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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. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


Position Responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Drive Culture of Reliability that focuses on systems of MWS, Training, and Deliberate Improvement
  • Work with the area Operations, Maintenance and Capital groups to implement effective strategic maintenance initiatives that support achievement of reliability goals and objectives, key performance metrics, maintenance cost objectives, and capital projects execution.
  • Mentor and develop engineers in Reliability roles.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to ensure programs are in compliance with OSHA requirements and Company policies.
  • Ensure effective utilization and integrity of the CMMS system (SAP) for sustaining effective maintenance practices and equipment improvements
  • Provide technical assistance and advice as necessary to aid in troubleshooting complex issues in manufacturing/reliability process.
  • Utilize FMEA to provide systemic improvements the overall reliability of equipment sets.
  • Utilize root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on mechanical equipment to eliminate failures.
  • Lead Deliberate Improvement Projects  to drive to 15% YOY Improvement in Constrained Area Downtime and 3% YOY Cost Reduction in Indirect Costs
  • Support the planning effort for annual shutdown to include:   complex job planning, job coordination, resource planning and financial management.
  • Provide technical support to Capital Projects and execution in assigned area(s).
  • Monitor effectiveness of predictive and preventative maintenance programs and drive improvement.
  • Management of appropriate REACH resources



  • BS Degree - preferred in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience – 3-5 years industrial work experience:
    • Driving sustainable long term improvements
    • Project management experience
    • Experience leading RCFAs, FMEAs and improvement projects
    • Experience analyzing process data from Historian (PI/ ParcView)
    • Technical experience in the following:
      • Failure analysis of mechanical equipment
      • Proficiency with Predictive Maintenance Technologies
      • Understanding of Reliability-Centered Maintenance principles for developing Equipment Care strategies
      • Experience with large machine hydraulic systems.
  • Demonstrated Skills – Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain complex concepts to wide range of people
  • Languages (with Skill Level) – Good command of English language
  • Good computer skills;  SAP skills preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task



Action Oriented; Timely Decision Making; Decision Quality; Organizing; Perseverance; Priority Setting; Problem Solving; Drive for Results; Time Management; Customer Focus; Integrity & Trust; Interpersonal; Savvy; Listening; Peer Relationships; Dealing with Ambiguity; Functional Technical Skills; Learning on the Fly; Self Development; Technical Learning



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.
Vanceboro  NC  28586


Vanceboro, NC, US, 28586

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 21, 2022

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