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Title:  Paper Machine Assistant Superintendent

Requisition ID:  8367-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  96


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:

This position provides leadership to production teams and is an integral part of the machine management driving performance to achieve results consistent with company direction and goals.   This key position has oversight of production improvements and supports operational efficiency and safe operations.

 

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

The Assistant Superintendent job duties may involve:

  • Assisting Operations personnel in resolving manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure safe operations and prevent operational delays and downtime while minimizing costs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 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
  • Other duties as assignedEDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:
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  • A minimum of 2 years leadership/supervisory experience in the paper industry
  • Minimum of seven (7) years previous production experience on paper machines
  • Demonstrated involvement in the implementation of safety initiatives
  • 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.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment
  •  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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