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Title:  Supervisor-Power & Recovery

Requisition ID:  15257-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Role Summary

The Power & Recovery Supervisor is crucial to the shift operation and productivity of the Power & Recovery Department.  The successful candidate will understand and align business operations and Power responsibilities as he/she executes their role to exceed expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.

 This role is responsible for leadership of approximately 20 unionized hourly shift employees in the daily production of the Power & Recovery operation.  The incumbent will oversee the measurement systems to ensure continued improvement in steam and electrical power generation, boiler operations, and water and waste handling.  This role reports to the Superintendent—Power & Recovery.

Required Skills

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

  • 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 hourly shift employees through communication of business strategy, mentorship, coaching and accountability methods
  • Optimize recovery boiler and power boiler operation as well as power generation to maximize pulp production and reduce downtime and costs
  • Collaborates with all levels of management personnel to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Promote team concept with production crews to assure continuity in reaching common production goals
  • Manage continuous improvement projects for area of responsibility
  • 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 Experience

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor s Degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering or related technical field and a minimum five (5) years of experience working with power and/or recovery processes


  • Five (5) years of years of experience in power and recovery processes and three (3) years of supervisory experience in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 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
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Possess an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, with a situational (servant, directive, collaborative) leadership approach to managing the team
  • 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 within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Experience and knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)

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 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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