Title:  Mgr., Converting III

Requisition ID:  20728-159

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Converting Manager, Z-Flute


 Description: This sheet fed converting facility produces a specialty line of folding cartons for national established brands in the consumer and beverage packaging industry.

 Position Purpose: Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and management for the Z-Flute operation during the various shifts of operation.  Ensures safety, quality, production and customer satisfaction goals are met.  Initiates and supports all processes and ensures compliance with Lean/Six Sigma efforts.  Minimal supervision required.

 Job Functions:

  • Plans, directs and manages the operation to achieve operating goals and objectives consistent with plant and divisional objectives. 
  • Identifies cost reduction and continuous improvement opportunities in support of Lean/Six Sigma efforts.
  • Identifies capital improvement projects for the operation and provides project management support.
  • Establishes department goals in the areas of safety, quality, productivity and employee development.
  • Ensures production operations are conducted in a safe clean working environment which complies with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Responsible to maintain inventories and expenditures within budgeted levels.
  • Overall responsibility for maintenance of equipment and coordinates maintenance requirements to minimize operational impact.
  • Works effectively with all department management to resolve issues and coordinate efforts to achieve stated goals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities /actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • In the absence of Converting Facility Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to Production Manager or a Supervisor.
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Reporting of any customer complaints to persons responsible to enter into GPI’s Customer Complaint system for root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action taken.
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.



  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels. 
  • Must be quality conscious and customer oriented. 
  • Must possess the ability to develop improvements, achieve budget/cost constraint.
  • A four-year college degree Required.
  • Active pursuance of a degree with equipment-direct experience in the folding carton industry considered.
  • Supervisory experience preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook and internet.


Reports To:           Fort Smith Operations Manager



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.





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 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.

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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 EEO is the Law Poster

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