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GEORGIA-PACIFIC Production Supervisor - Gypsum in FORT DODGE, Iowa

Your Job

Do you aspire to leverage and further develop your skills and lead a team to excellence in safety, efficiency, and quality? If so, this could be the opportunity for you! Georgia Pacific is seeking a Production Supervisor for our Fort Dodge, IA facility. Production Supervisor leads a team to ensure a safe and injury/incident-free environment in our fast-paced plant. Production Team Leaders motivate, coach, and inspire by demonstrating, promoting, and applying Georgia-Pacific's Principle-Based Management (PBM) in daily actions and decisions to deliver maximum value to the business and our customers. If you are a driven leader who can operate with a principled entrepreneurial spirit, we would like to learn more about you! Georgia-Pacific's Building Products business is consistently among the nation's top suppliers of building products to large warehouse retailers and building materials dealers. To learn more about our Building Products division, visit And, to learn more about our gypsum products, visit


Our Team

At Georgia-Pacific, we don't believe that a job is just simply a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your skills to not only better your life but the community as well.

What You Will Do

  • Assist with assigning and directing work, addressing complaints, and resolving issues.

  • Collaborating with Safety, Environmental, Maintenance, Operations, Controller, and Quality Leaders to elevate a team to its full potential.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues.

  • Complete all paperwork and analysis in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Be responsible for assisting in the training and development of new hires.

  • Contribute to the Fort Dodge Plant exceeding site goals including EHS, productivity, quality, and cost.

  • Use strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Use strong interpersonal, motivational, and leadership skills.

  • Implement good organizing and planning skills.

  • Analytical and critical thinking.

  • Proven problem-solving skills.

  • Proven team-building skills and the ability to work within a diverse team.

  • Results-focused, and a sense of urgency.

  • Embracing and managing change to drive innovation and process improvements.

  • Applying PBM to foster a culture where employees are empowered.

  • Facilitating team and employee development, problem-solving and resolution, building employee commitment and ownership, and holding employees accountable.

  • Taking accountability for safety, quality, and efficiency through leadership, individual ownership and accountability, teamwork, and delegation.

  • Coaching, motivating, and mentoring the team to drive safe and efficient behaviors leading to positive outcomes.

  • Take ownership of training, and document training trackers and check sheets.

  • Taking corrective action measures as needed using critical and economic thinking, challenge processes, and team collaboration to resolve issues and drive innovation, efficiency, and safety excellence.



Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Experience in the Gypsum industry. Four years' experience is preferred.

  • Must be able and willing to work a rotating shift schedule. The schedule will include day, night, weekend, and holiday work hours. Shift schedules might change during employment.

  • Must make working safely the top priority, follow all plant safety policies, and enforce safe work p actices.

  • Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas.



What Will Put You Ahead

  • Knowledge of general safe work practices.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of a manufacturing department which include safety, quality, productivity, waste, training, development, and discipline.
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and the ability to learn various PC-based production reporting applications.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.