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Converting Supervisor

Indianapolis, IN

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

As an essential business, International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in the packaging and paper industries. International Paper’s SpaceKraft business produces liquid bulk packaging solutions, specifically flexible packaging (liners), corrugated packaging, and injection molding.
The SpaceKraft Converting Supervisor has responsibility for overseeing all shift production employees in their assigned shift in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, inventory, and housekeeping. In addition, they will work to lead and motivate employees to work efficiently and effectively, ensuring a safe work environment and a quality product.
This Converting Supervisor position will be assigned to a “Nights” shift, and will be expected to follow the alternating 24/7 shift schedule (alternating 2 days on/off weekends, working every other weekend).  
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervise machine centers and provide leadership for the production team in the areas of safety, process reliability, administering plant policies, housekeeping, waste control, productivity improvement, cost effectiveness, and people system.
  • Ensuring compliance of all quality checks; coordinate upkeep of machinery with Maintenance team and/or other members of management to minimize downtime; assist in troubleshooting machine problems.
  • Ensuring accuracy of production counts and inventory levels.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Promote continuous improvement and reliable methods within the organization
  • Establishing high morale within your department by showing fairness, consistency, and an interest in addressing/resolving employee problems.
  • Overseeing the training of employees, planning and assigning work.
  • Reporting to the Site Manager any issues that might affect overall production or plant operations.
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management
Minimum qualifications include:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Supervisory experience of 3+ years is required.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs are required.
Preferred Qualifications include:
  • College and/or technical coursework
  • Supervisory experience of 3+ years in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience in the corrugating packaging industry is highly preferred
  • Knowledgeable of continuous improvement methods such as Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, etc
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Influencing Others
  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Conflict Management
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Organizing
  • Command Skills
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Learning
International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.
All applicants must apply on line at
Prior to employment a background check and physical/drug screen are required.
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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