Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Shop Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Business line: North America
Country: USA
Location: Aiken, SC
Job description: Responsible for assigning, directing, scheduling and supervising the work of personnel in all areas of the production facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise the employees in the covering, grinding, balancing and associated departments.
•Maintains the department’s equipment and tools to OEM specifications and OSHA regulations.
•Checks in process and completed work, assuring that paperwork is properly complete, systems are updated with the correct information and shipping dates are met as scheduled.
•Champions PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, and Act) teams and makes recommendations for improvements.
•Implements changes using data and follows up to maintain an efficient flow of production.
•Recommends upgrades or new equipment and supervises the startups of this equipment.
•Implements company’s policies and procedures and assure all associates follow safety & health rules and regulations.
•Acts as a member of the Safety Committee
•Maintains and prepares a variety of production and time reports as required.
•Directs, assists, trains and cross-trains employees.
•Evaluates work performance, make recommendations on new hires, transfers, promotions, and terminations.
•Disciplines, as required, on employee relations, safe practices while adhering to the union agreement, company personnel policies, state and federal rules and regulations.
•Tracks and trends time performance on projects and follows up for continuous improvement.
•Follow up with root cause analysis causes of customer complaints, time reporting errors, accidents, in-plant losses, manufacturing overruns and others as assigned.
•Requisitions and maintains the inventory of materials for production.
•Allocates inventory to production orders as required.
•Performs other related duties as assigned or associated with responsibility.

Requirements: Physical Requirements:

•Must be a good communicator in English, verbally as well as written.
•Travel away from home and subject to abnormal work schedule and long hours as required.
•Frequently exposed to noise, dust, heat, oil and other shop elements.
•Frequently uses a computer to access and create reports
•Frequently required to bend or kneel, climb steps to access machinery and machinery platforms/walkways.
•Normal vision required for viewing objects in the work environment.
•Occasionally required to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.
•Must be able to walk long distances in Roll Factories and occasionally when visiting customer’s facilities.


•High school or equivalent.
•Broad specialized training comparable to 2 years college or a complete apprenticeship.
•Knowledge of machine tool and manufacturing operations.
•5 years of supervisor experience or equivalent.