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Reliability Improvement Manager


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Position Title

Reliability Improvement Manager



Pay Rate:

$122,000 – $178,000

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:

Mansfield Mill

1202 Highway 509

Mansfield, LA 71104




The Job You Will Perform:


The Reliability Improvement Manager reports to the Maintenance and Reliability Business Unit Manager. The RIM has responsibility for Mill Reliability improvement, asset integrity, and preservation. This includes management of the Equipment Care Engineering teams and Predictive Group. This manager ensures processes are in place that enable the Mill Maintenance organization to preserve the assets and these assets provide safe, legal, reliable, and efficient operation.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership that ensures a safe, productive, engaged organization.
  • Ensures individuals in the reliability organization and any of their contractors follow established mill safety rules and procedures.
  • Ensures engineers are knowledgeable of laws, recognized standards and company policies that govern mill equipment safety and operation and the applicable sections are followed.
  • Adequate inspection and repair processes are documented and accomplished so that mill equipment conforms to standards, company policies and governing laws/regulation to ensure safe, legal and reliable operation. 
  • Improves mill reliability through the disciplined application of the company GMS Elements.  Primary to this role is Equipment Care (BC, PM, PdM), Facility Preservation, Lubrication, Precision Practices (MPM, IEPM, EPD), RCFA, and Reliability Certification.
  • Ensures equipment maintenance strategies are developed and kept current based on most recent knowledge.
  • Selection, development, and performance management of the individuals in the reliability improvement organization to meet objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains a recruitment and development strategy for reliability engineers.
  • Shares responsibility with Mill Capital Manager for building and maintaining a 5-year maintenance capital plan that meets both mill and company objectives.
  • Shares responsibility with area managers and area maintenance managers for maintenance budget planning and control.
  • Support capital team in development and implementation of capital projects with technical support from engineers.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with other mill teams, business staff, company subject matter experts and any other people or organizations that may contribute to the achievement of objectives. 


The Skills You Will Bring:


A bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering is preferred with 10+ years of operations, maintenance, and/or engineering experience in a paper manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates have a high level of understanding of reliability principles, are knowledgeable in CMMS systems, competent in using Lean tools such as RCFA. Good communication skills (written and verbal) are required.

Key Competencies:

  • Influencing Others
  • Motivating Others
  • Action Oriented
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Organizing
  • Drive for Results
  • Command Skills



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement 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 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:  Jun 20, 2024

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