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Title:  Mechanical Supervisor

Requisition ID:  16994-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Maintenance Supervisor drives improved equipment reliability by ensuring all installations/repairs are completed with quality workmanship and per best maintenance practices.  The supervisor will assist with the development of solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. 


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

  • Ensures proper safety practices are followed.
  • Directs work assignments for approximately fifteen (15) hourly General Maintenance personnel.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Planners to ensure that all preventive maintenance activities are scheduled and completed.
  • Good communication skills, the ability to prioritize and assign resources in a fast-moving environment.
  • Initiates work orders and ensure work is performed in a safe manner.
  • Attends daily maintenance planning and coordination meetings to help prioritize scheduled work and efficiently handle “break-in” work as necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance and creative thinking during planning and coordination meetings to deliver the most cost-effective solutions to mechanical and instrumentation issues.
  • Prioritizes work to be performed by the General Mechanics; 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 mechanical 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 Paper Department maintenance personnel.  
  • Assists in development and execution of the Paper Department “outage” planning strategy.
  • Collaborates with Paper Department operators to understand operational issues as well as process and equipment opportunities.
  • Mentor and coach and help develop technical mastery of operations/maintenance personnel on fundamentals, skill development, scheduling, an all aspects of maintenance.



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.
  • Flexible work schedule



  • 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.

Required Skills


  • 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 team player and communicator



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing through Systems

Required Experience


  • 10-15 year’s mechanical maintenance experience in pulp/paper mill preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (Preventive and Predictive Maintenance) Programs.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


Nearest Major Market: Macon

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