Title:  Manufacturing Associate Manager

Requisition ID:  3423

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

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.


MISSION / SUMMARY: This is a key manufacturing position with management and technical oversight of day-to-day operations, production improvements, and ensuring the operational efficiency/safe operations of the Kraft, Recaust, and Recycle areas of the fibers department.


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

  • Assist the Fiber Manufacturing Manager in working with shift supervisors and hourly employees in the operation of the process including 3 continuous Kamyr digesters, recaust plant, and recycle fiber plant.
  • Accountable for area performance in accordance to established key performance indicators (KPI’s) to include: safety, environmental compliance, housekeeping, quality, and productivity.
  • Drive safety to Zero injuries and support mill transition to safety focused culture.
  • Assist in direction of operations in a safe and orderly manner providing quality products according to job schedules and customer specifications.
  • Work with reliability/maintenance team members to plan and execute maintenance work to improve equipment/process reliability.
  • Establish and provide the operational expertise component of leading and managing our cultural change process, the strategic and forward-thinking capabilities in both the operational and human capital areas of the operation.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and standards for cost measurement.
  • Determine training needs and administer appropriate training programs for hourly employees in their production area in the most reliable manner.
  • Assist in the creation/management of the KPI’s and drive compliance to center lines.



  • 3-5 years of experience with Kamyr continuous pulp digesters and/or recausticizing plants is required.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience in the pulp and paper industry is preferred.



  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering preferred.


  • Action Oriented
  • Drive to improve
  • Command Skills
  • Embrace a challenge
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Managing through Systems
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • General Mechanical, electrical and controls knowledge
  • Very good Team building and coaching skills
  • Facilitation Skills





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.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe