Title:  Production Supervisor

Requisition ID:  21003-159

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Opportunity:  We are an Extrusion coating manufacturing operation seeking a Production Supervisor to join our Prosperity, South Carolina team. 

Mission:  The production supervisor oversees manufacturing processes, coordinates and supervises hourly production, warehouse and maintenance personnel to meet/exceed the company’s key performance indicators (Safety, Quality and Productivity).  This includes, but not limited to managing equipment to produce product that meets or exceeds our customer’s expectations, safety, equipment, production and quality, continuous improvement, development and management of its human resources.    

Job Functions:

  • Facilitate day to day activities of the team.
  • Directly supervise 15-18 team members and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws to include: training employees, planning, assigning, directing work, appraising performance, rewarding/disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Serve as a direct link between teams and plant management.
  • Works with team members to help them reach their full potential.
  • Weekly start up and/or shut down of equipment.
  • Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of production orders.
  • Establish or adjusts work procedure to meet production schedules.
  • Challenge speed limiting factors of the machine and team.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Prepare and distributes daily shift performance reports.
  • Ensures that Safety/Housekeeping procedures and acceptable work practices are being followed throughout the shift.
  • Facilitates team meetings.
  • Actively involves department manager, maintenance and other personnel in solving machine issues and/or breaks.
  • Integral partner for Health, Safety and Environmental Manager to support safety policies, procedures and corrective actions for the team.

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years of progressive production supervision.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective strategic planning, problem solving, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software.
  • Strong business acumen and operations based financial analysis skills.
  • Exhibit proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated technical and problem solving skills.
  • Pulp, paper, or extrusion experience a must!


Physical Requirements

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 12 hours.
  • Occasional lifting up to 20lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office, hand and electrical tools or equipment,
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperatures.
  • Ability to work quarterly rotating shifts.

Key Competencies:

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Learning Agility
  • Organizational Agility
  • Process Management
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing though Systems


  • A or B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred or combination of formal technical education and 3-5 years of work history in lieu of B.A or B.S required.
  • Supervisory experience required, preferably within the pulp and paper or extrusion industry.

Schedule Demands:

Prosperity Facility currently operates the following supervisor schedule:

Monday through Thursday, 12.5 /- hour shifts beginning at 6:45 and ending at 7:15.  Must be able to work either days or nights.  On occasion, Supervisors may have to work on Friday’s and/or Sunday to meet customer needs.  In Late June or early July, plant will move to a traditional 40 hour work week, with three – 8 hour shifts Sunday night through Friday.   Must be willing to work 12.5 hour shifts until the schedule transitions. 

Required Experience

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. 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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