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Maintenance Assistant Supervisor


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. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


The Assistant Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for managing a shift or team of maintenance hourly technicians, the compilation of reports & statistics related to key performance measures for the maintenance department, the planning process for maintenance projects and leading various EHS initiatives related to maintenance & environmental compliance under the direction of the facility Maintenance Supervisor. Also, coordinates daily purchasing, inventory, and work-order activities of the Maintenance Department.


  • May supervise a shift or team of maintenance hourly technicians.  Also fills in for maintenance supervisor as needed to manage the entire facility maintenance department.  
  • Manages the maintenance budget for the facility including running and reviewing SAP reports and maintaining a spreadsheet of YTD expenditures.
  • Utilizes systems, including KIWI and SAP, to track maintenance key performance measures, including: mechanical/electrical downtime, maintenance reliability indices, maintenance breakdowns, etc.
  • Manages the work order system and tracks work orders through completion. Compiles a report related to work order efficiency for the leadership team at the facility.
  • Conducts a weekly maintenance priority meeting with the maintenance and production leadership team at the facility to review the open notifications and work order backlog.   The purpose of this meeting is to plan and prioritize projects for the next 7 days and garner leadership support of these activities
  • 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
  • Works in conjunction with the Maintenance Supervisor and local leadership team to schedule predictive/preventative maintenance activities to keep all equipment in good working order.
  • Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, leads some Environmental Health & Safety initiatives in the facility including: air permitting, storm water compliance, HAZMAT, waste water compliance, roof maintenance, Infared inspections, compressed air management, cooling tower/chiller, air handlers, fire & safety system, inspections, contractor training, employee training, electrical, hot work, etc.
  • Responsible for the inventory/parts management of the facility’s store-room, including maintenance of inventory in the system (SAP), ensuring proper inventory levels are maintained, store-room organization, and kitting for projects.
  • Assists Maintenance Supervisor as needed in the development and management of capital projects and their implementation.
  • Manages and maintains a single, site-wide parts and tool inventory and coordinates and manages routine service contractors. 
  • Determines material needs for repairs, research options, obtain pricing, utilize the SAP system to create a requisition, and receive material in SAP upon receipt of invoices. 
  • Coordinate purchasing, inventory, and work order administration activities of the Maintenance Department. 
  • Source material available locally and will purchase needed material using a Pcard, maintain purchase records, and reconcile the P-card following corporate requirements.
  • Inspects all maintenance materials and services upon delivery to the Maintenance Department. 
  • Assists in ensuring proper plant receiving procedures are followed. 
  • Track equipment repair, building repair, or project costs using the SAP system or other available methods and report to management on a routine basis and as requested. 
  • In consultation with the respective manager, utilizes current site maintenance personnel to perform work before sourcing external contract services. This may be accomplished by using all maintenance resources from the site to address work anywhere across the site. Provides support in the areas of safety, maintenance, building security, housekeeping, grounds keeping, cost effectiveness, and promotes continuous improvement. 
  • Analyzes high maintenance cost centers and in consultation with the respective manager, implements solutions to reduce and improve the cost.
  • Work with vendors to consolidate purchases where cost savings can be derived
  • May manage work to be contracted out by planning the tasks to be completed, developing a scope of work, and contacting contractors for quotations. After review and acceptance of a bid, utilizes the SAP system to create a requisition and will release service entries upon completion of work and receipt of invoices.
  • Plans Routine Maintenance Tasks & Preventative Maintenance Events. 
  • Maintain a neat and orderly fashion for all catalogues, bulletins and technical information in the Maintenance Office, including drawings and blue prints, machine manuals, vendor catalogues and all other technical and non-technical information required to be in the Maintenance Department library.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager. 




Knowledge and Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED. College and/or related technical courses, preferred.
  • Able and willing to relocate within Texas and/or the DFW Metro plex area. Strongly preferred.
  • Solid Computer / System skill set is required.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Suite is required.   Prior experience utilizing SAP and/or KIWI is highly preferred
  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience and/or demonstrated situational leadership skills is required.
  • Prior mechanical, electrical and/or maintenance troubleshooting experience is required.   Corrugated experience is highly preferred. Administration of CBAs a plus.
  • Prior experience with predictive/preventative maintenance programs, inventory and capital project planning is highly preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively is required.
  • Flexible to work weekends and/or off shifts


  • Able and willing to work off shifts and weekends.
  • Key competencies required include:
    • Functional/Technical
    • Problem Solving
    • Action / Results Oriented
    • Priority Setting
    • Integrity and Trust
    • Perseverance




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.
Carrollton  TX  75006


Carrollton, TX, US, 75006

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jul 16, 2022

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