WestRock Production Supervisor in Lancaster, Ohio

About WestRock

About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com .

Production Supervisor - Lancaster, OH

1290 Campground Road

Lancaster, Ohio, 43130

United States

MWV and RockTenn have come together to form WestRock. WestRock makes consumer and corrugated packaging solutions that give our customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. We partner closely with customers on everything from beverage packs and pizza boxes to trigger sprayers and fragrance pumps to paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers. We consider ourselves to be part of their team - as we strive for continuous improvement together.

Every day, our 42,000 team members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in about 275 operating and business facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia to deliver products and services that answer unique local needs. We expect to win as a company and lead the industry by achieving success together with our customers, employees and investors.

Lancaster, OH - Container

Production Supervisor - Lancaster, OH

Experienced Production Supervisor to manage and coordinate the efforts of all hourly (Production and Maintenance) department employees. Ensure that product specifications are met with a high standard of quality. Ensure compliance with all standards, policies, regulations, for the safe, environmentally sound production of a quality product.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work closely with team members to provide a safe work environment. Make recommendations to improve safety, environmental and health of the entire facility.

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shift with constant emphasis on safety, quality, delivery and cost.
  2. Assure conformance of WIP and FG product to company, industry, and customer specifications at minimum cost and optimum efficiency.
  3. Direct, train and coach shift employees.
  4. Responsible to maintain department shop floor metrics, visual controls, and continuous improvement methods to the manufacturing floor.
  5. Direct and execute daily production requirements.
  6. Meet or exceed productivity goals.
  7. Maintain waste generation at or beow budgeted standard.
  8. Inspect the finished product to ensure quality specifications are met.
  9. Management of manufacturing employees to include performance reviews and discipline.
  10. Maintain full compliance of all GMPs.
  11. Maintain full compliance of all safety rules.
  12. Maintain housekeeping excellence.
  13. Ensure all production reporting is completed timely and accurately for each shift.


  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and written communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe condiditons to the appropriate administrator.
  • 3 - 7 years of supervisory experience in a supervisory or leadership role with production or manufacturing experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is sufficient. However, Bachelor's Degree is sa plus and strongly preferred
  • Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of the position.
  • Packaging industry experience preferred (paperboard and/or corrugated)
  • Prior work experience in a corrugated manufacturing plant is a plus.


Production Supervisor