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Title:  Supvr., Shipping II

Requisition ID:  8302-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  93

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.


Supvr., Shipping II




The Shipping Supervisor 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 is also responsible for assisting the Finishing and Shipping Superintendent in the day-to-day 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, as needed to cover for manager vacancies, to maintain a safe, environmentally sound, and efficient operation to achieve maximum quality production at minimum cost. The secondary focus of this role is to proactively support the Finishing and Shipping Superintendent in the coordination of maintenance and outage actives, and other special projects as assigned, to support continuous improvement within the area. 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 FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.


The Shipping Supervisor is responsible 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)
  • Provide support to the Finishing and Shipping Superintendent in the planning, coordination, and execution on maintenance and reliability improvement efforts in the Finishing and Shipping area.
  • Provide annual and routine outage support.
  • Drive area continuous improvements initiatives from conception through implementation, to improve area efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability.
  • Provide proactive support to foster and improve operator engagement and morale within the department.
  • Provide backup coverage, for the Finishing and Shipping Superintendent.
  • Support employee development by assisting in training, certification, hiring, and employee evaluations / one-on-ones for direct reports.
  • Effective communication with department and facility leadership, operators, and facility liaisons.
  • Responsible for meeting exceeding department / facility production and quality goals.
  • Audit work systems to ensure consistent operation (rounds, logs, check sheets, inspection procedures, TCCs, etc.)



  • 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.



  • BA or BS in Business Management, Engineering or related field of study is preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in paper manufacturing or converting field may be considered as a substitute for degree.



  • The position will cover vacancies of Supervisors on rotating crews. Schedule from week to week may vary as dictated by vacancies. These shifts will include day and night shifts as well as holiday and weekend coverage. When not covering a shift vacancy this position with work days, Monday through Friday.
  • This position may be requested to work different schedules to cover department needs.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • 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 spaces.



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


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.


Nearest Major Market: Augusta

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