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West Point, Virginia


a month ago

Career Level

Mid Level

College Degree

Professional Degree

Maintenance Supervisor

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

Maintenance Supervisor

19th & Main St
West Point, Virginia, 23181
United States


Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor - West Point, VA


The Opportunity:

Looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to provide direct supervision to hourly maintenance personnel and reports to the Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent.  This position is for the Power and Recovery areas of the West Point Mill.  This area includes two recovery boilers, two power boilers, two lime kilns and four turbine generators and associated ancillary equipment.

How you will impact WestRock:

Administers and models safety in his/her area of responsibility; participates in and supports the safety programs for the maintenance department; reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance employees. Ensures compliance with all applicable OSHA and plant safety.

Responds to calls as needed; is a team member on a rotating weekend/holiday basis and is on call support for maintenance.

Leads by example.

Sets expectations of the crews and provides direction using SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely).

Motivates the team using coaching, mentoring, feedback, and recognition.

Holds people accountable for meeting expectations and goals.

Is primarily responsible for direct supervision to hourly mechanics in the assigned area of responsibility.

Is responsible for safety, training, and assignment of work to mechanical personnel in assigned area.

Is responsible for maintenance spending in assigned area along with other members of the team.

Oversees employee compliance with corporate, division, and mill safety including 70E and environmental rules and procedures.

Is an integral team member working with the maintenance planner, operating department maintenance coordinator and operating department superintendent.

Ensures crew uses proper parts and equipment.

Ensures crew has all necessary resources to complete maintenance work.

Maintains the equipment in assigned area to achieve the maximum possible uptime at the lowest possible cost.

Is chief troubleshooter on equipment in assigned area.

Utilizes the J.D. Edwards CMMS as a primary tool of the mill maintenance process.

Works with are Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC) and Mechanical Planner to prioritize, schedule and execute planned work.

Handles unplanned work (break-ins) as necessary.

Responsible for helping maintain area maintenance budget.

Promote reliability through precision maintenance principles.

Engaged with Root Cause Failure Analysis.


What you need to succeed:


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school,

5 years Power and Recovery experience, or reliability and/or precision maintenance experience.

5 years or more supervisory experience in the Pulp & Paper industry preferred, or related professional experience in a heavy industrial environment working with mechanical maintenance or engineering teams.


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.