Assistant Superintendent I

Operations / Opérations Ashdown, Arkansas


This position reports to the Manager of Power and Recovery and has the following key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safety, quality, and reliability of two (2) Kraft Recovery Boilers, two (2) Evaporator trains, two (2) Recaust lines, and two (2) Lime Kilns.
  • Leads in safety by being involved in safety throughout the mill (mill health and safety committee, sub-committees, etc…)
  • Long range planning for the operating area (continuous improvement, succession planning, training, etc…)
  • Capital requirements for the area
  • Optimization of the process
  • Process balance to determine maximum tons produced
  • Review of unscheduled downtime to identify and eliminate top issues
  • Lead assistant superintendent, operations/reliability coordinator, and supervisors (conduct PMP’s, mentor, and set expectations).
  • Delegation of authority for area manager
  • Lead support for weekend duty/evening call




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience.
  • Strong knowledge of equipment/process systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills




  • The ability to set high goals or standards of performances for self and others
  • An advanced level of knowledge is needed in safety steam/power operation, and water treatment.
  • A solid working knowledge of design engineering, maintenance planning, budget administration and preparation, waste control, chemical formulation
  • A solid knowledge of environmental and governmental compliance laws.




This job requires a demonstrated ability to manage by influence, work with a group as a team member and the capacity to lead by example while ensuring employee accountability to all department requirements. It requires self-motivation to meet commitments, complete difficult assignments, and a willingness to resolve issues.