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Production Supervisor at Georgia Pacific in Dubuque, Iowa

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out! 



''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the

right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO
Production Supervisor - Dubuque, IA

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 40,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe.


Georgia-Pacific is currently hiring for a Production Supervisor to primarily lead one of our shift operations in the Dubuque, IA Corrugated Box Manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate will be self-driven with a passion for excellence in Safety, Manufacturing, and Customer Focus.


Check out these videos/links to learn more about the Corrugated Business at Georgia-Pacific:

Georgia-Pacific:  How Corrugated Boxes are Made
Georgia-Pacific:  Corrugated

Primary responsibilities will include providing leadership on the operating floor and striving for compliance in safety, health, environmental, and quality. Also responsible for coaching, training, and developing operations personnel in safety, quality, production, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills; addressing key issues and concerns; and interacting with employees from machine centers to ensure quality and on-time production.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Providing leadership on the operating floor and striving for compliance in safety, health, environmental, and quality

  • Coaching, training, and developing operations personnel in safety, quality, production, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills

  • Addressing key issues & concerns and interacting with employees from other departments to ensure quality, on-time production

  • Ensure all employees are working in a safe manner by developing a culture for where employees address unsafe conditions, unsafe behaviors and participate and make suggestions for improvement; Identify safety gaps and self-initiative corrective actions

  • Exemplify and advance the MBM® (Market Based Management) philosophy.

  • Utilize all available resources to ensure the product meets or exceed customer expectations

  • Ensure best practices are being followed for minimization of waste at machine centers

  • Track continuous improvement opportunities where performance issues are apparent and provide leadership/action plans for gap closure; follow up as required

  • Identify repairs needed at machine centers and create work requests for completion; follow up as required Performance Management

  • Plan, assign and direct work for all hourly production employees and determine shift staffing needs; appraise performance and provide feedback as needed; assist in resolving complaints; hold employees accountable as needed; communicate issues and results daily

  • Problem solving/root cause analysis; leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate teams to exceed expectations; clear communication, planning and organization skills; sense of urgency, accountability and customer focus; ability to work effectively in cross-functional team environment; and the desire to advance in responsibility within the manufacturing arena Primary responsibilities

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working within a manufacturing, production, industrial or military environment

  • Must be open to working 1st, 2nd or 3rd Shift

  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as Word (to write business correspondence), Excel (for use of spreadsheets, reporting, simple formulas) and Outlook (for internal and external correspondence)

Physical Requirements:

  • Availability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed

  • Including but not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, bending, twisting, reaching and lifting

What Will Put You Ahead?


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in corrugated manufacturing

  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business, or engineering

  • At least 5 years of experience supervising employees within a manufacturing, production, industrial or lead experience within the paper industry

  • Experience leading an employee training/development program in an industrial manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with KIWI Application

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Why Work for GP?

Georgia-Pacific strives to develop a culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance.  We offer opportunity for career growth within one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world.  We continuously encourage all employees to challenge the status quo and share knowledge to transform our industries.  From the walls of your home to the Dixie® plates on your table, the boxes at your local grocery store or the Quilted Northern® in your bathroom, there's a good chance a Georgia-Pacific product is nearby.


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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