Share this Job

Title:  K1 Asst Superintendent II - PM

Requisition ID:  16845-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 

 

K1 Asst. Superintendent II

 

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The K1 Assistant Superintendent position reports directly to the Paper Machine Superintendent. This position will provide direct leadership and supervision for all aspects of the paper machine, including safety, acceptance, availability, engagement, equipment reliability, quality complaints, cost control, continuous improvement and strategy deployment.

 

The Assistant Superintendent will also be involved with maintenance, process improvements and machine changes. Though having no direct reports, the Assistant Superintendent will have a strong influential position and direct authority for decision making with respect to the machine in general, and the operation in particular. This position will require being on-call some weekends and weeknights.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Assisting Operations personnel in resolving manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure safe operations and prevent operational delays and downtime while minimizing costs.
  • Work on teams to help develop and manage capital and maintenance projects.
  • Perform paperboard production troubleshooting in all areas of manufacturing:  stock prep, paper machines, and rewinding.
  • Examine procedures and recommends changes to improve quality and operating efficiency, and to maximize productivity.  Plans and executes trials to achieve desired results.
  • Participate in various team activities (Safety, Lean-sigma, etc.), providing leadership to keep teams goals and results consistent with company direction.
  • Fulfills duties of Superintendents in their absence (vacations, training, etc.) on an as needed basis
  • Provide coverage for supervisor vacancies (absences, vacations, training, etc.) on an as needed basis.
  • Provide weekend coverage in production department rotation

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Ten (10) years previous experience with paper machine operations.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as paper machine supervisor.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Continuous Improvement Agility - Improve Safety, Cost, Productivity, Quality & Morale
  • Coachable - willingness to make changes daily as required

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical discipline; or equivalent experience

 

SKILLS:

 

  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to positively influence people
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to motivate people to perform at higher levels
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork to ensure safe and efficient operations
  • Ability to align with and champion company and mill policies and procedures

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

 

  • General schedule is an M-F assignment, with rotating weekend/night call coverage. Employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. Schedule includes weekend rotation coverage.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Wear PPE when required:  Hard Hat, safety glasses, hearing protection etc.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Confined space entry of equipment and vessels during outages.
  • Walking down all process areas and equipment.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Planning
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge

 

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster


Required Experience






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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, SAP, ERP, Electrical, Engineer, Management, Technology, Engineering