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Title:  Production Shift Supervisor

Requisition ID:  14283-159

Lumberton, NC, US, 28358

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Production Supervisor


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 shift supervisor, in conjunction with the team, is responsible for product quality, product quantity, equipment condition, team member safety and department housekeeping.


Production Supervisor is free to make decisions on job assignments, work priorities, overtime requirements and to correct any safety or quality problems, administer discipline, and make hire and fire recommendations.


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • 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.
  • Provides a communication network between direct reports and middle and upper management.
  • 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 EH&S Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  • Assures that the team maintains quality standards and uses Lean techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • 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.


Ideally the individual that would be a strong fit for this position would have some of the following knowledge/skills and abilities;

  • Strong Communication skills – Listening and Speaking
  • Organizational skills
  • Motivating leader
  • Drive for results
  • Goal oriented
  • Accountability


An individual in this position must be able to learn and demonstrate the following skills;

  • Demonstrated positive team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop others
  • Solid understanding of computer systems
  • A strong knowledge of SAP is highly recommended
  • Proven ability to construct clear and effective written and verbal communication internally and externally


Job Requirements:

  • A four-year college degree and/or equipment-direct experience in the folding carton industry is required.
  • Production experience is required, and continued education is considered a plus. Must be quality conscious and customer oriented.
  • The Shift Supervisor must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels.
  • Problem Solver


Essential Job Functions include the following:

  • PPE is required and must be worn at all times: Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, Safety Shoes 
  • Must be able to work 8 or 12 hours shifts on day or night shifts as needed. Occasional overtime is required.
  • The plant operates on a continuous operating schedule. Candidate must be able to work weekdays and weekends as the schedule 
  • No travel is required unless training is offered
  • Occasional physical effort involving continuous or prolonged standing, bending, word processing, etc.
  • Conditions frequently involve noise, fumes, and hazardous chemicals.
  • {Physical demands (bending, sitting, lifting, driving, being able to concentrate)}
    • Prolonged bending, lifting, and standing with frequent climbing of stairs
    • Must be able to occasional lift 20-40 pounds
  • Working environment (e.g., temperature, noise levels, etc.)

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

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