Graham Packaging

Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-VA-Altavista

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.


Maintenance Supervisors are primarily responsible for effective installation and operation of plant production equipment, production support equipment, and facilities. These responsibilities are accomplished through selection, development, and day-to-day direction of the activities of the plant’s maintenance staff. The Maintenance Supervisor will assist in the financial responsibility for tool crib inventory by directing and controlling levels, purchasing and standardizing parts and maintenance of equipment repair histories. The Maintenance Supervisor will assist in the coordination and the implementation and continuous improvement of the plant’s Preventative Maintenance Program. The primary duties of a Maintenance 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.
  • Provides daily written assignments to assigned personnel consistent with the priorities set by immediate manager.
  • Adjusts daily assignments of assigned personnel as required to respond to emergencies within the plant.
  • Advises Maintenance Manager on an ongoing basis of the progress and problems being experienced by the Maintenance staff.
  • Responsible for the daily execution of the components of the Plant’s Preventative Maintenance Program assigned to the Maintenance Department.
  • Assists Maintenance Manager in updating and improving the Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Responsible for major trouble shooting that is beyond the scope of the operating staff and implements corrective action plans for mechanical and electrical machine deficiencies of all lines.
  • Responsible for ordering parts, standardizing components and maintaining parts’ inventories within the Maintenance Department (subject to Plant Engineer’s approval).
  • Accountable for assisting management in the elimination of all plant safety deficiencies found and in performing audits in ensuring that our equipment and facilities comply with Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Maintain proper records for equipment repair histories, purchased components and company property assigned to the Maintenance Department.
  • 0-25% travel may be required.


A Bachelor’s Degree and/or related maintenance experience; or equivalent combination of education and related maintenance experience is required. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an operations or maintenance supervisory or management role in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated leadership skills strongly preferred.

Maintenance Supervisors are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
  • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

EEO Disclaimer

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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