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Title:  Manufacturing Maintenance Superintendent

Requisition ID:  12231-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Making a Difference at Graphic Packaging International

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 almost 19,000 employees working in more than 70 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.


Manufacturing Maintenance Superintendent

The Maintenance Superintendent role has direct responsibility for supervising the maintenance team on a designated shift, and for providing oversight of all departments during times and shifts when plant leadership is not on site.



  • Share in the obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Supervise 12 /- maintenance team members. 
  • Support supervisors across the facility during times and shifts when plant leadership is not on site, working through to resolution difficult or complex issues.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve safety, quality, and productivity goals.  
  • Support a culture of high employee engagement, listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, and recognizing excellent performance.
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and optimal throughput.
  • Ensure maintenance of equipment and coordination of maintenance requirements to optimize equipment up-time.
  • Effectively communicate key issues (e.g. performance reviews, 1-on-1’s, safety meetings, overtime plans, monthly business results, etc.)
  • Evaluate job performance and recommends appropriate personnel action.
  • Understand and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Determine crewing needs, adjusting as necessary to achieve goals.

Required Skills


  • Experience leading a maintenance function in a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working collaboratively with teams of people, including training, coaching, mentoring and counseling.
  • Maintenance Supervisor, Superintendent or Manager experience, strongly preferred.



  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field) strongly preferred; or, closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.



  • Strong strategic, analytical problem-solving ability (TCC/Trouble Cause Correction)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to engage people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
  • Strong computer skills with a focus on Microsoft office applications, QAD experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently, when needed, and to collaborate with other departments toward common goals.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodation.


Typical Schedule:

  • Typical Maintenance Superintendent schedule consists of 12-hour day shift or 12-hour night shift – generally includes every other weekend off, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; including early mornings, nights, and/or off weekends.


Required Experience



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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