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Title:  Plant Supervisor - Cutting

Requisition ID:  19495-159

Irvine, CA, US, 92606

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Up to 25%

Provides leadership to Die Cutting shift teams and is an integral part of plant management.  Drives shift performance to achieve results consistent with company direction and goals.   This person will work to develop the team members to their full potential.  The Die Cutting Supervisor is responsible for safety/housekeeping, product quality, production efficiency, and equipment condition for the department. The Die Cutting Supervisor also has the responsibility, authority and accountability for job assignments, work priorities, and overtime requirements.

Required Skills

  • Lead the day-to-day activities of Die Cutting department employees. 
  • Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products, utilizing knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities, and human resource requirements and capabilities.
  • Makes decisions on job assignments and work priorities
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays and downtime.
  • Responsible for equipment condition and department housekeeping
  • Researches, compiles and prepares reports, correspondence, and other information required by management, as well as, identifies and resolves report discrepancies or errors.
  • Works with employees to maintain a safe work environment. Leads and supports subordinates to work in a safe manner and to seek improvements in work practices.
  • Ensures that product quality and production efficiencies meet or exceed established standards.
  • Examines procedures and recommends changes to save time, labor, and other costs and to improve quality control and operating efficiency.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of support resources such as quality, maintenance, shipping and receiving, and technical trainers.
  • Observes subordinates to ensure compliance with safety, quality, and productivity standards.
  • Verifies completeness and accuracy of subordinates’ work, computations, and records.
  • Participates in work of subordinates to facilitate productivity or overcome difficult aspects of work.
  • Instructs subordinates in job duties or arranges for training to be provided.
  • Facilitates team meetings, intervenes as necessary to keep the team’s goals and results consistent with company direction, and works with the team members to develop their full potential.
  • Initiates and conducts personnel actions such as discipline, performance evaluations, and payroll.
  • Evaluates subordinate job performance and recommends appropriate personnel action.
  • Administer, communicate and interpret work procedures and company policies to subordinates
  • Provides subordinates with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving grievances or submits unsettled disputes to management.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Dynamic, flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead and develop others.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and other software applications as required for the business.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 / Irvine 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 in Die Cutting up to Department Manager, 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 Experience

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts and clamp trucks preferred
  • Leadership skills – ability to motivate people to perform at high levels
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent experience in a converting facility is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of die cutting machines is 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

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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