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Kraft Mill Coordinator


Escanaba, MI
ID: 48-382

This position will help lead and assist in the operation and maintenance of the mill’s Kraft pulping process, assuring sufficient quantity and quality to satisfy the pulping requirements.  Role will also provide safety, quality, technical and operational support for the operation of the kraft pulping system; including, leadership and guidance to team members.   

Key Accountabilities:

  • To plan, direct and maintain efficient manufacturing operation of the Kraft Mill pulping process meeting safety, production and quality requirements.   
  • Provide leadership in safety and environmental excellence.
  • Implement and help lead the Fiberline and Kraft Mill area improvements by following Verso’s Operational Excellence business model. 
  • Close R-Gap budget initiatives by focusing on the three circles of improvement: People, Technical, Process Systems.
  • Provide technical expertise in daily operations.
  • Lead process improvements and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Implementing initiatives to address increasing input costs (wood, chemicals, and energy).
  • Participate in Capital Projects planning and budgeting. 
  • Thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment, and technology. 
  • In depth knowledge of plant operations, maintenance spending constraints, production commitments, costs, margins, capital projects, small projects and turnarounds.
  • Ability to give encouragement, guidance, and direction to others to improve performance. 
  • Ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy.
  • Ability to reach a conclusion using relevant information and data and to determine the best course of action in a timeframe that is consistent with business requirements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, both union and management.
  • Ability to utilize lean manufacturing statistical tools. 
  • Competency with standard Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP, Proficy, PI, G3PTM, etc. 

Required Skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in pulp & paper science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • 5+ years of pulp, power, or chemical recovery manufacturing experience.
  • Solid background in statistical analysis is a plus.
  • Proven experience with several leadership behaviors: Leading and Advocating Change, Drive for Results, Communication, Managerial Courage, Building and Effective Team, and Managing through Systems.


Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.