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Reliability Engineer


Position Title

Reliability/Maintenance Engineer


Pay Rate:

$87,600 - $116,800

Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

1785 Weyerhaeuser Rd.

Vanceboro, NC


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Be a role model and champion for an injury-free work place
  • Drive Culture of Reliability that focuses on systems of Manufacturing Work Systems, Training and Deliberate Improvement. 
  • Analyze chronic equipment failures and high maintenance/cost equipment.  Utilize root cause failure analysis on mechanical equipment failures. 
  • Develop and implement solutions to prevent repeat failures.
  • Analyze maintenance-related downtime weekly to fully understand the source of the downtime and ensure appropriate level of response is taken to eliminate repeat issues.
  • Provide technical “go to” support in solving day-to-day production and maintenance problems
  • Champion the preventive and predictive maintenance programs
  • Maintain Mechanical Integrity program and procedures for Process Safety Management
  • Provide input to area maintenance budgets for major maintenance items and optimizations
  • Analyze financial service cost vs. target and address equipment not delivering targeted cost performance.
  • Develop long term maintenance plan for rotating equipment, rebuilds and major maintenance
  • Estimate, plan and manage maintenance projects to budget for routine work, quarterly outages and major outages.
  • Provide capital and expense project design, development and execution
  • Provide contractor work management and coordination for routine and major shutdown jobs per mill standards using best engineering practices
  • Ensure effective utilization and integrity of the CMMS system (SAP) for sustaining effective maintenance practices and equipment improvements


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS (minimum) in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering or 5-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of Engineering experience in continuous process industry preferably kraft pulp manufacturing
  • Knowledge and experience in Maintenance Best Practices
  • Working knowledge of ASME, NBIC and API codes and OSHA regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of rotating equipment, pressure vessels, piping systems, and atmospheric storage tanks
  • Use of precision measurement tools and assembly techniques
  • Able to teach others
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work within a diverse organization
  • Able to work in a high-performance team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and planning skills, facilitations skills, and the ability to achieve results through others
  • Good computer skills, SAP skills preferred
  • Willingness to work extended hours, particularly during scheduled outages
  • Competencies
    • Action Oriented
    • Timely Decision Making
    • Perseverance
    • Priority Setting
    • Time Management
    • Peer Relationships
    • Learning on the Fly
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Drive for results
    • Problem Solving
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Technical & functional skills
    • Planning
    • Organizing


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

This position provides leadership training and promotional opportunities within a global company.


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 125 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. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and 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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalP.

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Vanceboro, NC, US, 28586

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 11, 2023

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