Supt., Paper Machine III (6872-159)

Graphic Packaging West Monroe , LA 71292

Posted 4 months ago


The Superintendent (Paper Machine) role is responsible for providing direct oversight of the paper machine operation. The position will directly supervise up to four Shift Supervisors, two Product Engineers, relief Supervisor, Operations/Maintenance Coordinator and indirectly supervise a Process Engineer, Maintenance Superintendent, and Maintenance Supervisor.


  • Accountable for maintaining production tons.

  • Establish and direct production operations in a safe and orderly manner providing quality products according to job schedules and customer specifications.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations; adhere to permit requirements.

  • Lead efforts in pursuit of cost savings initiatives through operational improvements.

  • Develop, plan, and administer material and labor usage.

  • Work closely with Maintenance Superintendent and Maintenance Supervisors to ensure efficient execution of troubleshooting, planning and maintenance repair activities are carried out.

  • Key participant for annual outage planning. Ensure the annual outage is completed on time and in accordance to budget.

  • 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.

  • Develop improved methods for new capital investments, cost reduction and equipment refurbishment.

  • Administer and implement Labor relations (CBA) through consultation with the Human Resource and Mill Managers.

  • In collaboration with the Production Manager, develop annual budgetary proposals standards for cost measurement.

  • Determine training needs and administer appropriate training programs for salaried and hourly employees on Paper Machines to function in the most reliable manner.

  • Actively participates by collaborating with the Production Manager in the strategic and capital planning processes for the department.

  • Demonstrate strategic planning/thinking by developing a 5-year plan that supports the Mill, Division and Company vision.

Required Skills


  • A minimum of 7 years leadership/supervisory experience in the paper industry.

  • A minimum of 7 years production experience on paper machines required.

  • Demonstrated involvement in the implementation of safety initiatives

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (written/oral)

  • Proven solid problem solving, organizational, analytical, strategic planning and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

  • Basic SAP experience preferred

  • Proven project management skills.

  • Knowledgeable of LEAN and Six Sigma principles.

  • Drives executional excellence

  • Decisive with a strong sense of urgency

  • Manages performance and holds others and self-accountable to deliver results

  • Develops others and themselves

  • Aligns and articulates strategy and goals

  • Demonstrates organizational agility while getting work done

  • Proven managerial courage to address and resolve conflict

  • Experience working with hourly represented employees


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Paper Science or Chemical engineering preferred but other engineering degree will be considered.


  • Embrace a challenge

  • Excellent trouble shooting skills

  • Functional/Technical Skills

  • General Mechanical, electrical and controls knowledge

  • Very good Team building and coaching skills

  • Facilitation Skills

Required Experience


  • 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.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.

  • 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

  • Directing Others

  • Conflict Management

  • Managerial Courage

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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

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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Supt., Paper Machine III (6872-159)

Graphic Packaging