Graham Packaging Plastic Production Supervisor REF1911H in Kansas City, Missouri

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!Production Supervisors are responsible for supervising hourly employees engaged in all phases of the manufacture of all blow molded containers. Duties include safety, quality, customer service, housekeeping, training, performance management, plant productivity, labor utilization, warehousing, and control of raw materials. The primary duties of a Production Supervisor include:Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.The majority of the time will be responsible for exercising authority and independent judgment on the shift in the interest of the Company to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, discipline or adjust complaints or effectively to recommend such action by following established policies, procedures, and practices.Responsible for the following shift functions; personnel training, development, safety, security, quality, inventory, good housekeeping, and general management of Company policies and procedures.Resolves all production and resulting quality problems that occur on their shift. Responsible for frequent checks of product quality.Accountable for providing shift documentation on decisions, shift issues, actions and status updates for the shift for the purpose of compliance and continuous quality improvement (CQI).Attends all production meetings and safety meetings and conducts all shift meetings as required.Responsible for reviewing and authorizing proper time records for all employees on the shift.Manages temporary staffing assignments for the shift to achieve plant production and labor objectives.Manages machine utilization to meet or exceed efficiency goals and recommends or directs necessary personnel, maintenance or engineering changes to help achieve those goals.Develops new methods and procedures to optimize manufacturing efficiencies, maximize labor utilization, and reduce operating costs as part of CQI objectives.Assists Production, Operations or Plant Manager in reviewing shift operations and makes recommendations relative to changes in operations, staffing, equipment, and procedures.Assists performing all physical inventories in accordance with Company procedures.Maintain a supportive and productive work atmosphere through professional conduct and effective communication with internal and external customers, including vendors, coworkers, subordinates, and other supervisors.Participates in job safety training and personally follows all plant rules and work procedures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment is developed and supported.Executes leader standard work as designed on a daily basis.0-25% travel may be required.A Bachelor's Degree and/or related operations experience; or equivalent combination of education and related operations experience is required. A minimum of 2 years' experience in an operations supervisory or management role in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated leadership skills strongly preferred.Production Supervisors are required to interact with other managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefo