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Operations Maintenance Coordinator


Position Title:

Operations Maintenance Coordinator 




Pay Rate:

$91,500 – 122,000


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:

International Paper – Georgetown Mill

700 S Kaminski Street

Georgetown, SC 29440




The Job You Will Perform:

The OMC provides leadership and support to the Business Unit Manager, Area Process Managers and Maintenance Managers, First Line Leaders and operating crews to ensure continuity and efficiency of the operations and facilitate sound business decisions for the process areas. The Business Unit consists of hourly employees and salaried managers.  The OMC is the link between department production and maintenance units. They interact with mill operations, maintenance, and management personnel on a day-to-day basis while performing their duties.  This position works within the Business Unit and reports to the Production Business Unit Manager (BUM).

Daily Tasks:

The OMC will work closely with a variety of different areas throughout the mill including, but not limited to: operations, maintenance, technical, and management.

  • Coordinate and communicate with maintenance and  shift supervisors, APM, and BUM
  • Fill in for APM vacancy when needed
  • Serve on a weekend duty team for the Business Unit
  • Organize and provide support for routine and annual outage plan development and execution
  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results
  • Complete safety audits to ensure internal and external resources are complying with safe work practices and permitting requirements
  • Report and communicate safety and performance measurements against objectives
  • Lead the BU MWS team and drive effective, efficient maintenance execution for the department.
  • Conduct daily and weekly scheduling meetings as outlined in the workflow process
  • Deliver quality or better pacesetter level effectiveness from the MWS team
  • Participate as a member of a business unit; maintain strong relationships with other business unit personnel as well as operating and maintenance department leaders
  • Work with department operations and maintenance managers to prioritize maintenance work and communicate needs back through the maintenance organization
  • Understand and have working knowledge of the White Book requirements with regards to prioritizing maintenance work on routine and annual outages
  • Support the maintenance planner in detailed planning for daily, weekly and shutdown process
  • Utilize the management of change (MOC) process appropriately
  • Provide direct support for and participation in the mill’s structured cost reduction efforts/teams
  • Lead and deliver results through GMS based processes and systems
  • Manage the reliable operation of the Business Unit
  • Enforce corrective actions to address problems
  • Actively use and improve upon existing systems for managing daily operations, including development of standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Initiate, update and facilitate problem solving through trouble-cause-correction processes (TCC)
  • Understand and promote Manufacturing Excellence (ME) tools and processes; participate and lead ME improvement initiatives in the department
  • Lead and support 5S program for the department/area and drive improvement projects, audit systems, and excellent results
  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation
  • Implement systems to improve/sustain results
  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings
  • Facilitate the implementation of new procedures and controls required by the change in facilities, products, and corporate policies and procedures
  • Manage spending and checkbook for the area.

 The Skills You Will Bring:

Successful candidate should have the ability to:

  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety
  • Represent both company policy and direction, as well as actively advocate for crew/team needs and concerns
  • Quickly develop thorough knowledge of department and mill operations processes, equipment and systems
  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels
  • Approach positional responsibilities in an inclusive manner by engaging all team members in area, department, and mill
  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change
  • Work effectively alone or within a team
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or with teams
  • Maintain process knowledge and understanding of operations area
  • Make timely and effective decisions

Key Competencies

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


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 training and promotional opportunities within a global company


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.
Georgetown SC 29440

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Apr 22, 2024

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