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Title:  Supvr., Power & Wastewater

Requisition ID:  12560-159
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 19,000 employees working in more than 80 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.

 

Supvr., Power & Wastewater

 

MISSION / SUMMARY: The Power and Wastewater Supervisor position is a leadership role and is responsible for the safe and stable operation of the Kalamazoo Mill Power and Wastewater Treatment operation. 

 

There are approximately 16 hourly personnel under the leadership of this position.  This positional will responsible for overseeing the operations of two existing 180000#/hr natural gas boilers along with a 2MW Turbine generator.  Then in July will be responsible for the startup of 2 new natural gas 250,000#/hr boilers for our new K2 paper machine.  Along with this will have responsibly for Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Kalamazoo Mill. 

 

Responsibilities include safety, environmental compliance, employee engagement, hourly team development, process productivity, efficiency and reliability, department financial performance to include cost management and annual budgeting, and capital planning.  Responsibilities will also include the direction of technical resources and process experts who support the business unit.

 

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

  • Accountable for overall shift performance in accordance to established key performance indicator (KPI’s) to include safety, environmental compliance, housekeeping, quality and efficiency. Takes necessary action to ensure goals are achieved in a team environment by leading or promoting problem solving and development of countermeasures that will prevent future reoccurrence.
  • Demonstrate unyielding use of Management Operating Systems (MOS) including Six-Sigma, LEAN, KT, etc.
  • Demonstrate situational leadership in the implementation of problem-solving strategies and execution of key performance objectives in the production of the Power department.
  • Establish and provide the operational expertise component of leading and managing our cultural change process, the strategic and forward-thinking capabilities in both the operational and human capital areas of the operation.
  • Determine training needs and administer appropriate training program for hourly employees in the areas of responsibility.
  • Administer and implement Labor relations (CBA) through consultation with the Human Resources and Mill Manager
  • Establishing, sustaining, and improving work systems essential to ensuring Power Plant reliability and sustainability
  • Monitoring overall Power and Wastewater process health
  • Working with Manufacturing Optimization organization and process engineering to implement sustainable cost reduction projects
  • Working with Reliability organization and process control implement sustainable reliability improvement projects
  • Support Major outage planning and execution activities

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Three to Five years of supervisory experience in manufacturing, preferably in a power and wastewater operation.
  • Three to Five years of relevant power maintenance or operations management experience
  • Area Process Manager experience (Preferably in both maintenance and production)
  • Thorough knowledge of Power and Wastewater systems, concepts and application

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience

 

SKILLS:  Skills include but not limited to the following.

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Effective strategic planning, problem solving, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge preferred
  • Provide strong leadership and teamwork to ensure safe and efficient operations
  • Exhibit proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, fast paced environment.  Lean Implementation experience and knowledge of six sigma principles required.

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-10-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.  Must be willing to work as part of the weekend duty coverage schedule which is currently on 5 to 6-week rotating schedule.
  • Typically, on call nights and weekends for major department or significant mill-wide issues.
  • Infrequent overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

 

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
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge
  • Decision Quality
  • Problem Solving
  • Approachability
  • Listening
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Time Management

 

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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