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CIM / Plant Superintendent

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78219

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.




The Plant Superintendent is responsible for process management in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, maintenance, shipping and continuous improvement in the production department with emphasis on the use of standard reliable and the development of such standards.




  • Works with operating teams to understand and improve manufacturing systems;  
  • Maintains daily plant housekeeping standards by assuring the use of established procedures
  • Maintains high levels of product and service quality through actively assisting in the development, implementation, use, auditing, and improvement of standard reliable methods and procedures.
  • Ensures the effective management and development of employees.
  • Leads plant meetings to assist in the planning of production and maintenance processes.
  • Utilizes employee involvement and empowerment principles to create teamwork and optimize utilization of resources.
  • Participates with the Site Manager in the development of capital and project spending plans and activities as well as the production related areas for the annual plan (budget).
  • Fill in for the Site Manager when absent from the plant and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Emphasizes use of manufacturing reliability tools to accomplish operating objectives in a 24/7 production environment
  • Ensures compliance with corporate quality systems;  Provides follow-up on quality issues that arise
  • Facilitates task teams to reduce performance gaps in safety, productivity, efficiency and other operational elements at the facility.
  • Provides leadership, coaching, mentoring to employees on engagement processes
  • Responsible for continued emphasis on work systems – solidify basic tools and lead the further development of high performance work teams.
  • Ensures that jobs stay within budget and steers investigations of situations that result in jobs with excessive costs.
  • Ensures that functioning programs are in place to drive continuous improvement,   this entails employee forums to participate in the continuous improvement process and manufacturing reliability system implementation.
  • Ensures compliance with all company safety policies and procedures
  • Consistently and effectively communicates with the Site Manager on plant issues


Knowledge and Experience:


Five plus years of supervisory experience in corrugated manufacturing preferred. Bachelors degree preferred. Ability to function as an effective member of a team. Ability to effectively work, communicate, and coordinate activities with other departments. Ability to effectively lead and participate in structured problem solving activities. Ability to deal effectively with different types of people throughout the organization. Excellent communication skills - oral, written, listening, and presentations. Excellent planning, organizing, prioritizing, time management and delegation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills - conflict management, coaching, supportive feedback, and problem solving. Strong mechanical and technical knowledge.




International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio