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Reliability Leader


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. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


Reliability Leader

Position Description:

The goal of the position is implementing and sustaining best practices in Maintenance and engaging the whole mill in equipment reliability efforts. The role includes leading RCFA efforts, chronic problem resolution, equipment care inspections and proactive reliability improvement utilizing the IP reliability element methodology. 

 This position reports to the Maintenance Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with managers and teams continuously developing and implementing reliability improvement processes
  • Promote high performance teamwork between Engineers, area Maintenance, and Operations. Gain and sustain understanding and alignment of maintenance improvement plans with area managers and technicians.
  • Manage equipment care inspections and optimization by using basic care and preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Serve as mill RCFA process champion. Ensure timely response to equipment failures with an organized RCFA when appropriate.  Ensure diligence to find true root causes and complete action items.
  • Reliability GMS Process Champion including element leader for Reliability Certification and RCFA.
  • Manage priorities and resources to systematically address chronic problems
  • Communicate widely and engage the entire organization for reliability improvement opportunities and suggestions.
  • Track reliability metrics through standard IP systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience of safe execution of work and influencing others to follow safe work practices.  Must hold safety as a core value and provide safety leadership
  • Work history of successfully leading people through influencing others to achieve desired results.  Must demonstrate positive leadership principles and a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Must have demonstrated career interest and capability for progressing to a Business Unit/Dept Manager level position in the future
  • Bachelors Degree in engineering and a minimum of 3-5 years of industrial maintenance and/or operations experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present to various levels of the organization
  • IP Reliability Maintenance Certification or Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional Certification desired 
  • High degree of computer and data handling skills including working knowledge of Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, SAP-PM and design and use of other electronic databases


Core Competencies Needed For Success:

Drive for Results, Organizing, Building Effective Teams, Functional/Technical Skills, Listening, Motivating Others, Informing, Managerial Courage, Problem Solving, Managing and Measuring Results, Priority Setting, Timely Decision Making, Peer Relationships




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.
Maysville  KY  41056


Maysville, KY, US, 41056 STATE WIDE, KY, US, #

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Dec 6, 2022

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