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Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Moses Lake, WA, US, 98837

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


We currently have an opening for a Maintenance Supervisor at our manufacturing facility located in Moses Lake, Washington.  This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.

The Maintenance Supervisor plans and leads the daily activities of the Maintenance Department in the areas of Safety, Quality, and Maintenance for the Moses Lake Facility. 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.

Key Functions:

  • Ensure the safety and well being of oneself 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
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the plant management, supervisory staff and hourly employees
  • Continually communicate in a positive manner
  • Conduct 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
  • Coordinate initiatives to reduce operating costs
  • Complete tasks in a timely and organized fashion
  • Work with the maintenance staff to develop a Reliability Based program to proactively address equipment issues
  • Instill a TEAM concept in the workplace
  • 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



  • Five or more years of maintenance leadership 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 and 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


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. 

Moses Lake WA 98837 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle