Superintendent, Paper Manufacturing – Putney, VT

Full Job Description

Marcal Paper, located in Putney VT, is searching for a Mill Superintendent, with paper manufacturing experience, to join our team!


  • The Superintendent of Paper Manufacturing is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the paper function and Department.
  • This person leads all aspects of paper manufacturing in a manner that delivers on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in order to deliver manufacturing and P&L commitments with respect to OEE and MPP.
  • This person will work with all manufacturing, purchasing, and sales and distribution teams to ensure consistent finished goods are delivered to customers as committed.
  • Safety and safe operations are imperative as is commitment to housekeeping and cleanliness, while operating to constantly improve quality of manufacturing and the facility overall.
  • Possesses and utilizes strategic vision, leadership and fit of paper manufacturing as part of the bigger picture.


  • Responsible for paper manufacturing accountabilities including safety, compliance, quality, productivity & cost.
  • Manage paper manufacturing chemical costs and overall aggressive cost management.
  • Manage teams in a manner that supports teamwork and development.
  • Develop annual paper manufacturing budget, approve and monitor expenditures, and report variances to budget.
  • Develop and execute strategies that maximize productivity, minimize waste and minimize operating cost.
  • Deliver on Sales and Customer Service commitments with a CS focus.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities to generate improvement in KPI’s.
  • Manage manufacturing operations to achieve P&L objectives.
  • Environmental stewardship, machinery knowledge
  • Desire and experience in developing people, succession planning, technical training abilities, and assembling manuals, and materials for training.


  • Manage capital projects efficiently, on-time, within budget.
  • Work with and an understanding of the internal customer needs and KPI’s; recognition of Purchasing KPI’s and work with them on residual shipments and contraries.
  • Ability to lead teams in a cooperative and inspirational manner
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and challenging deadlines
  • Strong sense of urgency and ownership
  • Ability to operate process data systems and learn and investigate new systems to ensure more efficient operations.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience preferred


  • B.S. degree in engineering or related background
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a fiber operation preferred with 5 years’ of experience in fiber and de-inking.
  • Demonstrated management experience and exhibited leadership skills
  • The ability to develop a team and individuals both technically and for people related roles as the business grows.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, with strong communications skills
  • Strong ability to collaborate and cooperate with peer leaders and departments: ability to see the larger picture of the business and its growth and how paper relates to the overall strategic plan.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $110,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Putney, VT 05346: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
  • Paper Production Occupations: 1 year (Preferred)
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