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Superintendent - Fiber Pulp

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Exciting opportunity for experienced professionals in the paper manufacturing industry to lead and innovate with a top-tier company. We are actively seeking a forward-thinking Fiber Superintendent to oversee our Stock Prep Department. This role is not just a job; it's a pathway to grow, make impactful decisions, and drive excellence within our operations.

Key Responsibilities

As the Fiber Superintendent, you will be at the heart of our production operation, ensuring seamless and efficient processes round the clock. Your crucial responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational Oversight: Proactively troubleshoot fiber issues, oversee labor relations, manage schedules, and assist with maintenance to ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Safety and Quality Assurance: Vigilantly enforce safety protocols and suggest improvements to enhance stock throughput without compromising on quality or safety.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Work closely with symbiotic departments and lead a team of 7 salaried employees, driving them towards operational excellence.
  • Strategic Planning: Track stock trends and inventories, and perform regular checks on equipment for optimal performance.
  • Process Improvement: Participate and lead in developing and managing capital and maintenance projects. Spearhead initiatives for continuous improvement in safety, cost reduction, productivity, and quality.
  • Emergency Coverage: Partake in the mill's on-call responsibilities during weekends and weeknights, providing coverage for assistant superintendent/supervisor vacancies as needed.



  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in paper making operations.
  • At least 5 years as a paper machine supervisor.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; SAP experience is highly desirable.
  • A proven track record in driving continuous improvement and adaptability to change.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related Technical discipline.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication expertise.
  • Ability to inspire and drive the team towards higher performance levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to align with company policies and goals.

Key Competencies:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action-Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Effective Planning
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Priority Setting & Drive for Results
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Functional/Technical Skills

Why Join Us?

  • Attractive Salary Range: $125,000 to $165,000 annual salary, with superior relocation policy and benefits.
  • Growth Opportunities: This role comes with real prospects for professional development and escalation within the company.

Become Part of Our Future!

This is not just another leadership role; it's a chance to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the paper manufacturing industry. If you are someone driven by results, integrity, and have a knack for elevating operational standards, we would like to meet you.

Apply now and let's build a sustainable future together.

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