Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor

Requisition ID:  860

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

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Job Description Summary:

The Shipping Supervisor I is responsible for providing leadership and supervision of Finishing and Shipping crew operations as needed to cover for crew supervisors on vacation or temporarily assigned to other duties. Crews are typically staffed with approximately 20 employees, consisting of operators and loading personnel. The Shipping Supervisor I is also responsible for assisting the Finishing & Shipping Superintendent in the shift Operations of the Department and the planning and coordination of maintenance and outage activities within the department.


The primary focus of this position is to support the immediate needs of the mill through the supervision of rotating crews in the Finishing and Shipping area, to maintain a safe, environmentally sound, and efficient operation to achieve maximum quality production at minimum cost.  Areas of responsibility include all roll handling equipment, wrapping and finishing operations, warehousing, inventory management, loading / shipping (rail and truck) and training / certification of Operators.


 JOB FUNCTIONSJob functions include but are not limited to the following.

 The Shipping Supervisor I is responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for safe work environment, including conducting safety meetings and training, observations and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions, and proactively supporting department and facility leadership in the continuous improvement of safety systems.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of rotating crews (~20 employees), as needed to cover supervisor vacancies, utilizing the competencies of a successful frontline leader (see competencies below)
  • Encourages and motivates crew members to complete on-shift safe behavior observations.
  • Provide documentation/record keeping for training and qualifications.
  • Assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions.
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding established production and quality goals.
  • Audit work systems to ensure consistent operation (rounds, logs, check sheets, inspection procedures, TCC’s etc.)
  • Increase crew engagement
  • Direct maintenance tasks to be completed on shift.
  • Effective communication and production planning between departments.
  • Annual outage support and routine outage support.
  • Conducting one-to-ones with direct reports.



  • The position will be assigned as Supervisor for a crew on rotating shifts.  This positon is a rotating shift schedule. Crew assignments may be changed to meet department needs.  Shift coverage will include day and night shifts as well as holiday and weekend coverage. 
  • This position may be requested to work different schedules to cover department needs.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 12-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Ability to physically move about a manufacturing environment including, accessing roll handling equipment, climbing ladders / stairs and entering confined.



  • Action Oriented
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Priority Setting
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving   



  • 5+ yrs. of experience in paper manufacturing, warehouse operations, converting, logistics, or related field. Experience in maintenance and /or converting equipment operation is preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Associates Degree, BA or BS Degree preferred.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Augusta