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First Line Leader E&I


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.

Global Cellulose Fibers – Georgia – Port Wentworth Mill – PL Range: 11-12, Compensation will be based on experience



As part of the Global Cellulose Fibers business with International Paper, the Port Wentworth mill produces pulp for paper and absorbent products.  It currently operates with approximately 315 employees in a high performance, results oriented environment.  Our innovative mill offers customers solutions in an ever-changing market.  We pride ourselves on flexibility.  We are located 20 minutes from historic and growing Savannah, GA.  With easy access to multiple beaches, excellent school systems and a vibrant cultural community, Savannah provides opportunities for the entire family.


The E&I First Line Leader is responsible for all aspects of electrical and instrumentation maintenance workflow, coordination, execution, and equipment reliability performance.  The E&I First Line Leader is expected to partner with different operating managers in each of the areas within the department, the Maintenance management team, other technical disciplines, planning, contracted maintenance, mill stores, project engineering, and reliability engineering functions to ensure high equipment availability, facility preservation, and overall reliable production that meets customer demands within budget.  This position reports to the E&I Area Maintenance Manager.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Safe execution of work and managing and leading others to work safely is an essential accountability.
  • Lead and manage safety of direct reports through both proven and innovative techniques.
  • Environmental excellence must be maintained. 
  • Maintain multi-million dollar critical equipment at world class availability.
  • Meet or beat financial and production targets in all measurement periods. Directly manage repair spending to meet budget.
  • Select, hire, and develop top technical and non-technical abilities in all direct reports.
  • Personally lead to achieve excellent teamwork with other disciplines, operations, and the mill lead team.
  • Serve in mill-wide leadership roles, such as reliability, basic care, and safety leadership teams.
  • Take weekend call rotation.



  • Proven safety record (individual performance and leadership)
  • 10 years electrical and instrumentation maintenance experience is required, including workflow, work execution, planning, and preventive/predictive maintenance:
    • Substantial knowledge of and experience maintaining electrical power distribution, motors, drives, instrumentation, PLC, and DCS systems required
    • Strong problem solving and decision making skills and experience on production equipment required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrated team leadership experience to achieve important results required.
  • The ability to influence people to achieve desired results is required.

Key Competencies:

Functional / Technical Skills, Customer Focus, Drive for Results, Managerial Courage, Managing Through Systems, Motivating Others, Building Effective Teams, Managing and Measuring Work, Priority Setting, 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. 


Port Wentworth, GA, US, 31407

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Aug 1, 2022

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