International Paper Reliability Engineer - Power in RED RIVER MILL, Louisiana

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Job Summary

International Paper currently has an opening for a Maintenance Reliability Mechanical Engineer (Red River Mill) in Campti, LA. Role reports to Manager Reliability. The role of the Maintenance Reliability Mechanical Engineer is to relentlessly improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of operating equipment and processes through technical and data-driven solutions.

Position Responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Drive Culture of Reliability that focuses on systems of MWS, Training, and Deliberate Improvement

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

  • Mentor and develop REACH engineers in Reliability roles.

  • Provide leadership and technical support to ensure structural integrity and equipment guarding programs are in compliance with OSHA requirements and Company policies.

  • Ensure effective utilization and integrity of the CMMS system (SAP) for sustaining effective maintenance practices and equipment improvements

  • Provide technical assistance and advice as necessary to aid in troubleshooting complex issues in manufacturing/reliability process.

  • Utilize FMEA to provide systemic improvements the overall reliability of equipment sets.

  • Utilize root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on mechanical equipment to eliminate failures.

  • Lead Deliberate Improvement Projects utilizing LEAN/Six Sigma principles to drive to 15% YOY Improvement in Constrained Area Downtime and 3% YOY Cost Reduction in Indirect Costs

  • Assume active role in developing effective technical training for mechanical technicians and FLLs

  • Support the planning effort for annual shutdown to include: complex job planning, job coordination, resource planning and financial management.

  • Provide technical support to Capital Projects and execution in assigned area(s).

  • Monitor effectiveness of predictive and preventative maintenance programs and drive improvement.


  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience – 3-5 years industrial work experience

  • Demonstrated Skills – Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain complex concepts to wide range of people

  • Good computer skills; SAP skills preferred

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task


Action Oriented; Timely Decision Making; Decision Quality; Organizing; Perseverance; Priority Setting; Problem Solving; Drive for Results; Time Management; Customer Focus; Integrity & Trust; Interpersonal; Savvy; Listening; Peer Relationships; Dealing with Ambiguity; Functional Technical Skills; Learning on the Fly; Self Development; Technical Learning

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

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