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Maintenance Manufacturing Management Associate

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, US, 80033

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.


We currently have openings for Maintenance Manufacturing Management Associates at our manufacturing plants in the United States.   These facilities manufacture corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.  


Our current openings are located in:


Exeter, CA                             White Bear Lake, MN

Portland, OR                         Beltline, TX

Wheat Ridge , Co                  San Antonio, TX

Aurora, IL                             Plant City, FL

Binghamton, NY                   Russellville, AR

Crawfordsville, IN



We are looking for motivated individuals who have 2 to 5 years of experience performing in a supervisory role within an industrial environment.  These individuals must embrace a desire to grow their career with a world class manufacturing company.  This position is intended to expand an individual’s knowledge and skills through a variety of hands on maintenance, manufacturing and general business experiences, while developing future leaders for the company.  Experience with SAP Enterprise software is a plus.


As a managerial level position, the successful candidate will begin with appropriate experiences, assignments and projects.  Upon successful integration with the company and understanding of the industry and business segment, the Maintenance Manufacturing Management Associate will be expected to take on more complex projects in support of the business.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of technicians, responsible to conduct one to one feedback sessions and creation of individual developmental training plans
  • Oversee timely, effective and reliable equipment repairs and modifications to increase production and reduce unscheduled machine downtime.
  • Maintains adequate inventories of spare parts and purchase materials while controlling monetary budget funds
  • Display competent abilities to interact successfully with other departments, i.e. customer service, planning, scheduling, EHS, front line leaders, as well as other managerial and administrative functions
  • Develop knowledge of key manufacturing metrics and their impacts on the business; Seek opportunities to enhance performance to meet or exceed best in class goals
  • Leading special projects and development of solutions related to safety, process improvement, quality, capacity balance, workflow, planning and scheduling
  • Continue to develop and improve safety systems to include ownership, communication, training, recognition, safety audits and behavioral based safety practices
  • Work with front line team leaders and operating teams to ensure continuous improvement through manufacturing reliability tools
  • Implementation of standard division systems and tools to accomplish operating objectives.
  • Assist in plant operations, troubleshooting, process improvement, and equipment upgrades to achieve facility objectives
  • Coach and train employees on process improvement and the impact on business results
  • Actively participate in leadership development opportunities as presented


  • Initiate and/or maintain a cost-effective preventive maintenance program and implement quality improvement and cost reduction ideas
  • Contact and work with vendors and subcontractors to achieve desired results



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience with a manufacturing company.   Candidates with experiences managing manufacturing teams and a knowledge of maintenance systems are preferred   Successful candidates will have process management skills, a drive for results, command skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, leadership skills, communication skills, computer skills and the ability to work in a team environment.  

Candidate’s ability to relocate is required.


Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.  This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.


Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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