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Maintenance Manager


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


The Job You Will Perform:

Responsible for planning and implementing predictive, preventative, and routine maintenance work on plant equipment.



  • Manage the maintenance budget for the facility, to include running and reviewing SAP reports and maintaining a running tally of expenditures
  • Train, develop, direct activities, and manage performance of maintenance staff
  • Utilize platforms, including KIWI and SAP, to track maintenance key performance measures, including mechanical/electrical downtime, maintenance reliability indices, maintenance breakdowns, etc. 
  • Manage the work order system and track work orders through completion. Compile and present efficiency reports
  • Conduct a weekly maintenance priority meeting with the maintenance and production leadership team at the facility to review the open notifications and work order backlog
  • Responsible for planning of maintenance projects including scheduling of personnel (employees and contractors), maintaining project budget, accessing machine manuals, ensuring needed parts are in inventory, working with production team to schedule time and ensuring work orders are in the system, updated and completed throughout the project
  • Schedule predictive/preventative maintenance activities to keep all equipment in good working order
  • Lead Environmental, Health, and Safety initiatives in the facility including: air permitting, storm water compliance, HAZMAT, waste water compliance, roof maintenance, infrared inspections, compressed air management, cooling tower/chiller, air handlers, fire & safety system, inspections, contractor training, employee training, electrical, hot work, etc. 
  • Maintain appropriate and accurate inventory levels 
  • Assist with capital project planning & implementation. Manage and document capital projects
  • Work with Operations to develop and maintain kitting processes for use throughout the manufacturing facility
  • Responsible for Machine Champion Process, to include a monthly review with machine champions of machine condition monitoring routes and backlog work orders. Review monthly machine center metrics with champions, to include kit & deliver opportunities and maintenance successes


The Skills You Will Bring: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Four years maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:
    • College and/or related technical courses
    • Five years experience in the corrugated box industry with heavy experience in electronics
    • Mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electricity
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Prior experience utilizing SAP, KIWI, ePAD and/or Unifier is highly preferred
  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience and/or demonstrated situational leadership skills
  • Ability to implement systems and procedures in the department
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed
  • Prior mechanical, electrical and/or maintenance troubleshooting experience is required. Corrugated experience is highly preferred
  • Prior experience with predictive/preventative maintenance programs, inventory and capital project planning is highly preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

Paid time off including vacation and holidays

401(k) plan with a company match

Medical and dental insurance

Education and development (including tuition reimbursement)

Life and disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training

Promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

​​​​​​​International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


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.
Carol Stream  IL  60188


Carol Stream, IL, US, 60188 STATE WIDE, IL, US, #

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 28, 2022

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