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Plant Superintendent


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Position Title:          

Recycling Superintendent  


Pay Rate:                  

$68,300-$91,000 *Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range. Relocation benefit is also available for this role.


Category/Shift:        Salaried (Full-Time)


Physical Location:   1714 Cebrian Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691


The Job You Will Perform:

This position reports to the Plant General Manager at a Recycling Plant and is a hands-on leadership position responsible for providing direction to first and second shift employees and deliver results on key operational metrics. In addition, the Plant Superintendent is responsible for the following:


  • Supervising, directing, and coordinating personnel activities related to production
  • Directly supporting the Plant Manager in all aspects of daily plant operations; Assuming all duties and responsibilities of the acting plant manager when needed
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions
  • Administering and reviewing performance evaluations, assisting team leads in supervisory tasks and resolving employee issues
  • Managing performance and development of all hourly employees
  • Supporting, coaching, directing and assisting production leads and plant team members as needed
  • Supporting Recycling HR Team, assisting with job classification/certification, scheduling interviews; Overseeing and recommending employee selection
  • Ensuring quality of work, compliance with applicable federal and state health and environmental regulations; regularly inspecting work in progress and providing direction and support as needed
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the plant with minimal repetitive issues
  • Providing safety and equipment training
  • Making recommendations for the acquisition of supplies, tools, and equipment while assisting in long range planning for facility and equipment improvements
  • Interacting with plant management to establish production and quality standards
  • Effectively communicating any changes in schedules, production or procedures to all shifts and employees
  • Delivering a consistent safety environment and culture that promotes team member safety
  • Striving for no LIFE injuries by fostering a safety first culture that includes engagement and ownership in the plant
  • Helping to achieve plant financial targets by managing cost and plant S&A cost
  • Providing leadership in transportation, operations, maintenance, and capital expense
  • Ensuring compliance of EHS policies and procedures
  • Driving improvements and enhancements to plant safety programs
  • Conducting plant safety meetings
  • Ensuring plant housekeeping meets established standards through the team
  • Ensuring effective training of plant personnel
  • Driving improvements in operating processes and workflow
  • Developing a working knowledge of P&L statement
  • Leading successful implementations of continuous improvement projects
  • Identifying opportunities to improve plant financial results

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to influence and lead all levels of an organization
  • Ability to ensure employees are motivated and productive
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Proven commitment to safety and safety processes
  • Solid analytical skills and problem solving mindset
  • Must be able to work within a team atmosphere and effectively coach for results
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Must be able to work various shifts if needed and be able to work nights, weekends, and overtime to cover absences or provide additional support
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint



  • College degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • At least 5 years of progressive job responsibilities working in a manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years in a managerial role supervising multiple shifts
  • Experience manufacturing/processing industry
  • Ability to relocate for future career growth opportunities


* The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for effective operation of the Plant.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term Disability, 401(k) and/or Pension (where applicable), Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training, promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
West Sacramento  CA  95691

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West Sacramento, CA, US, 95691

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 4, 2023

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