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Title:  Production Supervisor - Polycup Production

Requisition ID:  17588 - 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 Production Supervisor. Our supervisors, leading a team of approximately 25 employees, achieve:

  • a safe work environment, fostering a culture of safe performance. 
  • an engaged work environment, listening to employee requests and concerns, soliciting feedback, navigating through difficult or complex problems, and decisively responding.
  • a productive work environment, engaging the employees and work teams, providing resources, setting priorities and monitoring progress.
  • a quality product, ensuring proper training, procedures, and inspections.

Key to success in the role includes the ability to effectively:

  • communicate with all levels of the organization on key issues.
  • facilitate team meetings. 
  • evaluate job performance and recommend appropriate action.
  • initiate and conduct personnel actions, including progressive discipline.
  • achieve administrative tasks.  

Required Skills

  • 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


Schedule Information:

  • Our Production Supervisor schedule consists of 12-hour day shift or 12-hour night shift. This schedule includes every other weekend off. However, our supervisors will occasionally work an alternate schedule, including an opposite weekend.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field strongly preferred); or extensive work experience in a Production Supervisory role, required in lieu of degree.
  • 2 - 5 years manufacturing supervisor experience.


At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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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