Monticello, Mississippi


*** This position has a $20,000 Sign On Bonus & Provides Relocation Assistance***

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a Paper Machine Assistant Superintendent (Optimizer) to join our team in Monticello, MS. This position will provide strategic and tactical leadership to achieve key operation objectives in safety, environmental compliance, reliability, production, quality, and cost.

The successful candidate will focus on safely improving productivity and reducing costs through process/equipment optimization and operator knowledge/skill improvement. The Assistant Superintendent will be able to effectively manage many high priority tasks and projects with a sense of urgency and possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to utilize a constructive challenge process to drive to the optimum solution. Ability to build relationships and communicate with different levels of the organization are important to be successful in this role.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Driving a culture of safety and environmental excellence through critical hazard identification, risk reduction, and risk mitigation
  • Working with front line supervisors to coach and develop employees
  • Leading teams in the identification, development, evaluation and implementation of safety, quality and/or cost reduction initiatives and projects that add the highest value to the operation to drive continuous improvement
  • Championing plans for both outage and routine maintenance
  • Understanding, communicating and aligning goals in the area of quality, production, safety and reliability
  • Driving process & equipment modifications that result in improved product quality, reduced variation and higher customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring major quality non-conformance events are identified, owned, investigated and effective corrective actions are implemented to mitigate / eliminate waste
  • Providing leadership through the application of Koch’s Market Based Management® (MBM®) philosophy to achieve superior results

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Five years or more of kraft paper operations experience
  • Two years or more of experience in implementing improvement processes
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering
  • Five years or more of supervisory experience
  • Experience with linerboard or similar grades of paper
  • Ten years or more of paper optimization experience
  • Experience managing in a labor union environment

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Monticello, Mississippi

Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 60,000 people. They have invested about $45 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures since 2003 to make life better around the world by efficiently converting resources into products and services that people depend on every day.

Our major industries include refining, chemicals and biofuels; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.

Since 1960, the value of the Standard & Poor's 500 grew 100-fold (assuming the reinvestment of dividends). During that same period, the value of Koch Industries grew nearly 3,500-fold (using the same assumptions). The growth of Koch companies has been achieved both through acquisitions and through expansion and broadening of existing businesses. Contributing to the company’s continued growth is the shareholders’ long-time policy of reinvesting 90 percent of earnings.

We have long been committed to creating real, sustainable value for all of society. For decades, Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned more than 550 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

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