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Title:  Mgr. III, Plant Engineering

Requisition ID:  5855-159
Location: 

Clarksville, TN, US, 37040

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  Up to 25%
Pay Grade:  E5

The Maintenance Manager role is responsible for the safety, employee engagement, productivity, quality, and customer service associated with a multi-shift Maintenance operation. He/she is responsible for managing the daily operation of this department, ensuring efficiencies and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards.

  • Work directly with and manage a supervisor with responsibility for a workforce of approximately 6 /- employees per shift.
  • Ensure achievement of safety goals through developing and supporting a culture of following defined safety procedures, encouraging involvement, following up on safety concerns, and modeling proper safe behaviors. Partner directly with HSE, as needed, to ensure adherence to safety and environmental standards.
  • Ensure desired level of employee engagement within the Maintenance department.  This includes developing and supporting a culture of listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable for undesirable behaviors.
  • Ensure achievement of quality goals, ensuring employees are properly trained on quality standards, and following proper quality procedures. Partner directly with QA, as needed to ensure adherence to customer quality standards.
  • Ensure achievement of productivity goals by establishing and communicating clear objectives, providing requisite resources to direct reports, engaging the workforce and setting appropriate priorities / monitoring progress.
  • Develop and support a culture focused on continuous improvement, waste reduction and optimal throughput, working closely with Reliability team and with production, warehousing and distribution department management on projects and process improvement opportunities.
  • Develop, implement, improve and manage new and existing predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance programs.
  • Use maintenance disciplines in the development and application of reliability engineering, root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of equipment and processes.
  • Develop, implement and sustain reliability best practices to reduce unscheduled maintenance downtime and costs.
  • Report savings resulting from maintenance excellence initiatives. Develop maintenance benchmarking metrics.
  • Analyze downtime to identify chronic/sporadic failures and lead reliability improvement efforts.
  • Assist in development and execution of overall Maintenance department budget.
  • Effectively communicate both up and down the organization on key issues (e.g. performance reviews, 1-on-1’s, safety meetings, overtime plans, monthly business results, etc.)
  • Evaluate direct report job performance and recommends appropriate personnel action.
  • Administer, communicate and interpret work procedures and company policies.
  • Provides direct reports with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving issues or submits unsettled disputes to management.
  • Share in the obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • 5-7 years of supervisory experience working in Operations or Maintenance.
  • Experience leading preventative/predicative/precision maintenance programs.
  • Experience in maintenance planning and scheduling.
  • Reliability Engineering experience, preferred.

Required Experience






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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


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.