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Title:  Converting Department Manager

Requisition ID:  14969-159
Location: 

Wayne, NJ, US, 07470

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking a candidate to join our company as a Converting Department Manager. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry. 

 

We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401(k) with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available

 

JOB SUMMARY: Directs and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Cutting and Finishing departments (25 employees), by providing leadership and supervision to subordinates and serves as the link between direct reports and middle/upper management. They understand and align business operations and the Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

 

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

  • Directs the cutting and finishing production of all items at the lowest cost consistent with established specifications in terms of quality and quantity.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements operating policies and ensures the application of such policies.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with all departments of the plant in establishing and carrying out responsibilities.
  • Manages employees by establishing performance goals, allocating resources, and assessing performance.
  • Provides leadership directed at continuous improvement in safety, quality / customer satisfaction, and productivity.
  • Provides leadership and direction to production management and employees to continuously improve quality, reduce waste and increase throughput.
  • Assists and supports Plant and Operation Manager in all aspects.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience operating hand jacks, electric pallet jacks and forklifts and clamp trucks preferred
  • Leadership skills – ability to motivate people to perform at high levels
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent experience in a converting facility is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of roll stock cutting machines, printing presses, die cutting machines, and straight-line gluers is preferred

 

SKILLS:

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • REASONING ABILITY
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • MECHANICAL
  • COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIPMENT SKILLS
    • SAP, MS Office and database programs
    • Requires use of all general office equipment (e.g. fax, copier, telephone, etc.)
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    • Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s License
    • Company issued Clamp Truck Operator’s License

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Standing occasionally and walking and sitting frequently, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements
  • Ability to climb, twist neck and back, and finger frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Ability to balance, stoop, bend, squat, twist, handle, feel, reach above shoulder and at or below shoulder, reach over 18”, reach to the floor, kneel and drive occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Requires use of both feet on an occasional basis for walking, climbing stairs, and possibly ladders
  • Requires use of both hands for simple grasping (frequently) and pushing/pulling (occasionally) for purposes of going through production reports, holding a clipboard, and inspecting equipment and machinery
  • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak and have agility on a continuous basis
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature and loud noises
  • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net, Beard Net

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Lives the Core Values

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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