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Reliability Engineer


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


Reliability Engineer (Electrical)

A Reliability Engineer’s role is vital to the improvement of equipment and process reliability.  Reliability engineering is the enhancement of traditional maintenance engineering with a portion of process engineering to eliminate equipment and system failures.  A successful reliability engineer will be able to interact with all parts of the organization.  They must work hand in hand with Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering.  A successful candidate must have a passion for continuous improvement and drive to resolve problems.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Planning & executing annual EPD maintenance across the mill
  • Equipment Reliability Strategy (FMEA Process).
  • Criticalities Assessment Owner: lead development effort and keep criticalities current.
  • Owns maintenance strategy:  Reliability Engineers are responsible for defining, developing, administering, and refining the EI portion of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance equipment care programs.
  • Champion Asset Class Management in area: Establish cradle to grave strategy for critical equipment types.
  • Support Core teams: help resolve technical issues or repair procedures as required. In addition, coach maintenance FLLs as needed and participate in MWS. Reliability Oversight of; EPD, Precision Motor Program, IEPM.
  • Failure Elimination: Participate in area P/CF’s.
  • RCFA Facilitation: Champion use of RCFA and lead EI RCFA’s. Ensure engagement of workforce, proper root causes identified, and action items are completed.
  • Coordinate priorities with operations.
  • MWS Work participation: participate in prioritizing mill EI work orders; ensure Indirect Work Order / Management of Change identified as required; ensure proper preventive maintenance shutdown work is completed; annual outage work.
  • Lead EI maintenance projects. Be involved in the planning and creation of new projects.
  • Facility Plan Development: maintain EI 5yr repair plan for mill
  • Participate in Capital Plan development. Champion the element of "Design for Reliability".
  • Be an advocate for Reliable Methods and QA\QC compliance. Support creation and proper compliance.


  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience at manufacturing facility
  • Strong technical and maintenance background with electrical power distribution experience
  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects
  • Proficient with Microsoft and SAP PM Applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills with ability to interact at all levels

 Key Competencies:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Command Skills
  • Electrical Aptitude
  • Managerial Courage
  • Organizational 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.
Springfield  OR  97478


Springfield, OR, US, 97478

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 7, 2022

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