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Title:  Production Supervisor

Requisition ID:  14708-159

Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Direct the safe and effective operation of the employees and equipment in the department in order to meet customer delivery and quality expectations, aligning with the Plant’s safety, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.

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

  • Oversee daily operations of the Warehouse, Shipping & Receiving Department & Inventory Control and supports Transportation and coordinates efforts to ensure the efficient functioning of the production departments and on-time customer deliveries.
  • Set daily and weekly crewing schedules for all production and shipping & receiving departments.
  • This role will also provide coverage to other production areas (various shifts) as needed, and support vacation or other scheduling needs as they arise.
  • Hold department meetings as required.  
  • Be viewed as the department's safety advocate.             
  • Communicate with employees on a daily basis & follow up on open issues          
  • Provide periodic performance feedback & counseling to employees      
  • Enforce all plant rules and policies.          
  • Issue timely disciplinary action in accordance with established guidelines.               
  • Coordinate process and material trials in department when assigned.    
  • Focus efforts on continuous improvement.        
  • Challenge speed limiting factors on machines and crew.               
  • Implement all best demonstrated practices across the operation.  
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years of progressive production supervision, preferably in a unionized work setting.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Payroll & Attendance systems, Microsoft office suite preferred, Excel necessary.
  • Problem Solving Skills and Mechanical Aptitude are preferred.
  • Ability to work with people.


  • Four-year degree preferred, or closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.


  • This position would be a day shift position M-F. Minimum of 9-hour days
  • May be required to fill in and work rotating shifts in the absence of production supervisors which could be 8 or 12 hour shifts.
  • Wausau currently operates the following supervisor schedule:
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, or riding.


  • Sitting, walking, or standing for extended periods of time up to 12-hours.
  • Ability to work weekly rotating shifts.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office, hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented, Sense of Urgency
  • Customer Focus
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Organizational Efficiency
  • Effectively manage and prioritize situations as they arise

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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