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Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor (Night Shift)

Requisition ID:  19765-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International is seeking candidates to join our Shelbyville, Illinois team in the role of Manufacturing (Production) Supervisor.  Our supervisors:

  • Work directly with and supervise approximately 25 /- employees per shift.
  • Foster a culture of safe performance, maintaining safety procedures, encouraging involvement, following up on safety concerns, and modeling proper safe behaviors.
  • Foster a culture of productivity, setting clear goals, engaging the workforce, providing training, support and resources, and setting appropriate priorities and monitoring progress.
  • Achieve desired level of engagement, providing leadership, listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable.
  • Achieve quality and spoilage targets, ensuring proper training, following proper procedures, performing requisite inspections, and following up on suggested improvements.
  • Effectively communicate throughout the organization on key issues.
  • Effectively interact with contracted employees, ensuring their compliance with GPI policies and procedure.
  • Share an 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.

Required Skills


  • 2 years of supervisory level experience working in a fast-paced, complex manufacturing environment



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



  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team through training, coaching, mentoring, and counseling
  • Strong safety orientation
  • Demonstrated strategic, analytical problem-solving ability (TCC/Trouble Cause Correction)
  • Demonstrated timely, effective decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, adept at motivation and experienced at conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
  • Demonstrated communication skills, effective at all levels of the organization
  • Proficient computer skills, experienced with Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within teams
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate across department and functions
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, without accommodation  



  • Our typical night shift supervisor schedule consists of 12-hour shifts and an alternating 3 day / 4 day work week, with every other weekend off, however, our supervisors must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; including early mornings, nights, and/or off weekends.

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

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: Decatur

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