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Maintenance Mechanical Front-Line Leader


Position Title: 

Maintenance Mechanical Front-Line Leader


Pay Rate:

$104,100 – 115,700

Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-time

Physical Location:

4335 Carson Road

Columbus, MS 39701

The Job You Will Perform:

  • Be a role model and champion for an injury-free work place and promote safety and excellence in all areas of influence.
  • Responsible for leading process safety improvements through personal commitment and other safety programs.
  • Manage daily area maintenance decisions, to include staffing, work prioritization and spending.
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, and execution of mechanical maintenance in the area, including quarterly outages, and annual outage.
  • Lead a ten-person team of mechanical technicians to execute routine and break-in maintenance work.
  • Point of contact for coordinating and executing unscheduled maintenance work.
  • Supervise contractors in area when work load exceeds team’s capabilities.
  • Responsible for gaining commitment and motivating employees toward a common goal in a non-union team environment.
  • Enables the mechanical crew to work safely and efficiently through training, monitoring, and continuous coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure effective communication between the maintenance team and other mill teams.
  • Responsible for work execution within department and the overall effectiveness of the notification and work order system.
  • Responsible for effective participation with the MWS team, and creates daily/weekly schedule and executes priority of work.
  • Manage all work for area of responsibility including contract work, ensure proper staffing, communicate job progress, and ensure proper follow up until successful completion.
  • Lead problem solving, troubleshoot issues, and initiate the acquisition of additional resources as appropriate.
  • Responsible for conducting performance reviews and effective one to ones with team members.
  • Lead the mill’s Growth and Development System for the area to ensure proper skill development for individual and team.
  • Effectively and efficiently manages crew work hours through Work Brain.
  • Promotes reliability efforts, precision maintenance practices and standards, and root cause analysis.

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prefer a minimum of five (5) years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry is preferred.
  • Experience leading troubleshooting and maintenance activities in a manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of industrial safety procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to lead in a high-performance team environment and get work done through others.
  • Ability to collaborate with peers and work well work others.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with SAP and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good decision-making, judgement and outstanding interpersonal skills are required.
  • High degree of organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill.
  • Ability to interpret maintenance manuals, functional specifications and engineering drawings.
  • Working knowledge of equipment, trades skills, work execution, and reporting.
  • This position requires working extended hours often and with short notice, a strong sense of ownership and urgency, motivation and innovation, clearly visible leadership skills.
  • Proficient in Work Brain and time entry.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Promotional Opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, 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. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:

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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.

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Columbus, MS, US, 39703

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Apr 16, 2024

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