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Title:  Supvr., Production

Requisition ID:  11142-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71292

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  92


The primary responsibility of the Production Supervisor is to work directly with and supervise a production workforce of approximately 5-6 employees per shift.  This person will have responsibility for the day to day management for all aspects of the production floor, with Safety as a top priority, assuring that work is produced in accordance with operating targets. He or she ensures compliance with established customer quality and production standards. They understand and align plant operations & production with Production Control as he/she executes their role in the overall order fulfillment process to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives. This position follows a monthly rotating day to night schedule with 12 hour shifts that rotate every other weekend off.  It’s key to remember that future advancement opportunities are almost always on M-F, regular business hour, schedules.

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

  • Supervises and facilitates the day-to-day shift activities of team. Utilizes knowledge and experience, providing training to team members. Responsible for their individual performance. Oversees scheduling, material handling issues and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems. Helps team achieve goals and has responsibility for personnel issues, including required employee coaching, counseling or discipline.
  • Works with employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourages and leads team members to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices. Develops and implements safety procedures and supports Environmental, Health & Safety Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  • Assures that the team maintains quality standards and uses SPC techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiency, and overall productivity meet or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • Strives to be technically proficient on the machinery in the department. Provides assistance to the team in problem resolution and assures that testing and product development is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting employee safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.
  • Acts as back up to the Department Manager
  • Partners with the Department Manager and the Training Supervisor to develop training assignments for all department employees and ensures timely completion
  • Coordinates all training validation requirements for pre-promotion, post-training event, and random selected tasks and submits result to Department Manager for review, and submission to HR
  • Reviews, and submits all training documentation to the department manager for review and approval
  • In conjunction with other production supervisors, ensures daily pay period completion of all time cards, and pre-approval prior to submission to payroll.
  • Assist in interviewing processes as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Skills


Desired Background/Experience:

  • 1-5 years of experience in a folding carton plant, or equivalent manufacturing experience.
  • Printing/packaging converting experience a plus (includes internships).
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred.


  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft office applications.

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 12 hours.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office equipment, hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment in designated areas (safety shoes, hats, hearing protection, hair and beard netting).



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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