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Production Supervisor


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.



Direct supervisor to one assigned shift of hourly employees who is responsible for supervision, direction and leadership in safety, quality, productivity and engagement to ensure goals are met. This position reports to the Site Manager. This is a 2nd shift position (2pm-10pm) Monday - Saturday.



  • Hold employees accountable prior to incident, and if an incident occurs for failure to follow safety policies.
  • Supervise employees in the daily production, to include hands-on training, planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Evaluating employee performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; promoting safety, quality production and teamwork; and resolving conflicts.
  • Lead and motivate employees; by setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Effectively communicate operational information in both oral and written format at all levels: hourly employees, other supervisors, plant management, office personnel, and outside customers and vendors.
  • Actively promote and ensure compliance with safety, quality and other programs and initiatives utilized within the organization.
  • Work with minimum Supervision, delegate, evaluate challenges to seek out support when needed.
  • Maintains necessary documentation, reports, time approvals for direct reports.
  • Performs random inspections of all quality and safety policies and procedures. Identify the gaps that need addressed to ensure our systems are effective. Ensure employees complete appropriate paperwork to include all downtime, runtime and setup times, documentation for production and quality purposes.
  • Audit Reporting systems to ensure the employees have correct data entered for any analysis that may be performed for production and waste accountability.
  • Monitor Production schedules to ensure print work is done prior to the plant’s needs and communicate needs with Site Manager and downstream Management team.
  • Monitor Press raw materials to ensure the proper raw materials are being used per customer specs, if a substitution is required, complete approval documentation before converting specs
  • Physical requirements include continuously seeing, standing, walking, talking, hearing/listening, and frequently lifting up to 50lbs.     
  • Any other duties assigned by the Management team.





  • High School diploma or GED preferred.



  • Prior manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Prior experience in the packaging industry preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Works safely and follows safety rules to drive a safety culture.
  • Safety minded and drives safety culture


Preferred Competencies:

  • Action oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Developing Direct reports
  • Managerial courage
  • Organizational skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Communications



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.




Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 21, 2022

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