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Title:  E&I Maintenance Planner (Paper)

Requisition ID:  15844-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  Negligible


The Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor/Planner (E&I) will be assigned to the Maintenance Group in the Augusta Mill and will report directly to the Assistant Superintendent E&I. The position will be responsible for the planning, scheduling and supervision of all E&I maintenance in the designated department. In addition, this position receives and reviews each work order for completeness, validity of the priority, clarity and accuracy of information. Other activities include estimating E&I maintenance jobs by showing sequence of steps, number of craftsperson man-hours and materials required. The position also plans, and schedules mill maintenance including daily and annual downtime and drives improved equipment reliability by ensuring all installations/repairs are completed with quality workmanship and per best maintenance practices. The supervisor / Planner will assist with the development of solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following. 

 Partners with Operations, Maintenance teams and Engineering to ensure efficient planning and coordination of E&I maintenance work.

  • Responsible for daily and annual outage maintenance planning in designated area.
  • Daily effective communication with hourly and salaried maintenance personnel.
  • Directs contractors and ensures compliance with safety and quality requirements.
  • Effectively maintain planned work order backlog to ensure it is greater than two weeks within regular work hours.
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials and Preventive Maintenance checks.
  • Ensures contracted Preventive Maintenance checks and mill Preventive Maintenance checks are recorded.
  • Ensures all Preventive Maintenance checks are presented to the Maintenance Operation Protocol team for scheduling.
  • Participates in Maintenance weekend duty rotation.
  • Ensures that proper safety practices are followed.
  • Directs responsibility for hourly Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance personnel. Coordinates with Maintenance Planners to ensure that all preventive maintenance activities are scheduled and completed.
  • Initiates work orders and actions to correct unsafe conditions.
  • Attends daily maintenance planning and coordination meetings to help prioritize scheduled work and efficiently handle “break-in” work as necessary.
  • Provides Electrical and Instrumentation technical assistance and creative thinking during planning and coordination meetings to deliver the most cost-effective solutions to electrical and instrumentation issues.
  • Prioritizes work to be performed by Electrical and Instrumentation personnel; consulting with Reliability/Planning Engineers on work to be contracted to outside services.
  • Works with reliability group to ensure that downtime preventive maintenance programs or permanent E&I equipment modifications are put in place to address the “root cause(s)” of downtime and quality issues.
  • Schedules work assignments, vacations, and address other personnel issues for E&I maintenance personnel.
  • Assists in development and execution of “outage” planning strategy.
  • Collaborates with department operators to understand operational issues as well as process and equipment opportunities.
  • Mentor and coach operations/maintenance personnel on the technical fundamentals as appropriate.

Required Skills


  • 3-5 years of E&I maintenance planning / supervision experience preferred.
  • 5 years of maintenance experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of reliability concepts and application
  • Ability to read schematics.
  • Proficient in SAP, Microsoft Projects and Microsoft Office.


  • High School diploma or GED, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, electrical engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Leadership or supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Required Experience


  • Skilled in utilization of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), preferably SAP.
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines on a continuous basis.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Project, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to estimate man-hours and costs for maintenance work.
  • Strong leader and team player and communicator.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Use of ladders and stairs in the mill environment.


  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Managing Through Systems
  • Delegation
  • Results Oriented
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving

 At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. 

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. 

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

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Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster

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