Paper Mill Shift Supervisor

Tomahawk, WI

Req #3880
Posted: 04/08/21

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.

At PCA, you’ll find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.

We are seeking resumes for a Paper Mill Shift Supervisor. The purpose of this position is to coordinate the necessary resources for the operation of the paper mill and shipping to achieve objectives in safety, production and efficiency, while ensuring that quality containerboard is manufactured and shipped at minimum cost.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Ensure establishment and adherence to good environmental health and safety practices, policies, and accident prevention programs. Direct efforts to comply with corporate, state, and federal environmental and occupational safety and health standards.

  • Maintain compliance with ISO Quality System responsibilities.

  • Lead the hourly workforce in maintaining continuity of safety, quality, and operations and minimize lost production.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and correct operational problems.

  • Counsel and coach the hourly workforce.

  • Establish education plan of subordinates in the operation and safety aspects of the job.

  • Assign and direct work to meet production schedules and maintain quality.

  • Coordinate with other supervisors and staff members in methods of maintenance and production scheduling.

  • Review production efficiency, performance and cost reports and recommend and implement means of

increasing production efficiency or reducing costs.

  • Know and understand the Union/Management agreement.

  • Assist the Paper Mill Supt. in scheduling the crews.

  • Write work orders and conduct follow-up reviews of the work orders.

  • Accurately report all safety, quality and operational issues for effective follow-up.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to business/manufacturing operation in a paper mill environment OR a minimum of 3 years paper industry experience with a supervisory background and a general knowledge of paper operations.

  • Must understand interrelationships of process flows, mechanical operations of equipment and be able to work effectively with management and hourly personnel across the mill.
  • Continuing education in paper operations, leadership skills, and technology development.
  • Must have EMR certification or be willing to obtain.


All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.