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Area Leader - Utilities

Company: Koch Industries
Location: Memphis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Georgia-Pacific has an exciting opportunity for a talented Utilities Area Leader at our Memphis Cellulose facility. The successful candidate will have leadership responsibility for the safe and environmentally compliant operation of 3 natural gas boilers, evaporators, turbines, compressed air, and feedwater systems. This individual will work closely with manufacturing engineers, maintenance planners, craftspeople, engineering managers, operations personnel, and contractors to create the greatest long-term value for GP.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide leadership for the department to strive for excellence in safety and environmental compliance
  • Build and lead a strategy to optimize the current capability of the utilities department and track performance against capability
  • Provide leadership to direct reports to facilitate the development of the knowledge and skills of operators to improve operational performance of the department and facility
  • Continuously evaluate and identify constraints to eliminate quality and production bottlenecks and lead plans to improve current capability to improve our relative competitive position
  • Work to continuously identify and eliminate waste and non-value-added costs in direct and indirect costs to improve the mill's relative competitive position
  • Manage chemical inventories with good communications to procurement
  • Coordinate with area maintenance leadership to ensure the strategic operating plan is being executed and reliability issues are being addressed efficiently and effectively
  • Collaborate with area maintenance leadership using root cause analysis tools to resolve reliability issues and operational issues The Experience You Will Bring

    • Bachelor's Degree or higher OR experience in a utilities leadership role
    • Experience working in a utilities department
    • Experience leading a team and being responsible and accountable for team results
    • Experience safely overseeing, operating, and maintaining equipment What Will Put You Ahead

      • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering or Chemistry
      • Experience leading a manufacturing process and a team of direct reports
      • Utilities area experience to include natural gas boilers, turbines, feedwater systems
      • Pulp and Paper experience

        Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

        At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

        Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
        Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
        This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

Keywords: Koch Industries, Memphis , Area Leader - Utilities, Hospitality & Tourism , Memphis, Tennessee

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