International Paper Mechanical Reliability Leader in FLINT RIVER MILL, Georgia

Mechanical Reliability Leader

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Function and Scope

Provide safe, high quality, cost-effective, technical support to Flint River Mill Maintenance/Reliability initiatives. Develop and implement comprehensive Reliability Centered Maintenance strategy within the area(s) assigned through actions that support achievement of mill goals, objectives, and key performance metrics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the area Operations and Maintenance staff to implement effective strategic maintenance initiatives that support achievement of reliability goals, objectives, key performance metrics, maintenance cost objectives, and capital projects execution.

  • Provide leadership and support to ensure Mechanical/Reliability program is in compliance with OSHA requirements and Company policies.

  • Ensure effective utilization and integrity of the computerized maintenance management system (SAP), including program and equipment upgrades, training, implementation, and modifications as needed to meet established goals and objectives.

  • Provide leadership and direction for planning, lubrication, and precision maintenance systems and disciplines in area(s) assigned.

  • Provide leadership and direction to area(s) PM/PDM programs, lead maintenance benchmarking activities, and implement and share Strategic Maintenance Performance Metrics to improve cost productivity, plant reliability, and achieve "World Class" maintenance excellence.

  • Provide systemic interventions to improve the overall reliability of all equipment, not just a gradual improvement one piece of equipment at a time. Utilize root cause failure analysis (RCFA) to improve overall reliability.

  • Provide specific training to technicians to eliminate Mechanical Reliability downtime and chronic issues.

  • Be able to achieve results through others and non-direct reports.

  • Provide visibility to mill for key Mechanical Reliability leading indicators.

  • Sets Precision Maintenance (equipment fits and tolerances/alignment/balancing) Program direction with Maintenance Management Mill Reliability Leader.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of effective programs for training employees

  • Ensure target, tolerance and test philosophy is a cultural value.

  • Actively support the planning effort for annual shutdown to include; job planning, job coordination, resource planning and financial management.

  • Build plan to eliminate unscheduled downtime and ensure the majority of maintenance is planned work.

  • Facilitate, plan and direct partial and mill-wide maintenance outages.

  • Project manager for Capital Projects and maintenance projects related to mechanical reliability.

  • Other duties, projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Prefer a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent professional work experience.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, PLC, and DCs.

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience.

  • Experience with reliability improvement systems, methods, and technologies.

  • Prefer RCFA, Lean and Six Sigma training certification.

  • Experience working with predictive and precision maintenance tools.

  • Experience and knowledge of maintenance planning and scheduling practices.

  • Prefer experience with SAP system.

  • Prefer additional Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Reliability certifications.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.