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Pactiv Evergreen Area Mgr Production Mill 2 in Canton, North Carolina

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.(NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

135 miles west of Charlotte, NC, 277 miless east of Nashville, TN, and 178 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA, Canton is the second largest town in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is located about 17 miles west of Asheville and is part of that city's metropolitan area. The town is named after the city of Canton, Ohio. The population was 4,227 at the 2010 census.

The Evergreen Packaging Canton Paper Mills is located in Canton North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, less than half an hour from the city of Asheville and its cultural benefits. It is one of the largest industrial employers in western North Carolina. Opened in 1908, Canton produces paperboard for refrigerated gable-top cartons, cupstock and uncoated freesheet for envelopes. The Canton Mill employs approximately 1000 team members and has played a significant role in the environmental and social history of the area. Started by Canton Mill employees in 1928 and completely funded by employees, Santa Pal is a tradition that last year distributed 600 food boxes to underprivileged families and helped clothe 500 local children in need.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

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About the position, The Area Process Manager Paper is a leadership position in the Canton NC Mill’s Finished Products department and reports to the Business Unit Manager - Paper. The Area Manager’s role is to provide leadership to the paper machine team and operating shift crews to achieve the mill and Finished Products Department objectives, and facilitate sound business decisions. This position is responsible for the production of quality paper and oversees the paper machine and stock prep areas. The Business Unit Manager - Paper is accountable for setting the paper machine department vision, establishing short and long-term expectations and budgets, and facilitating operating and improvement plans designed at meeting and exceeding the department’s safety, environmental, productivity, quality, and cost goals.

Position Requirements

  • Must ensure their team works safely in an industrial environment, and consistently demonstrates model safety behavior, is a safety leader, and encourages safety engagement.

  • Demonstrate leadership in engagement by partnering with the crews and shift Process Managers to develop an action-based engagement plan and assure a highly motivated workforce.

  • Lead Canton to an accident and injury-free work environment through leadership by example, modeling safe behavior, and supporting existing safety initiatives.

  • Provide leadership, clear direction, and develop personal accountability to maintain a satisfactory work environment for all employees. Treat each employee with respect and dignity, and hold others to the same standard.

  • Hold meaningful one-to-one discussions with members of the Paper Machine and Stock Prep team; set clear expectations for both team and individuals.

  • Create a department vision and guiding principles

  • Set and maintain high standards in housekeeping. Establish standards and specific expectations and make frequent inspections. Hold operators accountable for housekeeping.

  • Work with Paper Maintenance leadership in coordination of day-to-day maintenance activities and manage a prioritized daily and outage work order backlog.

  • Responsible for the successful planning and execution of all capital projects.

  • Provide leadership to troubleshoot operating and maintenance issues through MWS and a strong basic care system.

  • Responsible for cost control of all aspects of the Paper Machine; direct and lead all manufacturing activities on the operating line in a manner that meets or exceed performance, reliability and budget expectations.

  • Coach, manage, lead, support and develop approximately 50 production employees on the paper machine and in the stock prep area.

  • Use existing processes to ensure a highly trained workforce knowledgeable of the process and equipment; ensure that training systems are in place and utilize to develop the workforce.

  • Provide customer focus and leadership to develop new grades and improve current grades.

  • Ensure paper property specifications and roll quality standards are met and/or exceeded.

  • Continuously improve the operation by staying current with new technologies, implementing best practices, identifying non-value added elements and modeling continuous process improvement.

  • Facilitate integrated action plans for productivity and cost goal attainment.

  • Support the goals and initiatives of all departments of the Mill.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Paper or Pulp Manufacturing.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Management or related field is strongly preferred;

  • equivalent education / experience combination is required.

  • The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of paper mill equipment and systems, and is capable of being a technical resource for Paper Machine and Stock Prep employees.

  • Demonstrated record of safety and environmental commitment and results. Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels.

  • Understands and utilizes the principles necessary to achieve and maintain a high performance organization.

  • Strong leadership skills focused on accountability and results. Desire to work with maintenance as a team.

  • Strong commitment to reliability and to the use of Manufacturing Excellence tools / work systems to ensure sustainability of progress.

  • Key Competencies Communication Skills, Integrity and Trust, Technical / Functional Skills, Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy, Motivating and Directing Others, Decision Quality, Command Skills, Conflict Management, Building Effective Teams, Drive for Results, and Managing and Measuring Work.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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