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Title:  Production Supervisor

Requisition ID:  19742-159

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 are not limited to the following.

  • 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.



  • Wausau currently operates the following supervisor schedule:
    • The schedule follows a twenty-eight-day cycle with the supervisor working 13-hour shifts.  The supervisor works three days one week and four days the next. The rotation includes a seven day off period within the 28 days. This schedule requires work every other weekend.
  • 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, 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. 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.

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