KapStone Container Corporation Maintenance Supervisor in Seattle, Washington


This position has responsibility for all day-to-day maintenance operations. The position contributes to production by achieving the plant's goals through achieving maximum machine uptime by reducing cost, increasing productivity and improving machine reliability.


  • Ensure Company assets and physical plant are secure and well maintained.

  • Achieve desired results in Safety by leading safety processes to sustain a safe work environment. Implement and coordinate department safety education and processes in accordance with corporate best practices and policies.

  • Achieve desired results in Quality by leading process reliability efforts to ensure lowest cost, best quality with high return on assets.

  • Manage the department resources and personnel to best meet the needs of the Manufacturing operations. Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling/repair to ensure minimal downtime to operations.

  • Drive machine reliability through disciplined application of the Work Order and Preventative Maintenance systems.

  • Manage the Maintenance Storeroom inventories and purchasing activities to ensure highest level possible of planning effectiveness.

  • Responsible for accurate maintenance documentation/data entry.

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in safety, housekeeping, waste reduction, quality, productivity, customers' satisfaction and cost.

  • Responsible for accurate production documentation/data entry.

  • Problem solve and address operational troubleshooting questions as they arise.

  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all appropriate environmental regulations and permitting requirements. (note: not in all cases)

  • Strong understanding of the key drivers of maintenance cost (labor, parts, asset utilization, etc.) and how to control them.

  • Manage departmental cost within pre-approved budgetary limits.

  • Participate in weekly plant cost control meetings by accurately reporting out maintenance costs along with suggestions for improvement.

  • Coach and develop hourly employees to maximize their effectiveness. Identify and develop high potential employees for levels of greater responsibility and scope.

  • Ensure performance feedback is completed effectively and on a timely basis. Reward and recognize employees.

  • Hold people accountable for performance; work with under-performers on training assistance, or put them in documented performance improvement plans and/or disciplinary programs as necessary.

  • Supervises subordinate employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Associates degree in Business or related field desired but not required.

  • Appropriate technical certifications in electrical or mechanical fields preferred.

Previous Work Experience

  • Will have a minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience within a manufacturing company.

  • Will have ideally had demonstrated leadership among a group of employees in productivity, quality and safety.

  • Must possess a strong safety and maintenance background.

  • Will have process acumen, be results-driven and possess strong communications skills.

  • Have a previous background in corrugated, paper or similar manufacturing environments.

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