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Title:  Supt., Paper Machine

Requisition ID:  17258-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

MISSION / SUMMARY: The Superintendent position will provide direct oversight of the paper machine operation. The position will directly supervise, an Asst. Superintendent and Process Engineers.


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.

Required Skills

  • 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.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in an engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Paper Machine experience required; minimum 5 years

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Macon

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Strategic Planning, Management, Human Resources, Strategy