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Title:  Mgr., Maintenance Reliability (Mill)

Requisition ID:  18669-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Reliability Engineering Supervisor provides the technical expertise on all matters of reliability engineering, assessment, and monitoring for all process equipment. This position is responsible for carrying out reliability studies on existing equipment. The incumbent will also recommend needed improvements to Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering Management in the areas of equipment strategies and best practices for asset productivity. This is the "go to person" for all matters of equipment reliability. This position will also be focused on enhancing equipment reliability through analysis in addition to periodic first response, day-to-day trouble shooting of failed equipment.

  • Develop and implement equipment asset plans using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and other reliability techniques.
  • Develop recommendations for equipment repairs based on vibration data, oil analysis, thermography and PM findings.
  • Apply engineering theory and practice to perform physical failure analysis, determine root cause of equipment failures, and conduct equipment performance evaluations.
  • Analyze equipment trends & historical data to recommend and justify improvements to obtain lowest life cycle cost.
  • Determine how process variation and equipment operation can impact equipment reliability.
  • Promote consistency by standardizing equipment procedures & operations within area of responsibility.
  • Support capital projects by participating in setting equipment criteria and specifications to optimize equipment/system reliability and life cycle cost. Provide technical support for fabrication, installation, and start-up of new critical equipment.
  • Participate on production shutdown teams providing input into needed equipment inspection and repair procedures
  • Supervises and directs the Maintenance Controls Specialist, Predictive Maintenance Specialist and five union employees in their daily activities as part of the reliability engineering team, as well as 3rd party vibration group.


Required Skills

Functional Skills

  • Downtime data analysis techniques and statistical interpretation skills
  • Reliability analytical tools
  • Failure analysis including preservation of evidence techniques
  • Maintenance and reliability best practices including the work management process
  • Rotating equipment and alignment techniques
  • Fundamental Materials Science, including material selection and properties
  • Lubrication and the fundamentals of interpreting oil analysis results
  • Vibration analysis and interpretation of vibration analysis reports
  • Thermography analysis
  • Fundamentals of nondestructive testing, including thermography and ultrasound
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Engineering design standards and their application
  • Cost/Capital analysis and justification
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) specifically the elements of Mechanical Integrity, Operating Procedures, PSI, PHA, PSSR, and Compliance Audits

Mentor and Teacher

  • All Managers including the Site Manager

Required Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience (Mechanical Engineer Preferred)

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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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