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Machine Operations Maintenance Coordinator

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Port Wentworth, GA, US, 31407

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.


About Us:

As part of the Global Cellulose Fibers business with International Paper, the Port Wentworth mill produces pulp for paper, for absorbent products, and makes specialty dissolving grade pulps  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. 


Position Description:

The Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC) role is to provide leadership and support to Business Unit Manager, first line leaders and operating crews to ensure continuity of operations especially in regards to maintenance execution. The OMC is responsible for coordinating maintenance activities with operations.   This positions works closely with Machine Process Area Owner (APM). The OMC Machine reports to the Machine Business Unit Manager. 


Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Manufacturing Work Systems (MWS) team for effectiveness in reliability metrics
  • Drive efforts to proactively incorporate the following elements into the daily/weekly Process Area MWS process:  Basic Care, Preventative Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, RCFA, Precision Maintenance, IEPM, Lubrication, and Facility Preservation.
  • Work directly with Business Unit Manager to coordinate their area, both routine and annual outages.
  • Works with maintenance staff to determine ways to assure and improve the reliability of equipment and systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with Plant Rules, SOPs and Corporate Policies and Requirements.
  • Provide support to the Pulp Machine Business Unit Manager with regards to safety, environmental, quality, production, cost and people to exceed targeted goals
  • Review the complete area backlog weekly with maintenance supervisors to update priorities, and complete or develop a work schedule for the following week
  • Act as a liaison between maintenance and the Pulp Machine operating department
  • Empower employees and lead the implementation of processes and systems designed to stabilize and improve the manufacturing process
  • Driving the manufacturing work systems within the department on a daily basis and improving reliability for the long run



  • B.S. degree in Science or Engineering preferred. Candidates with equivalent experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated leadership skills combined with technical knowledge and operations experience in pulp and paper manufacturing processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral) with proven ability to coach, educate and motivate.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience in pulp and paper preferred.
  • Experience as a First Line Leader a plus.
  • Candidate must also have a basic understanding of how maintenance activities are managed through SAP including how a work request is created, planned, scheduled, and executed.
  • Candidate must have a solid understanding of area operations. This includes key understandings of the critical parameters that impact safety, environmental, costs, quality, and customers.
  • A qualified candidate will possess the skill set to fill in for the Area Manager as needed.


Key Competencies:

  • Command Skills
  • Planning
  • Action Oriented
  • Organizational Skills
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Priority Setting
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Conflict Management
  • Working Through Systems



Nearest Major Market: Savannah

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