Supervise approximately 2 – 30 people in the daily routine of producing quality corrugated products in a safe, productive manner with minimum waste. Cross-train employees in key positions. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES• Maintain quality, efficiencies, and production levels set by management. Communicate these standards to your staff.• Report quality concerns to Converting and Plant Superintendent. Assist in determining quality guidelines.• Establish high morale within your department by showing fairness, consistency, and an interest in employee problems. Maintain confidentiality.• Maintain inventories of sheets, inks and other converting supplies.• Coordinate with your supervisor and Maintenance Superintendent on any repairs or preventive maintenance done in the department.• Keep upper management informed of problems or situations that may affect the performance of your department.• Enforce the corrective action procedures when applicable and conduct meetings with the violating employees and union representative.• Conduct weekly Production/Safety meetings with departmental personnel.• Communicate with necessary supervision to avoid problems between shift changes.• Improve career skills by enrolling yourself in seminars, technical courses, and related college courses.• Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including union contract, safety program, and good housekeeping.• Comply with company policies and procedures.• Additional duties may be assigned by management. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirectly supervises all employees assigned to the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; conflict resolution; team building; coaching and leading employees to improve; addressing complaints and resolving problems; documentation; and setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED.Two years prior supervisory experience.Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:Prior work experience in the corrugated industry. LANGUAGE SKILLSAble 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. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAble to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math. REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. TECHNICAL SKILLSThe individual must have a working knowledge of the following:Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation. This also supports the supervisor’s role of teacher and trainer for his/her personnel.Cost issues in order to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and will help the supervisor find areas that require improvement.Quality standards.Regulatory requirements including but not limited to wage and hour requirements, environmental and waste minimization, company policies, and personnel requirements including OSHA, DEQ and EEO. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMay be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License. PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENTWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTESThe individual must posses the following:• Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.• Teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his personnel both in the technical and administrative parts of the position.• Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.• Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.• Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTSThe performance of the supervisor will be measured as follows:• Operating standards – the supervisor will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the supervisor.• Personal growth – while the company will provide the tools to assist the supervisor to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the supervisor and his/her superior.• Employee relations – through observations the supervisor will be evaluated regarding his/her skills and advancements in the areas of motivational techniques and results, positive and corrective/constructive feedback, subordinate development and creating a positive work environment.• Creativity – this will be evaluated by how active the supervisor is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Pratt Industries is America’s 5th largest paper and packaging company with more than 5,000 highly skilled green collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt Industries is one of the largest corrugated packaging companies in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than twenty states. The company operates four of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. Pratt Industries is committed to recycling and the environment by harvesting the urban forest.
Pratt Industries offers competitive compensation plans with incentive opportunities, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, HSA, All State, Pre-Paid Legal, and 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Declaration: The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled (EEO/AA/Vets/Disabled) Employer,
it is the Company’s policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and
to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.
Declaration: The Company is a federal contractor which complies fully with Executive Order 11246,
as amended, and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Parts 60-1 through 60-60; 29 U.S.C.
Section 793 and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Part 60-741;
[38 U.S.C. Section 4212 and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Part 60-250 and/or 60-300;
and 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A.]
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