human errors

How you will impact WestRock:Safety– Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving our continually improving annual goals.Assure a safe, engaged and highly motivated workforce by providing role modeling and leadership in safety and environmental efforts; communicating safety consistently, accountability while providing fair and equal treatment.Environmental– Lead department environmental management systems to ensure compliance and environmental stewardship while working closing with the Tacoma Mill Environmental DepartmentQuality/Customer Satisfaction– focus on the “no fail basics” of quality and service coupled with innovation to provide winning solutions to our internal customersCost–Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing chemical and operational costs.Production– Optimize OCC schedules to maximize the mill’s production while continually increasing OCC uptime % and productivity while reducing off quality.Capital Execution–Provide input to capital projects from inception through completion that are related to the OCC area.Strategic Planning-Initiate and facilitate improvement projects within the department focusing on strategic initiatives to reduce cost, increase productivity and/or improve qualityPeople Development- Invest in our People to help them develop and operate at their full potentialEmployee/Labor Relations– Build positive relations based on the WestRock culture of trust, respect and empowering employees to always do the right thing.Key BehaviorsCreate an environment of mutual respect and trust for our co-workers and customersEmpower and engage co-workers to improve our safety and productivity and lower our cost to produceSatisfy our customers every timeDo the right thing for WestRock – alwaysHigh sense of urgencyAttention to detail; develop and follow Standard Operating Procedures and processes to reduce human errors

What you need to succeed:

B.S. Degree with at least 1 year of Paper Mill and/or Pulp Mill experience.

Must be a strong leader with demonstrated skills in interpersonal skills, customer service, communication and high sense of urgency and attention to detail

Must work well in Teams, both as a Team Leader and Team Member

Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office products

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

OCC Plant or Recycling Center management experience

Understanding of Box Plant Corrugator operation

Customer visits and/or interaction experience

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.

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

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

OCC Manager

Washington-Tacoma

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