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Central Services Planner


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Position Title

Central Services Planner



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

1750 IP Way

Orange, TX 77632



The Job You Will Perform:


The Orange Mill is currently seeking a Central Services Planner.  This position is responsible for the safe and efficient planning of work activities; planned, scheduled and emergency work assigned, code compliance, quality of workmanship, training, housekeeping and the documentation of maintenance activities in the central services area.  This includes the pipe fabrication shop, machine shop, rebuild shop, and automotive shop.  Objective is to reduce costs and increase productivity by continuously improving efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance work execution through work order planning, outage scheduling, and improvement in the MWS process.  The Central Services Planner reports to the Balance of Plant Area Maintenance Manager. 

Responsibilities include

  • Works with Production and Maintenance staff to plan and schedule the repair and PM of equipment and systems.
  • Coordinates and Prioritizes work by consulting with Operations and Maintenance staff, Engineers and EHS resources.
  • Work closely with Central Services FLL to ensure full weekly schedule is ready to execute, fulfill mill staffing needs through resource sharing and communication, and work to improve training and understanding of craftsmen and the MWS teams across the mill.
  • Assure scheduling of Safety Work Orders, safety awareness, safe work and compliance with safety rules and policies in all work performed by
  • Prepares monthly reports for reliability improvements, shop efficiency, and cost savings provided through central services.
  • Leadership, including workforce engagement, diversity, employee development and labor relations.
  • Communicate mill and department performance levels and standards to Craftsmen.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all field work is performed in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Keep current documentation on all equipment and maintain appropriate specifications.
  • Improve area reliability through the disciplined application of the MWS principles with a major focus on overall planning and scheduling quality.
  • Increase all area populations of Precision repair procedures, Job libraries and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Part of the Storeroom inventory team where you will participate in storeroom stocking and inventory reduction efforts and help to ensure all process are followed to ensure integrity of the stores parts.
  • Support mill 5S Efforts.
  • Archive reference materials/drawings/technical materials
  • Fulfill weekend duty team role for Maintenance
  • Participate and help drive Global Manufacturing Systems across mill
  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety 



The Skills You Will Bring:


Qualifications include

  • Pulp & Paper Mill Mechanical Maintenance Supervision experience preferred
  • Education:  High School Diploma required, post-secondary degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and MS Project
  • Utilize excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels


Key Competencies:

Building Effective Teams, Customer Focus, Managing Vision and Purpose, Business Acumen, People Development, Strategic Agility,  Action Oriented, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Organizing, Planning, Informing, Perseverance, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Drive For Results, Time Management, Managing Through Systems, Written Communications, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Listening, Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity, Functional/Technical Skills, Learning on the Fly , Self Development, Technical Learning



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 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.
Orange  TX  77632


Orange, TX, US, 77632

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 23, 2022

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