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Paper Machine Line Manager

A number of our clients are putting steps in place to prepare for life once it gets back to normal. This client, like many others, has instructed us to keep identifying potential candidates for the following role:  


Role based Southern England - further info on application / suitability.

All enquiries in strictest confidence.

Our established Client are seeking to appoint an experienced Paper Making production professional for their speciality / fine fibre Paper Mill operation.

The key criteria is a thorough knowledge, (both theoretical and practical), of long fibre paper production.

Beneficial / desirable experience and qualifications:-

  1. Qualification in papermaking or paper science
  2. Experience / knowledge of: 
  • wet laid non wovens
  • inclined wire technology
  • Pressure formers
  • Speciality papers / fine fibres
  • Science / process background

Main Objectives of role:

To lead employee safety and product safety throughout the line area
To maximise the productivity from PM line which includes Stock Preparation and finishing equipment
To achieve paper machine productivity to daily targets (both gross tonnes and net tonnes). 
To ensure excellent paper quality with minimum fault levels
To attain the specified production plan for the line and meet customer delivery requirements
To work closely with Technical & Engineering support to achieve the above aims.
To be accountable for overall line performance as measured by budget and K.P.I.’s


Cost center management for area’s of responsibility.
Machine consumables stock levels are controlled, wires, ropes and refiner plates 
Machine shift personnel
Personnel in stock preparation, silk cutting, broke plant, paper machine and line finishing equipment

Skills Required:

Thorough knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of long fibre paper production
Thorough knowledge of the company quality, hygiene and safety systems.
Knowledge of SPC techniques, RCA’s and SOP’s
Verbal and written communication skills
Delegation, coaching and development of supervisors.
Ability to set up and monitor KPI’s and drive line performance using them.

CVs in MS Word format please ( .doc / .docx )

Paper Machine Line Manager

England, UK
5 - 10 years of experience
Commensurate with Senior Production Manager level 

Published on 8 Apr 2020