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Title:  Supv. I, Mill OPS

Requisition ID:  19960-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Supvr., Power & Recovery

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

  • Responsible for direct supervision of production crew utilizing competencies of successful first line leader (see competencies below).
  • Provide for development and implementation of training for direct reports.
  • Responsible for safe work environment, including conducting daily safety meetings, observations and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Encourages and motivates crew members to complete on-shift safe behavior planning.
  • Safety Leader for EHS Department.
  • Provide documentation/record keeping for training and qualifications.
  • Assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions.
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding established quality goals for Filter Plant and Sludge Plant.
  • 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.
  • Participate on daily MOPS calls.
  • Effective communication and planning between departments.
  • Annual outage support and routine outage support.
  • Ensuring lock-out tag-out on equipment is performed correctly.
  • Conducting one-to-ones with direct reports.
  • Backup support for Environmental Engineer on compliance monitoring.
  • Knowledge in lab testing protocols for water quality and wastewater process monitoring.


  • This is a salaried position that works Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week. Expectations include working a rotating weekend coverage schedule providing EHS support to the mill. 
  • The Supervisor is expected to be available during shut-downs and upset conditions which can occur at any hour of the 24 hour day.
  • Supervises up to 10 employees.
  • The work crews at the Filter and Sludge Plants work a rotating 12 – hour crew shift schedule.

Required Skills


  • Sitting, standing, walking depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (hard hat, earplugs, steel-toed boots, safety glasses at a minimum)
  • Ability to operate or work in industrial conditions - may be warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces (with proper safety training and safety protection)
  • Frequent walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing.
  • Ability to move wrists, hands, and/or fingers to turn valves and make adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.


  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Managing Through Systems
  • Informing, Motivating Others


Required Experience


  • 3 - 5 years supervisory experience in manufacturing, preferably in a water and wastewater operation.



  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • An Associates or BS degree in; chemical or mechanical engineering preferred.
  • Equivalent operations experience will also be considered.

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. Learn more about us at

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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.

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