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Title:  Suprv., Paper II

Requisition ID:  7404-159

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  94

MISSION / SUMMARY: The Paper Mill Supervisor provides supervisor responsibility, technical direction, administrative management, and leadership to the Dept Mill Employees. Actively leads and participates in the plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement efforts.


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

  • Provide direct supervision, technical direction, administrative management, and leadership in the Paper Mill.
  • Responsible for the management of equipment and Processes.
  • Supports department  and capital program maximizing asset reliability, uptime, and cost effectiveness with available resources.
  • Provides support for the facility and to ensure productivity in his/her designated area of the mill.
  • Supports predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance programs.
  • Uses other business disciplines in the development and application of productivity, root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of equipment and processes.
  • Coaches and develops training plans for hourly employees.


  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements.
  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization. Previous environmental experience is a plus.
  • An expert level of knowledge is needed in paper industry planning/scheduling, process control, and stream/power operation. A solid /working knowledge is required in project management, industrial engineering, and cost analysis and employee relations. Also, strong interpersonal communications such as recommending, directing, and influencing in a union work force.


  • Four-year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Engineering, preferred, in related field or 8 years of compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree
  • Computer Management Systems use and implementation (SAP a plus)
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Preventative/Predicative/leadership
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • Mill experiences preferred


  • 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.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Managerial Courage
  • Approachability
  • Listening
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge

Required Experience

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.

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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