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Title:  Supvr., Continuous Improvement I

Requisition ID:  13548-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Support the Quality and Continuous Improvement Process for the North Portland facility. The major objective is to improve the people and processes to remove cost from the system and to improve our product quality so that we are more competitive in the marketplace as our business grows. This involves the development, implementation, and preservation of the validity of the Quality System, the proper allocation of available capital to equipment and processes which move the business forward, and the identification of personnel training requirements relative to new equipment and processes.  This position shall be focused on driving savings from the production process by improving productivity, reduction of poor-quality performance, and advancing our process control culture.


Job Functions:

  • Directly supervise a crew of 10-15 quality department personnel, including testers and a lead foreperson and is responsible for the daily activities of the Quality Assurance Lab. Must have strong data driven analytical skills.
  • Completed payroll and work schedules for the Quality department on a weekly basis
  • SQF Practitioner who maintains all aspects of the quality management system for the plant, including maintaining documents, records and ensuring that the plant is prepared for the annual SQF inspection and audit (internal and external).
  • Conducts various quality and food related audits throughout the plant on a regular basis according to the quality management system.
  • Investigates and dispositions product put on hold for quality issues
  • Investigates and determines root causes and corrective actions for Customer and Vendor complaints and issues.
  • Must be able to wear all required PPE and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Analyzes data and test results using various statistical techniques.
  • Leads and participates in LEAN teams and completes corrective actions and process changes on the production floor.
  • May be assigned other projects and various duties as required.
  • Must be able to work 8 hours/day plus overtime as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • LEAN Belt Certification preferred
  • Certification in SQF and HACCP preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Quality Assurance and a certified QMS preferred



  • At least an intermediate skill level in all Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Excel, Word and PPT preferred
  • Experienced user of SAP, Quality Windows and Click View preferred
  • Packaging, Extrusion, Printing, and manufacturing experience preferred

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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