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Powerhouse Superintendent

Job ID: 209

Job Location: Shelton Lumber - Shelton, WA

Reports To: Shelton Operations Manager

Salary/Hourly Rate:


General Description:
Directly responsible to organize, train operators, direct manufacturing, direct maintenance activities, prepare and execute to an operation budget and supervisory activities in all aspects of Mill water system, water softener system, feed water system, boiler water treatment, hog fuel transport, mixed hog fuel power boiler operation, electrostatic precipitator operation, steam distribution system and the condensate return system. Major responsibility is for optimizing production, profitability, and quality while assuring safety, environmental compliance, housekeeping and human capital development are maintained within a 7-day, 24-hour operation.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Essential functions and responsibilities:
The incumbent has department responsibility for meeting production, cost, and quality standards and the operation of a Power Department to support the Shelton Complex for steam supply, condensate return, by developing long-term operational plans for annual manufacturing forecasts. Procedures are developed and supervised that closely monitor operational, steam production, and Power House system inventories so appropriate corrective actions can be taken to minimize upsets to the plan or take full advantage of changes in production scheduling.

The position is responsible for developing plans and procedures to allow emergency and routine maintenance of equipment with minimum impact on production, quality, and the environment. This is accomplished by evaluating maintenance requirements and developing single department or system downtimes of eight to ten hours on a monthly or bi-monthly basis for scheduled downtime maintenance. This program maximizes equipment availability by keeping the number of downtime repair jobs to a minimum and reducing emergency repairs because of improved maintenance.

Responsible for improvements in manufacturing processes. The incumbent must keep abreast of new developments in the industry; evaluate their potential and how to apply in the Mill. The position establishes process baselines, determines potential savings and prepares justifications for new equipment for process modifications. The position also authorizes trials to optimize operations by reducing costs or improved quality.

The incumbent has departmental responsibility for safety, environmental and housekeeping. Managing programs for inspecting equipment, implementing work practices for safety, providing safety training, providing constructive employee discipline for safety violations and operational issues are the incumbent’s responsibility. Providing strong leadership in safety is essential for this position.

Responsible for supervising, training, development of team members and motivating subordinates in assuring that company rules and regulations are followed. Knowledge of the labor agreement, company and department policies and the ability to communicate with personnel effectively with written and oral skills is essential for this position.

Responsible for assuring processes and employees comply with state environmental standards. This is accomplished by providing procedures, policies, maintaining required records and supervision for air and water emissions.

The incumbent assures maximum production and quality of work for planed field days and annual maintenance shutdowns by developing detailed shutdown/startup schedules utilizing a gantt chart that maximizes production while providing maximum time for maintenance. Schedules also reduce impact on environmental compliance by providing a balanced shutdown and startup. Schedules are published early enough to provide maximum time (at least two months before the annual outage and four days before each field day) for maintenance and operational department planning.


Qualifications – Required:
Work Experience 5 years supervisory experience as the Manager of a Powerhouse, Steam Distribution System and a thorough knowledge and understanding of all equipment within the department, including Mill water systems, demineralizers, feed water systems, boiler water treatment, hog fuel storage, hog fuel distribution, hog fuel feed systems, mixed hog fuel power boiler operation and electrostatic precipitator operation. Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational and troubleshooting skills with high ethical standards and energy levels. Must have excellent written and verbal abilities. Demonstrated skills in Word, Excel and Power Point. Education and Formal Training Technical Bachelor of Science degree. Proficient in process control. Proficient in PI, Capstone or comparable information management system. Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical. Engineering or Pulp and Paper Technology and advanced management courses.


Qualifications – Preferred:
Work Experience
10 years supervisory experience in Power House Operation.
10 years supervisory experience in electrical generation.

Education and Formal Training
Skills and knowledge to manage and direct maintenance activities.


Travel Required? No

Shift Hours:


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.