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Title:  Production Supervisor

Requisition ID:  14446-159

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities for the position.

1. Supervises and facilitates the day-to-day shift activities of Production teams (Finishing, Die Cutting, 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.

2.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.

3. Works with employees to maintain established QUALITY

  • 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

4. 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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities for the position.

5. 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.

Required Skills


  • 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)


  • Production Supervisor schedule consist Tuesday-Saturday schedule.  Typical hours will be 6:30am-3:30pm. Tuesday-Friday.  Saturday hours may vary based on business needs.  Plant shut down is 7:00pm. 

Required Experience

  • 2-5 years of manufacturing experience – required
  • Printing / packaging converting experience – preferred
  • Paper Mill experience – preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience – preferred
  • A four-year or two year college degree – preferred

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.

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