Profession paper mill supervisor

Paper mill supervisors coordinate and monitor the operations at a paper mill during production of products such as corrugated board, cardboard boxes or padded envelopes. They ensure that production targets, such as quantity and quality of products, timeliness and cost-effectiveness can be achieved. They have a clear overview of ongoing processes, and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Types of paper

    The different criteria used to determine differences in paper types such as coarseness and thickness, and the different fabrication methods and wood types from which the types of paper stem.

  • Types of pulp

    Kinds of pulp are distinguished based on their fibre type and the specific chemical processes through which they were created.

Skills

  • Oversee production requirements

    Oversee production processes and prepare all the resources needed to maintain an efficient and continuous flow of production.

  • Report on production results

    Report on production to the hierarchy. Mention a specified set of parameters, such as amount produced and timing, and any issues or unexpected occurrences.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • Coordinate communication within a team

    Collect contact info for all team members and decide on modes of communication.

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Meet productivity targets

    Devise methods to determine improvement in productivity, adjusting the goals to be reached and the necessary time and resources.

  • Communicate production plan

    Communicates production plan to all levels in a way that targets, processes, and requirements are clear. Ensures that information is passed to everyone involved in the process assuming their responsibility for overall success.

  • Follow production schedule

    Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.

  • Manage resources

    Manage personnel, machinery and equipment in order to optimise production results, in accordance with the policies and plans of the company.

  • Analyse production processes for improvement

    Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.

  • Analyse the need for technical resources

    Define and make a list of the required resources and equipment based on the technical needs of the production.

Optional knowledge and skills

check material rescources oversee quality control record production data for quality control quality assurance methodologies check quality of raw materials functionalities of machinery recruit personnel integrate new products in manufacturing ensure compliance with environmental legislation train employees monitor manufacturing quality standards schedule regular machine maintenance deinking processes monitor machine operations oversee logistics of finished products types of bleach identify hazards in the workplace liaise with quality assurance evaluate employees work write inspection reports undertake inspections