Title:  Manufacturing Associate Manager

Requisition ID:  683

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities.

With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Assistant Paper Machine Superintendent will provide strategic and tactical leadership to achieve key operation objectives in safety, environmental compliance, reliability, production, quality, and cost. The successful candidate will focus on safely improving productivity and reducing costs through process/equipment optimization and operator knowledge/skill improvement.  In addition, this position serves as coordinator and key communicator between the shift supervisors, operating crews and maintenance leadership to ensure that required equipment and tools are available for a successful operation.


  • Lead workplace safety initiatives
  • Manage performance of shift supervisors
  • Promotes consistent adherence to operating standard work by auditing of shift leaders and operators on a daily basis.
  • Coordinator and key communicator between the operating crews and maintenance leadership to ensure that equipment and tools needed for successful operation.
  • Coordinate equipment shut down operations in order to maximize maintenance crew productivity.
  • Reinforces operator standardized work system through weekly audits with directing coaching of operators and supervisors.
  • Audits floor level countermeasure sheets on a daily basis to ensure proper follow-up on issues
  • Coach operators and shift supervisors
  • Performs weekly audits of designated 5S areas with coaching of supervisors as required.
  • Monitor paper machine key operating parameters on a daily basis
  • Assist with or lead problem solving of runability and quality issues as required
  • Serves as operations maintenance coordinator to ensure proper communication and coordination of maintenance issues between operations, maintenance, and reliability department.
  • Responsible for communication of equipment shutdown, prep, and lockout requirement for maintenance activities and handoff to operation following completion of work.
  • Manage reliability issues tracking system to facilitate, communicate, follow up, and accountability or paper machine reliability and maintenance needs.  
  • Work to support efforts and assist in managing maintenance cost for paper machine.
  • Support paper machine outage as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Macon