Title:  Manufacturing Associate Manager

Requisition ID:  4192

Queen City, TX, US, 75572

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Role Summary

The Caustic Plant Supervisor manages the daily functions of the Caustic Plant area of the Powerhouse in a safe, environmentally compliant, and proficient manner.  The role oversees the lime kilns, liquor cycle, slakers, and chemical usage.  The Caustic Supervisor understands and aligns business operations in accordance with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize and refine standard work systems to effect sustainable positive results in safety, environmental, people, housekeeping, quality, cost, and performance.
  • Demonstrate safety as a core value and foster a safe work culture by promoting and enforcing behavioral based safety practices and standards
  • Maintain environmental compliance
  • Develop and manage employees through communication of business strategy, mentorship, coaching, and accountability methods
  • Optimize lime kiln fuel usage, kiln rates and carbonates, slakers, chemical usage, and liquor cycle
  • Collaborates with all levels of department personnel to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Monitor and manage Key Process Indicators
  • Engage with production crews to assure continuity in reaching common production goals
  • Manage continuous improvement projects for area of responsibility
  • Generate work notifications as necessary and review and prioritize all generated notifications to ensure they are scheduled as required
  • Continually improve standard work systems such as trouble cause corrections, standard operating procedures, startup/shutdown checklists, and centerlines
  • Maintain effective communications and working relationships with Operations Departments, Maintenance, Safety, IT, Environmental, Human Resources, Engineering, Purchasing and Suppliers,
  • Act as Incident Commander for Mill Emergency Response Team
  • Collaborate with Department Learning Leaders to ensure training program for department personnel is current and appropriate training levels are met 
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Characteristics

  • Associate’s degree in technical field


  • Five (5) years of years of experience in caustic or power and recovery processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of caustic or power and recovery operations
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills of the pulping process
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with reliability and continuous improvement principles and techniques
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Available to provide coverage on holiday, off-days, weekends and after-hours
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience managing within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Experience and knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)


Pay Range:   $92,530.00 - $123,405.00


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.


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