Team Leader (Shift Supervisor)

Location: Chesapeake, VA
Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) is a joint venture between Oregon-based Total Fiber Recovery, a subsidiary of Bulk Handling Systems, and the Swedish company CellMark Inc. This new facility will annually produce over 200,000 tons of recycled pulp from mixed paper (MP) and cardboard (OCC).
TFRC is seeking a Team Leader to join the team in Chesapeake, Virginia.
This supervisory position is responsible for the safety, quality, and productivity of the plant and employees at TFRC. In this role, you will oversee daily operations to meet production timeline and quality, and assist with staffing, developing, training, and leading a workforce capable of achieving production goals through performing established processes. You will also engage in continuous improvement activities and participate in work group implementation.

 If you have these qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities… 

  • Be able to work the DuPont Schedule, which consists of rotating day and night 12 hours shifts, typically working 14 days out of 28, generally, with 2 weekends off per month. Ability to attend occasional meetings on off days. Startup period may require temporary schedule of working more hours and days a week
  • High school diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree in management, engineering, or related technical field preferred
  • Pulp and Paper operational experience is a plus. Any continuous process operational experience is also a plus
  • 3 years’ supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting highly preferred
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing practices a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting software such as Syteline or any other ERP a plus
  • Some proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) required
  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize daily tasks in a fast-paced environment and stay calm
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate and implement management/business direction with shift crew members
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Leadership to cultivate a culture of safety and accountability
  • Be a self-starter, take responsibility and get it done professionally though your team

And are interested in these responsibilities…

  • Overseeing the shift operations to meet production goals, while ensuring employees follow all plant and job safety requirements and standard operating procedures
  • Motivating others to perform well, excel at their assigned responsibilities and exceed team goals
  • Supervising Operators, Millwright, E/I Technician, and Yard Jockey each shift
  • Coordinating with other Team Leaders to keep operation running smoothly and safely
  • Helping fill shift personnel vacancies for upcoming shifts
  • Ensuring department team members are trained and assisting peers throughout the plant in implementing improvement activities with specific focus on safety, quality, and productivity
  • Guaranteeing proper operation and management of processes and equipment to meet product specifications and environmental compliance requirements
  • Monitoring plant operations and directing the crew to meet quality, operating, process, and production targets/objectives. Engaging in problem solving to return the process/operation to target when deviations occur
  • Utilizing crew to monitor raw material and process yield
  • Fulfilling all record keeping requirements related to the day-to-day operations in a timely manner, including safety training documentation, disciplinary actions, employee development, and specific job-related training
  • Reviewing and approving timecards and PTO requests for employees
  • Promptly investigating safety, fire, and environmental incidents, including completing and submitting any investigation reports prior to the end of the shift
  • Acting as the shift incident commander for oil spills, fires, emergency response, evacuation alarms, and water and power outages
  • Being accountable for shift administration of mill lock out policies and procedures, confined space entry, hot work and fall arrest procedures
  • Working closely with other Team Leaders to coordinate mill activities to achieve business results
  • Being responsible for process improvement and problem solving to lower cost and improve quality

You will receive…

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits program including but not limited to Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement

Work Opportunity

TFRC will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, we do not offer VISA sponsorship or transfers at this time, unless specifically noted in the posting.

TFRC participates in the E-Verify program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TFRC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics.

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