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Title:  Assistant Superintendent II- Power & Recovery

Requisition ID:  9617-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

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

Position Title:                      Assistant Superintendent, Power and Recovery           

Date:                                   June 2020

Organizational Unit:           Paperboard Division

Reports to:                          Utilities Superintendent-Power and Recovery               

Location:                              Macon, GA                                     


MISSION / SUMMARY: Roles and Responsibilities include: This position reports directly to the Power & Recovery Superintendent and will provide day to day leadership for all department employees to improve safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost control and production for the Power/Recovery operation GPI pulp and paper mill in Macon, Georgia.

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

  • Actively promote and model safety in all aspects of daily mill operations.
  • Work with supervisors to coach, lead, support and develop production personnel
  • Assist with implementing continuous improvement
  • Assist with managing outage scheduling
  • Assist in all manufacturing activities in a manner that meets or exceeds performance and budget expectations
  • Work with supervisors to implement effective training plans for each shift and develop the workforce
  • Support the goals and initiatives of all departments of the mill
  • Effectively communicates up and down the organization on key issues (e.g. performance feedback, employee issues, etc.) 
  • Ensures completion of all required paperwork, schedules, work orders, etc.
  • Verifies operator rounds are completed and recorded.
  • Assist in developing training programs for salaried and hourly employees in the Power and Recovery areas.
  • Provide leadership with the implementation of problem-solving strategies and execution of key performance objectives in the generation and distribution of steam, electrical power, and chemical recovery operations.

Required Skills:


  • This position requires key competencies that include: an individual with strong communication and problem-solving skills, demonstrated leadership and collaboration in a team environment, persistence and enthusiasm to get the job done, planning and organizational skills, analytical thinking skills, strategic planning, quality orientation and a commitment to excellence, and superior interpersonal people skills. 
  • The successful candidate must exhibit proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, unionized fast paced environment.  
  • SAP and a working knowledge of six sigma principles preferred.


  • Five (5) years of in Utility areas including recovery boilers in the pulp and paper industry. 
  • SAP and a working knowledge of six sigma principles preferred.


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.