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Sappi Paper North America - Technical Specialist Resume Example

Joshua Hill
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic person with a solid history of achievement in production as well as in support roles . Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include process troubleshooting, paper making, coating and personnel development 

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
Technical Specialist 09/2006 to Present
Sappi Paper North America Skowhegan, ME

Responsible for safety, people development, new grade development and paper mill variable cost reduction efforts.

  • Drove an active safety program within the paper mill technical group. 
  • Designed training matrix for new process engineers to drive personal and professional growth.
  • Actively worked with R&D, marketing and Sales to develop new product lines in both Printing grades and Packaging grades.
  • Led paper mill variable cost reduction plan over the last 7 years which has delivered a total of $71.9M dollars in variable cost reduction. This is $18.7M better than budget.
  • Heavily involved in paper machine operations including day to day troubleshooting as well chronic machine issues. 
  • Sponsor of  Lean Six Sigma projects and support of green belt training/projects for process engineers.
PM3 Operations Manager 11/2000 to 08/2006
Sappi Paper North America Skowhegan, ME
  • Coordinate daily activities on machine, including safety, production, maintenance and quality issues.
  • Responsible for scheduling, managing 56 hourly crew members and 5 salaried supervisors.
  • Coordinate daily and scheduled shutdown maintenance
  • Leader of the centerlining process, ISO 9000 and COQ.
  • Integral part of 2003 machine rebuild including installation of a shoe press and new coaters
PM3 Sr. Process Engineer 05/1998 to 10/2000
Sappi Paper North America Skowhegan, ME
  • Actively involved in day to day troubleshooting of operational issues
  • Led successful $4M rebuild of dryer section from the operations side including operator training.  Project started up ahead of schedule and broke production records week following startup.
  • Part of  a team that broke nearly every uptime, quality and yield record on machine (33 records set in 2000 alone).
PM14 Division Manager 05/1994 to 04/1998
Sappi Paper North America Westbrook, ME
  • Led $8M wet end rebuild of machine including top former and press section resulting in 20% improvement in productivity and a significant upgrade in surface quality. Machine started up ahead of schedule in both phases of rebuild setting production records in the first few days after start-up.
  • Led recovery of machine from severe flooding of mill in just 16 days.
  • Broke all safety, quality and production records on machine. 
PM2 and PM6 Acting Division Manager 03/1992 to 04/1994
SD Warren Westbrook, ME
  • Set Safety record by going 15 months without an Osha recordable injury.
  • Reduced variable cost of products by over $1M annually.
  • Reduced wet end breaks by over 50% through machine modifications. 
9PM Process Engineer 09/1991 to 03/1992
SD Warren Westbrook, ME
  • Successfully transitioned 30,000 tons of specialty grades to PM9 while realizing over $1M in product cost savings to the business.
PM11 and PM14 Technical Department engineer 08/1989 to 08/1991
SD Warren Westbrook, ME
  • Graduated from 7 week intensive training at Quality Advisor school
  • Coordinated and delivered weeklong training class for crews during successful $4M headbox rebuild.
Technical Department Engineer 06/1988 to 07/1989
SD Warren Westbrook, ME
Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering May 1988 The University of Maine - Orono, ME
Sappi Technical Innovation award finalist 2013 
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Previous Companies:

  • Sappi Paper North America
  • SD Warren

Previous Job Positions:

  • Technical Specialist
  • PM3 Operations Manager
  • PM3 Sr Process Engineer
  • PM14 Division Manager
  • PM2 and PM6 Acting Division Manager


  • The University of Maine

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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