Title:  Manufacturing Manager (Utilities Superintendent)

Requisition ID:  2239

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.


MISSION / SUMMARY: Roles and Responsibilities include: The position is responsible for providing daily leadership for departmental employees to improve safety and environmental compliance, quality, cost control, and production for the Power & Recovery department.


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

  • Create, implement, and monitor local KPI’s for department. 
  • Use six sigma and lean processes to implement process improvement projects to optimize equipment and reduce downtime.
  • Develop enhanced methods for new capital investments, cost reduction and restoration of equipment.
  • Improve recovery boiler operation and power generation to maximize pulp production and reduce downtime and costs.
  • Liaison with other department managers to optimize mill production and alignment of maintenance management system with all improvement initiatives.
  • Sponsor employee ownership with supervisors and operators to assure continuity in reaching common production goals.
  • Foster employee engagement initiatives.
  • Encourage a behavior-based safety process.
  • Review environmental compliance measures, including wastewater treatment daily.
  • Develop annual operating and maintenance budgets and review monthly actuals versus budget.
  • Preserve asset management systems for equipment performance and reliability improvement.
  • Ensure the training program for operators and supervisor is current and appropriate training goals are on target.
  • Promote ISO standards throughout department.
  • Administer and implement Labor relations (CBA) through consultation with the Human Resource and Mill Managers.
  • 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.


Nearest Major Market: Macon