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Location: Whiting, WI, United States
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Position Title: Shift Supervisor  

Location: Whiting, WI  

Mativ is the newly created company through the combination of SWM and Neenah. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to come together and create a global leader in specialty materials and solutions with approximately $3B in sales generated through our complementary products, innovation capabilities, customers, and attractive end-markets. Together, there is potential to create significant value for our customers, shareholders, and, most importantly, our employees.  Mativ is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.  


The Mill Shift Supervisors are responsible for supervising, providing technical support and guidance to paper mill and converting machine crews to meet production and quality goals while emphasizing safe working practices and collaborating with maintenance to optimize equipment.  These positions will play a key role in operations leadership through the engagement of manufacturing employees by providing visible support, fostering open communications, coaching and developing manufacturing employees in a safety conscious environment resulting in a benchmark operations culture.  The Shift Team Leads work a 12 hour shift rotation.  

  • Support and enforce mill safety rules/practices and act as a positive role model for employees.
  • Ensure consistent product quality that exceeds customer expectations for value.
  • Support asset leaders by providing technical expertise to modify existing mill process and/or add new processes that will improve quality and increase profitability.
  • Provide direct shift supervision to hourly crews, including the assignment and direction of work, administration of training, expectation setting, and rule enforcement.
  • Effectively communicate day-to-day information on critical and routine issues affecting productivity, quality, safety, personnel, and maintenance to shift successor, along with operations management, as needed.
  • Exercise participative leadership that motivates employees to achieve department production/cost requirements.
  • Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
  • Drive hourly employee development to maximize individual and collective talent levels.
  • Accountable for training that will provide qualified, trained and motivated employees.
  • Direct and audit effective programs for good housekeeping throughout the mill to ensure a professional atmosphere.
  • Administer mill policies and the Labor Agreement properly and consistently.
  • Maintain labor relationship through cooperation and team supportive efforts.



Successful candidates will have three to five years of mechanical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. Supervisory experience and a proven track history of successful engineering and project management implementation are also desired. Paper Mill and manufacturing experience is beneficial.  



  •     Bachelor's Degree preferred
  •     Proficient computer skills
  •     Ability to use Microsoft Office and Oracle applications
  •     Minimum of three years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment – preferably in the papermaking or converting industry