Title:  Manufacturing Manager

Requisition ID:  4018

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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: The Superintendent position will provide direct oversight of the paper machine operation. The position will directly supervise (5) Shift Supervisors, an Asst. Superintendent and Process Engineer.


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

  • Establish and direct production operations in a safe and orderly manner providing quality products according to job schedules and customer specifications.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations; adhere to permit requirements.
  • Lead efforts in pursuit of cost savings initiatives through operational improvements.
  • Develop, plan, and administer material and labor usage.
  • Work closely with Maintenance Superintendent and Maintenance Supervisors to ensure efficient execution of troubleshooting, planning and maintenance repair activities are carried out.
  • Key participant for annual outage planning.  Ensure the annual outage is completed on time and in accordance to budget.
  • 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.
  • Develop improved methods for new capital investments, cost reduction and equipment refurbishment.
  • Administer and implement Labor relations (CBA) through consultation with the Human Resource and Mill Managers.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and standards for cost measurement.
  • Determine training needs and administer appropriate training programs for salaried and hourly employees on Paper Machines to function in the most reliable manner.
  • Provide leadership with the implementation of problem solving strategies and execution of key performance objectives.
  • Oversee training initiatives for department personnel.
  • Actively participates in the strategic and capital planning processes for the department.



  • Paper Machine experience required; minimum 5 years
  • Strong communication skills (written/oral)
  • Solid problem solving, organizational, analytical, strategic planning and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Knowledgeable of LEAN and Six Sigma principles.



  • Bachelor degree, preferably in an engineering or equivalent experience.


Pay Range:   $112,005.00 - $149,340.00


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Macon