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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


Maintenance Manager



International Paper ( is the world’s largest paper and forest products company.  Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses.  International Paper is a Fortune 500 Company with operations around the globe.


We currently have an opening for a Maintenance Manager at our Garden City, KS location.  This facility manufactures packaging products for local and national customers.


The Maintenance Manager plans and leads the daily activities of the Maintenance Department in the areas of Safety, Quality, and Maintenance. This requires both a focus on leadership as well as the full utilization of information, procedures and methods to positively impact the materials, machines, internal and external customers of the facility. Maintenance Manager is responsible for monthly-yearly facility/maintenance expenses,  capital improvements and the 5 year capital strategy.

The Maintenance Manager ensures the safety and well being of ones self and all of the employees in the manufacturing facility. Identify areas where safety issues could arise and take measures to proactively address the concerns. Participate in weekly, monthly, semi annual and annual safety and environmental audits.  Actively participate on the plant’s Safety Committee. Actively supervises 10 employees in the everyday coordination, execution and planning of maintenance efforts. This includes coaching and training through hands on assistance and being available as needed 24 hours a day. Additionally, the expectation of the Maintenance Manager is to manage the efforts of maintenance team and to ensure minimal mechanical downtime.  Maintain a good working relationship with the plant management, supervisory staff and hourly employees. Maintain good housekeeping practices.  Continually communicate in a positive manner.  Conducts oneself in a manner that is reflective of the Company's policies on harassment, discrimination, etc. Actively pursues measures to reduce downtime on production equipment. Identifies opportunities and takes measures to reduce waste. Coordinates initiatives to reduce operating costs. Completes tasks in a timely and organized fashion.  Plans, schedules, monitors the timely completion of maintenance work orders. Attend workshops to enhance industry knowledge and the capabilities of the plant.

The Maintenance Maanger works with the maintenance staff to develop a Reliability Based program to proactively address equipment issues. Instill a TEAM concept in the work place. Take measures to eliminate manufacturing issues. Plans, schedules and monitors the timely completion of maintenance work orders. Attend workshops to enhance industry knowledge and the capabilities of the plant.


Requirements: Five or more years of Maintenance Manager experience in a manufacturing environment with proven skills in the areas of electrical, PLC, and computer-controlled equipment. Corrugated industry experience preferred. Experience in preventive and predictive maintenance methods. Demonstrated project management, planning, and organizational skills. Strong mechanical knowledge of manufacturing processes. Ability to identify root cause of problems and effectively initiate immediate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence. Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, analytical, communication skills. Knowledge of computerized maintenance and inventory control systems processes in SAP or similar enterprise software solutions. Working knowledge and ability to utilize personal computers and software. BS/BA in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering or similar technical discipline desired.


Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at




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.
Garden City  KS  67846


Garden City, KS, US, 67846

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jul 31, 2022

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