Operations Manager in Escanaba at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 8/26/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for directing and coordinating the overall manufacturing operations of the facility, which includes pulp, power, paper, logistics and maintenance.  Ensures continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency, in a safe and environmentally conscious manner, to produce products that meet or exceed customer expectations.  Operates the facility’s assets to maximize profitability, and leads people effectively to promote a highly trained and engaged workforce.



  • Drives safety and environmental responsibility within the operating departments.
  • Makes safety a top priority by communicating, participating and supporting safety efforts, and ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met.
  • Ensures support of corporate safety initiatives.
  • Reviews all safety incidents in the department and participates in the root cause failure analysis.
  • Tours daily for safety compliance and observation of employees.
  • Guides and develops supervisors to manage crews in the area of safe work practices.


  • Direct responsibility for the manufacturing operation.
  • Ensures effective utilization of all resources.
  • Develops short and long range manufacturing objectives consistent with Verso’s Strategy, Mission and Vision.
  • Establishes goals for specific operational performance consistent with mill and company objectives.
  • Drives execution of initiatives to support those goals.
  • Creates accountability for the achievement of the goals.
  • Directs the development of capital and operating budgets.
  • Ensure the optimization of the production processes and related material/production workflow.
  • Maintains a customer/quality focus within all manufacturing departments.
  • Supports and champions a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor s degree in pulp paper science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field experience.
  • 7 - 10 years of related paper, operational, or manufacturing/industrial experience.
  • Proven leader with experience in achieving results.


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