Title:  Supervisor Mill Operations - Paper

Requisition ID:  2542

Waco, TX, US, 76712

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.



Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of the paper machine production, quality, immediate maintenance coordination and safety. This supervision includes hourly employees on shift, and indirect supervision over more employees on off shifts. The supervisor performs safety, quality, process, and mechanical checks and understands and aligns business operations as they execute the role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work directly with and supervise a team of operations technicians
  • Direct and support activities and personnel compliance in developing a safe work environment and a fostering a culture of safe performance
  • Achieve productivity by establishing and communicating clear goals, providing requisite resources to the team, engaging the team, and setting appropriate priorities and monitoring progress
  • Achieve desired level of engagement by providing leadership on the shift.  Engagement includes listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable for performance and personal actions
  • Achieve quality and waste goals by ensuring all direct reports are properly trained on equipment, following proper procedures, performing requisite inspections, and acting upon suggested improvements
  • Administer, communicate, and interpret work procedures and company policies
  • Perform other duties, as assigned






  • Bachelor’s degree (Paper Science, Chemical or Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field); or significant, closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.
  • (2-5) years of manufacturing supervisory experience, required.
  • Continuous Improvement – Lean/Six Sigma knowledge preferred.


  • 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



  • Growth Mindset in Developing Talent and Teams and Continuous Improvement
  • Leadership Mindset in Enabling Performance and Engaging Employees
  • Strategic Mindset in delivering a High-Performance Organization
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Managerial Courage
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing through Systems

Nearest Major Market: Waco