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Title:  Maintenance Supervisor

Requisition ID:  14866-159

Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required


Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and management for the maintenance department during the various shift operations.  Ensures safety, quality and customer satisfaction goals are met.  Initiates and supports all processes and ensures compliance.  Minimal supervision required.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Utilize SAP to review work orders and determine the material and parts required to complete the repair or installation.
  • Prioritize and dispense work orders for completion.
  • Audit work order completion
  • Order and manage all repair, preventative, and predictive maintenance efforts. Insure that all production equipment is in top operating condition or create plans to address potential problems in the near term.
  • Identify activities and opportunities that improve the manufacturing processes and controls costs throughout the department.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Provide direct supervision to Maintenance crew including scheduling, performance and conduct.   
  • Insure that all building code, OSHA, and environmental requirements are met.  Interact with property insurers and contractors to see the facility is properly protected and cared for.
  • Lead department’s safety training initiatives and insure prompt resolution of facility safety work orders.
  • Hold daily crew meetings with assigned crews.  Identify and recommend training needs as required.
  • Support Plant sanitation activities. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Maintenance & Engineering Manager.




  • A bachelors or technical degree and/or 4-5 years or more experience in a maintenance department in a manufacturing organization. 
  • Maintenance experience: knowledge of electrical (277/480VAC, 120/208VAC, 12-24VDC), PLCs, mechanical (pumps, blowers, chillers, oil conditioners), power transmission systems, building services, rotary equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, resources and people and set and meet target deadlines.
  • Ability to develop improvements, achieve budget/cost constraints.
  • Direct supervisory experience in a unionized facility is preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook and internet.
  • Proficient with SAP systems.
  • Individual must be adept at analyzing and recommending solutions to a variety of mechanical, electrical, and employee problems at any time of the day or night.
  • Solid Budgeting and negotiating skills
  • Project Management experience
  • Leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization and the ability to communicate will all levels of the organization



  • General schedule is a minimum of 9 hours M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedule; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, or riding.
  • Weekend duty for Maintenance is 1 out of 5 weekends.



  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs at a time.
  • Ability to move around the plant to direct resources.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs as needed.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 9-hours.
  • Occasional bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling and twisting required
  • Simple and power grasping with both right and left hands is required
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

Required 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 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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