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Title:  Supvr., Production (Plant)

Requisition ID:  14817-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Mission:  The mission of the shift supervisor is to effectively lead and develop a team/shift to accomplish the organizations goals and objectives.  They must be able to solve problems and make good, timely decisions.  They must exhibit company core values and be a change agent for continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Oversee daily operations of their 12-hour crew across the entire plant
  • Achieve crew goals for safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Supervise all aspects of the hourly workforce
  • Help the department achieve goals through safe work practices
  • Plan appropriate staffing  and develop employees to meet staffing demands
  • Provide all training for the departments including safety, quality, technical training, and systems.
  • Facilitate team meetings and intervene as necessary to keep the team’s goals and results consistent with the company direction.
  • Initiate and conduct personnel actions such as discipline, performance evaluations, and timekeeping.
  • Work with department managers to create weekly staffing schedules.
  • Must be able to work 12-hour shifts, days or nights, plus overtime as required.



  • 5-10 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • 3-5 years' supervisory experience in manufacturing desired
  • Experience with packaging converting equipment (coaters, extruders, presses, and slitting machines) is a plus



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or closely related work experience in lieu of degree
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus



  • Action oriented and self-motivated:  enjoys working hard; acts with the right amount of planning.  Seizes opportunities to achieve goals and improve the process.
  • Hands-on individual with keen interest in quickly learning and applying new skills who can follow written/verbal instructions and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Establishes clear expectations and inspects the expectations to ensure they are being met.
  • Ability to hold employees accountable and confront them as needed to ensure policies are followed and performance goals are met
  • Track record of developing direct reports and others
  • Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs during good times and bad
  • Ability to provide current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to employees and hold them accountable for their actions
  • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best and invites input from employees.
  • Solid problem solving skills utilizing rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Ability to lead efforts to react quickly to changing requirements and new processing developments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to be able to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate - able to use Word, Excel, Outlook


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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