Asset Leader

US-WI-Neenah
Job ID
2017-1348
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations

Overview

An outstanding opportunity exists for the right person to join Neenah Paper at the Neenah Mill in Neenah WI.

 

This position provides technical support and guidance to paper production crews to meet production and quality goals while emphasizing safe working practices and collaborating with maintenance to optimize equipment. The ideal candidate has the attitude, initiative, and excellent skills to support Neenah’s collaborative, high-achievement culture.

 

Neenah offers an attractive benefit package to all full-time employees which includes incentive pay, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and group life.

Responsibilities

  • Exercise personal leadership to provide an environment that puts a priority on providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees and conforms to applicable local, state, and federal codes and laws governing loss control.
  • Actively engage in driving safety results and culture improvement with all employees’ functional areas.
  • Ensure that equipment installations and modifications are completed in a safe manner and that proper safety reviews (DSRs) are conducted and loss control risks are addressed.
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping and sanitation on responsible asset base.
  • Support mill wide LCMS safety efforts to reduce accidents/incidents:
  • Maintain NPI’s reputation for superior product quality and dependable service by:
    • Maintain an effective Quality management process that will ensure conformance to all customer requirements as measured by customer reported defects ($/mlb, #/mmlb).
    • Develop and enforce procedures that protect existing and potential customers from all quality defects.
    • Engage in the Neenah Mill Sustainability Audit process as an active reviewer of completed audits on N8.
    • Support changes to products, product development, and customer service effectively and efficiently. Actively engage in the process and propose improvements that reduce cost/add value.
  • Achieve short and long term manufacturing cost advantage
  • Set aggressive and realistic goals for asset R/O, Yield, Uptime and Waste/Run while reinforcing continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement cost improvement plans and programs that ensure continuous year on year real cost reduction, measured in efficiency metrics such as COM.
  • Lead efforts to resolve operational issues impacting asset performance.
  • Support capital spending to sustain operations, support strategic initiatives, and reduce costs while meeting financial expectations
  • Provide leadership that ensures two-way COMMUNICATION, active ENGAGEMENT, and consistent ACCOUNTABILITY throughout the facility.
  • Lead efforts to move towards a culture of high achievement and support in the manufacturing area.
  • Establish and maintain an optimum organization to ensure that paper manufacturing employees are qualified, trained, and motivated people to meet current and future requirements.
  • Maintain a positive labor relations climate.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected and motivated to improve their individual and team contribution.
  • Establish personal leadership goals and participate in appropriate training to ensure continuous personal and professional growth.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate solid decision making and leadership skills.
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Business MRPII Software. Familiarity with Oracle is a plus.
  • Possess ambulatory capabilities to be able to walk extensively, climb, etc. in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
  • Work beyond normal work schedule as necessary to fulfill position responsibilities. This includes on-call responsibilities.

 

  • A four year degree in paper science, chemical engineering or related technical field is required.
  • Prior experience in paper manufacturing required.
  • A track record of proven performance/consistently meeting objectives, and leading or supporting safety programs in a manufacturing environment is a must.
  • Experience with customer interactions; ideally collaborating with others to help define needs, identify solutions and resolve problems. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Enjoys working with and collaborating with members of marketing, sales, business development, engineering and supply chain teams.

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