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Production Shift Lead at Graham Packaging PET Technologies Inc. in Cartersville, Georgia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Graham Packaging, our people drive packaging innovation for some of the most influential consumer brands in the world. To work with big brands, you need to be on the cutting edge, constantly reinventing the future and always willing to change.

Since our beginnings, this dynamic environment has forged a culture where you don't need to wonder where your next opportunity will come from -- the opportunities are all around you. All you have to do is take them.

With a global footprint of 100+ facilities across 16 countries and a committed team 7,000 strong, Graham Packaging offers you the ability to learn, the ability to grow and the ability to make your mark in a company that rewards doers, innovators and collaborators.

Join Graham Packaging today!

General Summary: Responsible for production lines during one whole shift of operation.  Not responsible for preparing or carrying out discipline or evaluating performance, but provides input.  Responsible for knowing and enforcing policies, procedures, practices and programs.          

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

1.    Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.

2.    Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.

Assign shift personnel to production equipment, following shift work schedule and break schedules to ensure work is completed on time.

Train employees on a shift.

Participate in continuous quality improvement projects and other related activities as assigned.

Supervise safety, security, good housekeeping and enforce company policies to eliminate accidents and control accident costs.

Resolve production and quality problems that occur on a shift.  Make frequent checks of product quality and GMP standards and give functional guidance to shift operations and quality personnel.

Complete written documentation as required.

Attend all production, safety, and shift meetings.

Assist Production Manager in reviewing shift operations and make recommendations relative to changes in organization, personnel, equipment and procedures.

Follow work orders and ensures proper product codes are used and built.

Accurately reports production data.

Troubleshoot and make necessary adjustments to machinery and equipment.

Inspect materials prior to use.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Direct reports include all plant personnel and others as assigned.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must 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 and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of plastics, wheel machinery blending systems, quality systems and measurements, experienced with trimmers, palletizers, leak testers, MIL units, sleevers, and vision systems.

 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.

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills.

 Mechanical Skills:  Advanced mechanical applications.

 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 interpret bar graphs and charts.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Ability to complete and maintain a certified lift  truck operator license.

 Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee regularly is required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

These activities are also included in the physical demands: Walking, speaking, breathing, seeing, hearing, learning, working, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself, attending employment related activities, interacting with others, and ability to travel as business requires. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disability to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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