Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor Thermoforming 3rd Shift

Requisition ID:  3989

Clarksville, TN, US, 37040

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


3rd Shift Thermoforming Supervisor



The Production Supervisor role is responsible for safety, employee management and engagement, productivity, quality, and customer service on an assigned shift. This role directs and coordinates day-to-day shift activities by providing leadership and supervision in assigned departments (but may be assigned other duties). The Production Supervisor understands and aligns business operations as they execute the role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives. The Production Supervisor shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in its relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies.  Furthermore, the Production Supervisor acts consistently with GPI’s core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.


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

  • In-line Thermoforming and/or extrusion
  • Twin Screw extrusion
  • Materials include PET, RPET, PolyPro, PLA and CPLA
  • Set up and troubleshooting
  • Tooling experience
  • Work directly with and supervise a production team of approximately 30 employees
  • Direct and support activities and personnel compliance in developing a safe work environment and a fostering a culture of safe performance
  • Achieve productivity by establishing and communicating clear goals, providing requisite resources to the team, engaging the team, and setting appropriate priorities and monitoring progress
  • Achieve desired level of engagement by providing leadership on the shift.  Engagement includes listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable for performance and personal actions
  • Achieve quality and waste goals by ensuring all direct reports are properly trained on equipment, following proper procedures, performing requisite inspections, and acting upon suggested improvements
  • Administer, communicate, and interpret work procedures and company policies
  • Perform other duties, as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field) strongly preferred; extensive work experience as a Production Supervisor within a manufacturing environment, required in lieu of degree.



  • 18 years or older, required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing leadership role (Lead Operator, Group Leader, etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing supervisor experience, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated decision making skills, being both timely and effective
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including motivation of team members and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
  • Proficient computer skills with a focus on Microsoft Office applications and QAD experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as within a team



Pay Range:   $65,880.00 - $87,840.00


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.


Nearest Major Market: Clarksville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville