Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor

Requisition ID:  3484

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

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.


The purpose of the Manufacturing Supervisor role is to provide leadership and guidance to a production workforce of approximately 50+/- employees (per shift).  The Manufacturing Supervisor has the responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the production floor, with Safety a top priority.  This role ensures that work is produced following established production goals/targets and that product quality complies with customer standards.

The role manages specific operational factors (labor, waste, CI initiatives, maintenance, etc.) that are key to meeting GPI’s business, cultural, and financial objectives.


This position is on our night shift (4-day work week!) in a plant that loves to promote from within. If you're looking to further your manufacturing leadership career with a Fortune 300 company, the Manufacturing Supervisor role provides a great opportunity for a successful, challenging, and rewarding career.



  1. Supervises and facilitates the day-to-day shift activities of Production teams (Sheeting, Printing, Die Cutting, Finishing, Warehouse)
  • Responsible for and Assists teams with production performance towards set goals.
  • Finds resolution to production issues (schedule, equipment maintenance, raw materials, packaging, quality, etc…)
  • Utilizes knowledge and experience to provide training to teams and individuals.
  • Responsible for personnel issues; including required discipline.
  • Strives to be technically proficient on the machinery in each department.


  1. Works with employees to maintain a work environment focused on Safety
  • Encourages and leads team members to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of safety procedures.
  • Supports Safety Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety (health / environmental) goals.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting safety requirements.


  1. Works with employees to maintain established QUALITY standards.
  • Ensures that product quality meets or exceeds established standards.
  • Validates that Quality Audits are being completed by all work areas (all equipment locations).
  • Supports Quality Manager in achieving departmental, plant and customer quality goals.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements
  •  Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety policies and procedures; including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures


Supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).

  • Continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of all work areas.
  • Involvement in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.


Works with employees to maintain the established CULTURE.

  • Models GPI / Hamel Culture to all employees
  • Ensures hourly employees have the equipment and tools needed to successfully perform their jobs.
  • Serves as a direct line of communication for hourly employees up to senior leadership and vice a versa.
  • Creates a safe space for employees to voice concerns.
  • Enables employees to conduct proactive problem solving at the lowest level possible.
  • Provides appropriate performance feedback, including coaching and progressive discipline.




  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience required.
  • Printing/packaging converting experience preferred, manufacturing experience required in lieu of industry-specific experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience required.
  • A four-year college degree in a business-related field is preferred but not required. GPI provides tuition reimbursement benefits for select degrees after one year of employment (see Tuition Reimbursement Policy for full details).



  • Leadership ability and ongoing desire to develop a leadership career.
  • Technical and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people.
  • Exceptional communication skills, good organizational skills.
  • Skilled in Microsoft office applications.



  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Process Management
  • Motivating Others
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Learning Agility (learn on the fly)
  • Organizational Ability
  • Developing Self (personal learning)


The anticipated starting salary for this position is between $76,860 - $85,000 annually.


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: Minneapolis