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International Paper Production Supervisor in SPACEKRAFT, Indiana

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

International Paper, a leader in the industrial packaging industry, is seeking applicants for a full-time 1st Shift Liner Machine Production Supervisor in its SpaceKraft, Indianapolis Plant

INTRODUCTION

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 65,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.

International Paper’s vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where our employees live and work.

SUMMARY

The SpaceKraft Liner Machine Supervisor has responsibility for overseeing all 1st shift Liner Machine production employees in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, inventory and housekeeping. In addition, they will work to lead and motivate employees to work efficiently and effectively, ensuring a safe work environment and a quality product.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise machine centers and provide leadership for the production team in the areas of safety, process reliability, administers plant policies, housekeeping, waste control, productivity improvement, cost effectiveness, and people system.

  • Ensuring compliance of all quality checks; coordinate upkeep of machinery with Maintenance team to minimize downtime; assist in troubleshooting machine problems.

  • Ensuring accuracy of production counts and inventory levels.

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.

  • Promote continuous improvement and reliable methods within the organization

  • Establishing high morale within your department by showing fairness, consistency, and an interest in addressing/resolving employee problems.

  • Overseeing the training of employees, planning and assigning work.

  • Reporting to the Site Manager any issues that might affect overall production or plant operations.

  • Additional duties may be assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.

  • Supervisory experience of 3+ years is required.

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs are required.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • College and/or technical coursework

  • Prior experience in flexible liquid packaging and/or injection molding is highly preferred

  • Prior experience in project development, team leadership, and process capability analysis

  • Knowledgeable of continuous improvement methods such as Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, etc.

  • Experience with facilitating problem solving and process improvement activities.

We are looking for the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in a successful candidate:

  • Knowledge of industry standards for production, food safety, waste, and AIB/SQF housekeeping.

  • Skill in planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and coordinating work within assigned area.

  • Skill in providing leadership, direction, and supervision of production associates.

  • Skill in communicating effectively with staff, management, and external organizations.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Influencing Others

  • Motivating Others

  • Drive for Results

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Managing and Measuring Work

  • Conflict Management

  • Managerial Courage

  • Priority Setting

  • Organizing

  • Command Skills

  • Functional/Technical Skills and Learning

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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