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Title:  Supvr., Paper III

Requisition ID:  11280-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Title:  Supervisor, Paper III

Requisition ID:  10517-159

Organization Unit: Paper Mill

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Paper Machines

Location: Macon, GA 31206

Date: December 2020


MISSION / SUMMARY: The Supervisor is the first line leader for the Paper Department and works rotating shift. This position is key to shift operation and productivity, supervising the union hourly workforce assigned to the department. The successful candidate will understand and align business operations and Paper as he/she executes their role to exceed expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.



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

Directs the day-to-day activities of the shift.
  • Responsible for the resolution of shift issues.
  • Ensures all schedules and releases are met.
  • Provides daily communications to the shift.
  • Responsible for performance counseling of individuals for unacceptable performance relating to safety, quality, productivity and/or inappropriate behaviors to include disciplinary action if required.
  • Prepares and distributes shift report.
  • Performs daily audits to ensure that safety, housekeeping, basic care rounds, and established job standards are followed. 
  • Uses what he/she finds on audits and review of countermeasure sheets to upgrade standard work or install new systems to prevent problems from reoccurring.
  • Serves as liaison to communicate identified problems to support team as well as problem status feedback to the crews.
  • Supports mill and department goals in safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Accountable for overall shift performance in accordance to established key performance indicators (KPI’s) to include safety, environmental, housekeeping, quality, cull and production efficiency.  Takes necessary actions to ensure goals are achieved in a team environment by leading or promoting problem solving and development of countermeasures with or by crew members.
  • Completes all shift accident investigations within 24-hour period.  Ensures corrective action is taken to address issue.
  • Manages individual job assignments and crew member training plans with assistance from other department personnel.
  • Verifies all operator rounds are completed and recorded.
  • Audits assigned trainers to ensure Macon Training System principles are followed and coaches trainers in areas where improvement is needed.
  • Responsible for the daily management of the time/attendance system.


    • 3 - 5 years of supervisory experience
    • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to set expectations and motivate crewmembers toward meeting mill and department goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment.



    • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience.


    Required Skills: Skills include but not limited to the following

    •  Good interpersonal skills, able to influence people.
    • Good organization skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Able to motivate people to perform at a higher level.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • SAP experience a plus.
    • The incumbent must provide strong leadership and teamwork to ensure safe and efficient operations


    • General schedule is a rotating shift, which includes some weekends.


    • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
    • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
    • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
    • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



    • Integrity & Trust
    • Action Oriented
    • Managerial Courage
    • Approachability
    • Listening
    • Motivating Others
    • Priority Setting
    • Conflict Management
    • Time Management
    • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge




    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.

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