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Title:  Manufacturing Printing Manager

Requisition ID:  20384-159
Location: 

Irvine, CA, US, 92606

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

This sheet fed converting facility produces folding cartons in the consumer packaging industry for a variety of national established brands.

Provides leadership to the supervisory team, production work teams and is a member of the site leadership team reporting directly to the Plant Manager.  Facilitates department meetings, intervenes as necessary to keep the goals and results consistent with company direction, and works with the supervisory team members to develop their full potential.  The Printing Manager, in conjunction with the team, is responsible for safety, quality, productivity, equipment condition, and housekeeping.

Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages and facilitates the long term goals of department. Utilizes knowledge and experience, providing training to supervision.  Responsible for their individual performance.  Oversees scheduling, material handling issues and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems.  Helps department achieve goals and has responsibility for personnel issues, including required discipline.
  • Provides a communication network between direct reports and upper management.
  • Works with all employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourages and leads department to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices for their benefit.  Develops and implements safety procedures and partners with the Safety Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  • Assures that the department maintains quality standards and uses SPC techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • Strives to be technically proficient on the machinery in the department. Provides assistance to the team in problem resolution and assures that testing and product development is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities / actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • Works effectively with other department managers to resolve issues and coordinate efforts to achieve stated goals.
  • In the absence of Printing Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to Plant 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.

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Required Skills

  • The Manager 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.
  • Production experience in printing is required and continued education is considered a plus.

Required Experience

A four-year college degree and/or equipment-direct experience in the folding carton industry is required.  7-12 years of experience required.





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. 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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