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Title:  Production Supervisor

Requisition ID:  10741-159

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  94


The Paper Supervisor provides supervision and direction to 11 - 15 employees as well as planning and controlling production performance as measured by key performance indicators. In addition they ensure compliance to established safety rules/policies, customer quality and production specifications. Actively leads and participates in the plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement efforts. Works with employees to develop the necessary skills to perform job tasks as outlined in the work instructions.

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

  • Directs the day-to-day activities of the shift.
  • Responsible for the resolution of shift issues.
  • Ensures all schedules and releases are met.
  • Provides daily communications to the shift
  • Responsible for performance counseling of individuals for unacceptable performance relating to safety, quality, productivity, and/or inappropriate behavior to include disciplinary action if required.
  • Prepares and distributes shift report.
  • Performs daily audits to ensure that safety, housekeeping, basic care rounds, and established job standards are followed.
  • Uses audit findings and reviews countermeasure sheets to upgrade standard work or install new systems to prevent problems from reoccurring.
  • Serves as a liaison to communicate identified problems to support team as well as problem status feedback to the crews.
  • Supports mill and department goals in safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Accountable for overall shift performance in accordance to established key performance indicators (KPI's) to include:  safety, environment, housekeeping, quality, cull and production efficiency. Takes necessary actions to ensure goals are achieved in a team environment by leading or promoting problem solving and development of countermeasures with or by crew members.
  • Completes all shift accident investigations within 24 hour period.  Ensures corrective action is taken to address issue.
  • Manages individual job assignments and crew member training plans with assistance from other departmental personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

Required Skills:


  • Dynamic, flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead and develop others.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Self starter.
  • Strong organizational skills.



Required Experience







  • Bachelor’s degree a plus


  • Three to five years of previous supervisory skills preferred in a manufacturing environment.


  • Continuous Improvement – Lean Six-Sigma, Lean/Six Sigma knowledge preferred.



Internal Skills:



 Three to five years of previous supervisory skills preferred in a manufacturing environment.



  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to influence people


  • Good Organizational skills


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Able to motivate people to perform at a higher level


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office



  • General schedule is four consecutive 12 hour shifts followed by four consecutive off days.
  • Employee would be scheduled either 7am until 7pm or 7pm until 7am. Must be willing to work either schedule.
                  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail

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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