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Mechanical Maintenance Execution Manager


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Position Title

Mechanical Maintenance Execution Manager



Pay Rate:

$134,900 - $179,900







Physical Location:

Mansfield Mill

1202 Hwy 509

Mansfield, LA 71052



The Job You Will Perform:

The Mechanical Maintenance Execution Manager reports to the Maintenance & Reliability Business Unit Manager at the Mansfield Mill. This individual manages the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering group, the Mechanical Reliability Champions, PdM FLL (Predictive First Line Leader), and has dotted line influence over the mechanical FLL’s across the Mill.

The Mechanical Maintenance Execution team is responsible for the safety and reliability of Mill mechanical equipment. This group ensures that all mechanical equipment has a proper maintenance strategy and work practices; developed and implemented, to prevent failures and ensure both safe and reliable operation. This includes fixed equipment such as pressure vessels, tanks and piping as well as dynamic equipment such as paper machines, rotating and hydraulic. 

The Mansfield Mill is a 5,000+ ton per day containerboard Mill with 3 paper machines, 3 continuous digesters, 3 secondary fiber plants and a utilities/chemical recovery complex. It currently operates with over 700 mill employees and 130 general presence contract maintenance employees in a results oriented environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manages performance, training and development of Mill Mechanical Maintenance Engineers – (PM1/PM2, PM3/Recycle, Pulp, Power, Recovery/Evaps), Mechanical Champions – (Rolls, Rotating Equipment, Lubrication, & Utilities Outage Coordinator), and PdM FLL.
  • Reduces unscheduled downtime caused by mechanical equipment failures.
  • Shares responsibility with area maintenance and process managers for the mill maintenance budget,
  • Ensures team understands and follow safety requirements for themselves and any contractors they may use to accomplish work.
  • Ensures equipment champions are in place and are improving maintenance and rebuild quality of mechanical equipment.
  • Ensures RCFA’s are being performed to a high standard on mechanical equipment failures and actions are implemented to eliminate these failures.
  • Ensures engineers support area MWS teams in the elimination of reliability incidents and the execution of maintenance work, including outages.
  • Stays current on company, insurance carrier, state/federal laws and other requirements that govern the maintenance and operating standards for mechanical equipment to ensure they are safe and reliable.
  • Ensures standards are documented, communicated and practiced to improve the safety, reliability, and maintenance quality of mechanical equipment.
  • Ensures inspection, preventive, and predictive maintenance plans are in place and being executed to eliminate failures of mechanical equipment.
  • Shares responsibility with Capital Manager to ensure facility capital plan is executed.
  • Functional management of mechanical precision maintenance trainers.
  • Ensures quality repairs are specified and managed for mechanical equipment.
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with company technology SME resources.




The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering: Mechanical focus preferred.
  • Minimum 7-10 years as engineer in heavy manufacturing industry. Preferably pulp and paper.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Outage management experience with budgets greater than $1 million.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral.
  • Willing to work weekend duty on a rotating basis and overtime on shutdowns or to meet goals. 


Leadership, Action Oriented, Functional/Technical Skills, Informing, Process Acumen, Customer Focus, Conflict Management, Directing Others, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Process Management, Project Management, Problem Solving, Managing & Measuring work.




The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & 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.


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 2021 were $19.4 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 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.
Mansfield  LA  71052

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 20, 2023

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