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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Power

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Vicksburg, MS, US, 39156

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.



The Maintenance First Line Leader manages the daily activities of the mechanical maintenance crew in power/recovery to ensure the safe, effective, efficient, continuous operation through maintenance and repair of assigned facilities and equipment.


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Utilize the Manufacturing Work System (MWS) process
  • Implement and sustain 5S
  • Effectively manage available resources on daily basis through efficient planning and scheduling activities
  • Continually assess training needs of crew members in order to provide learning opportunities
  • Respond appropriately to off-shift, off-day and maintenance shift problems
  • Manage overtime at or less than mill goal
  • Communicate appropriately to ensure operations is knowledgeable of maintenance activities through the daily and weekly planning meetings
  • Ensure daily schedule and weekly plans are posted
  • Work with operating departments to maintain optimum operating conditions and working relations.
  • Utilize maintenance metrics to achieve crew goals
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) process
  • Promoting integrated work between mechanical and electrical craftspeople
  • Utilize SAP Preventive Maintenance (PM) reporting to improve and update work procedures and preventive maintenance activities




  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or 5+ years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Maintenance experience in the paper industry strongly preferred
  • 3 years Supervisory experience necessary
  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects
  • Proficient with Microsoft and SAP Preventive Maintenance Applications
  • Active learner and ability to develop direct reports
  • Self motivated and goal-oriented team player


Key Competencies:

  • Experienced leader with supervisory skills and strong technical knowledge of maintenance and reliability principles
  • Maintenance planning
  • Strong communication skills (Written and Oral)
  • Priority setting
  • Influencing Others
  • Motivating Others
  • Action Oriented
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Organizing
  • Drive for Results
  • Command Skills


PL 11-13, varies based on experience level.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi