Title:  Manufacturing Associate Manager

Requisition ID:  4308

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.


Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Supervise, direct, and lead the day-to-day activities of team within assigned area to ensure safe and quality production and meet identified goals
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following, implementing, and enforcing Company safety standards and procedures, housekeeping standards, and 5S/lean manufacturing programs by ensuring goals are met within the department.
  • Meet productivity targets by establishing clear goals for team and ensure proper equipment care
  • Enhance employee engagement by providing leadership and direction to the shift.  This includes listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and following through with accountability.
  • Meet quality/waste goals by ensuring all direct reports are properly trained on their equipment, following proper procedures, performing requisite inspections, and following up on suggested improvements.
  • Lead or assist in the investigation of all injuries, accidents, and near-miss incidents in assigned area
  • Addresses routine personnel issues including training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining subordinates
  • Utilize sound employee relation skills to accomplish goals while maintaining employee accountability, positive team morale, employee involvement, and teamwork
  • Coach, evaluate performance, and develop work group to improve their performance
  • Identify operation issues and lead improvement plans in production processes, shift schedules, overtime levels, training, etc., to improve operation efficiency
  • Effectively communicate to all levels of the organization on key issues 
  • Verifies all operator rounds and other required documentation are accurately completed
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Characteristics

  • Three (3) years of experience in manufacturing or military equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills
  • 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
  • Willingness to work a rotating shift schedule and overtime as required
  • Available to work on holiday, off-days, and weekends
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • BS Degree in business discipline
  • Experienced in paper manufacturing
  • Experience within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma


Pay Range:   $92,530.00 - $123,405.00


GPI’s Benefit Program

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401(k) w/employer matching
  • Health & Welfare Benefits
    • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Various Voluntary benefits
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off + 11 paid company holidays each year


Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.


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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