Title:  Maintenance Manager

Requisition ID:  3359

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Maintenance Manager provides overall maintenance leadership responsibility, technical direction, administrative management, and leadership to the maintenance team. Actively leads and participates in the plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement efforts.


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

  • Works closely to communicate with the operational leader
  • Provide direct supervision, technical direction, administrative management, and leadership in maintenance for the department.
  • Responsible for the management of equipment and maintenance.
  • Supports maintenance and capital program maximizing asset reliability, uptime, and cost effectiveness with available resources.
  • Provides support for the facility and equipment needs including capital and major repairs.
  • Supports predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance programs.
  • Uses other maintenance disciplines in the development and application of reliability engineering, root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of equipment and processes.
  • Coaches and develops training plans for hourly maintenance employees.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.




  • Computer Maintenance Management Systems use and implementation (SAP a plus)
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Preventative/Predicative/Precision Maintenance



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or 5-10 years maintenance experience


  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements.
  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Previous environmental experience is a plus.
  • An expert level of knowledge is needed in equipment servicing, maintenance planning/scheduling, process control, and stream/power operation. A solid /working knowledge is required in project management, industrial engineering, and cost analysis and employee relations. Also, strong interpersonal communications such as recommending, directing, and influencing in a union work force.
  • Troubleshooting skills


  • General schedule is a M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.




  • 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.



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



Salary Min:   $79,740.00

Salary Mid:   $106,290.00

Salary Max:  $132,840.00


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


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