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Title:  K1 Paper Machine Supervisor

Requisition ID:  8111-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  95

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 

 

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

 

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The K1 Papermachine Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of the papermachine production, quality, immediate maintenance coordination and safety. This supervision includes 15 hourly employees per shift, and indirect supervision over 12 more employees on off shifts. The supervisor performs safety, quality, process, and mechanical checks. We have to make sure that the jobs are correctly filled with qualified people, constantly monitoring what is going on, filling out reports, scheduling and making corrections to ezlabor for payroll to be processed, taking care of people issues, see to it that mechanical issues are taken care of, and much, much more. Duties vary from day to day, depending on machine run-ability, people issues, or managerial requests. There are at times more duties than one person can achieve, in the time frame required, to do a proficient job.

 

 

 

Initially this position will help develop, design, engineer and build new 220" paper machine. They will transition to leading machine startup tasks such as training, startup production and all other duties required to start production including training.

 

 

 

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

Provides leadership and supervision to production work teams and serves as the link to plant management for the team.  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.  The production supervisor, in conjunction with the team, is responsible for product quality, equipment condition, team member safety, department housekeeping, and LEAN/5S.

  1. Supervises and facilitates the day-to-day shift activities of team. Utilizes knowledge and experience, providing training to team members.  Responsible for their individual performance.  Oversees scheduling, material handling issues and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems.  Helps team achieve goals and has responsibility for personnel issues, including required discipline.
  2. Works with employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourages and leads team members to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices for their benefit.  Develops and implements safety procedures and supports Health, Safety & Environmental Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  3. Assures that the team maintains quality standards and uses SPC techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  4. Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meet or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  5. 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.
  6. Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of AIB/5’s and other company standards.
  7. Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  8. Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  9. Performs all other duties as assigned.
  10. Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

 

  • Extensive communication skills, proven good organizational abilities 
  • Proven decision Making ability, managerial courage, time management ability
  •  BS in Paper Science or Chemical engineering preferred but other engineering degree will be considered
  • Continuous Improvement – Lean Six-Sigma, Lean/Six Sigma knowledge preferred.

 

 

SKILLS:

 

  • Dynamic, flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to influence people
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and other software applications as required for the business.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence people.
  • Good organization/project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other software applications as required for the business.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Managerial Courage
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing through Systems

 

 

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


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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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