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Mill Reliability Leader


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.




The Mill Reliability Leader has overall responsibility for mill reliability improvement, asset integrity and preservation.  This includes management of the reliability engineering teams and Reliability GMS systems.    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


  • Provides 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.
  • Ensure engineers are knowledgeable of laws, recognized standards and company policies that govern mill equipment safety and operation and the applicable sections are followed.
  • Ensures inspection and repair processes are accomplished and documented so that mill equipment conforms to standards, company policies and governing laws/regulations to ensure safe, legal and reliable operation.
  • Develops and manages systems to maintain mill equipment records and standards.
  • Improves mill reliability through the disciplined application of the company GMS Reliability sub-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.
  • Selects, develops and manages performance of the individuals in the reliability improvement organization to meet objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains a recruitment and development strategy for reliability engineers.
  • Builds and maintains a 5-year maintenance repair plan that includes capital and expense budgets and 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 reliability and asset preservation engineers.
  • Develops and maintains 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.

PL will vary with experience



Required:   Minimum of 5 years of reliability and project engineering experience in a heavy manufacturing, plant maintenance and engineering organization.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in a paper mill is required. 

Preferred:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with a solid understanding of engineering and reliability fundamentals working with a contract maintenance organization is a plus.  Must have strong leadership skills, effective communication skills at all levels of the organization and excellent computer skills.

Competencies:  Building Effective Teams, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Action Oriented, Driving for Results, Organizational Skills, Managing and Measuring Work, Priority Setting, Planning, Timely Decision Making, Conflict Management, Motivating Others, Directing Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Managing Through Systems, Listening, Managerial Courage, Functional Technical Skills/Knowledge, Good Oral and Written Communication Skills




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. 


Orange, TX, US, 77632

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 24, 2021

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