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Title:  Supt., Fiber II

Requisition ID:  9189-159
Location: 

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  97

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child’s cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

 

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

 

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

 

Supt., Fiber II

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The Pulp Mill Superintendent is the lead operations position within the Pulp Business unit at the Augusta Mill. This position reports to the Fiber Manufacturing Manager and will have responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a 1,600 tpd bleached Pulp mill, including equipment, processes, and people within Pulp, Wood yard and Caustic Plant areas. Key process equipment includes single line long log processing and associated chip/bark management, dual lime kiln/caustic plant, ClO2 plant, dual line continuous digester/stock washing equipment, and multiple bleaching lines. This position would also serve as a backup to the Fiber Manufacturing Manager, as needed.  

 

There are approximately 105 hourly operations personnel and 5 salaried personnel under the leadership of this position.    

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • The Superintendent is responsible for the development and managing of the area shift supervisors and their respective crews.
  • Provide leadership in the areas of safety and environmental compliance, employee engagement, hourly and salaried team development, process productivity, efficiency and reliability
  • Exhibiting safety leadership, modeling safe behaviors, and encouraging safety engagement
  • Ensuring 100% environmental compliance with all systems
  • Ensuring 100% compliance to State, insurance, and company operating regulations
  • Department financial performance to include cost management and annual budgeting, final pulp quality, capital planning, development and maintaining of process systems
  • Supporting crew training, blended learning, and certification activities
  • Setting daily, weekly, and monthly operating priorities.
  • Monitoring process health while meeting daily, weekly and monthly operational and cost targets
  • Working with the process engineers to implement sustainable cost reduction projects
  • Working with Reliability organization and process control group to implement sustainable reliability improvement projects
  • Ensure major outage planning and execution activities are completed safety, successfully, and on budget.
  • Work systems implementation for the Fibers Department
  • Coordinating daily and weekly maintenance and operations activities for the area

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 10 years Paper Mill or Pulp Mill leadership experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.

 

 EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • 10 plus years of relevant pulp mill experience
  • Clear record of safety / environmental leadership, commitment and results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Strong commitment to reliability and to the use of continuous improvement tools/work systems to ensure sustainability of progress.
  • Demonstrated leadership focused on accountability and results.
  • Thorough knowledge of pulp mill equipment and systems.

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8 -hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. Must be willing to work weekend duty for the overall Pulp Mill area.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequent, bending, stooping, squatting, as well as frequent movement throughout the facility for extended periods of time up to 8 -hour
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office, hand tools or electrical equipment
  • Employee is required to wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and hearing protecting when in the manufacturing area.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles and times of increased heat and humidity.
  • The noise level in the immediate work environment is normally quiet, however requires exposure to a noisy manufacturing environment.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Planning
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Action Oriented
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Managing Through Systems

 

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   

 

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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.


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At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


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 EEO is the Law Poster.