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Title:  Reliability Engineer Manager

Requisition ID:  18572-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  Up to 25%

The Reliability Maintenance Manager is a self-directed salaried person working as a specialist advocating for reliability improvement through the application of Precision Maintenance practices.  The Reliability Manager will develop and manage a program to identify asset reliability risks and manage asset failure prevention.  The Manager will oversee and play a key role in improving overall reliability and reducing unscheduled downtime which is critical to the success of the mill.

In this role, the Manager will educate mill personnel, share knowledge, supervise, and mentor the workforce in Reliability Practices.  They will provide expert leadership and direction to engineers and contractors.  This individual will continually foster a Precision Practices culture by serving as a subject matter expert to the mill, providing QA/QC support, and networking with other precision practices trainers and SMEs enterprise wide.

Our goal at Graphic Packaging is to continually employ the highest level of educated and thoroughly trained persons, this role is imperative to achieve that goal.


Required Skills


  • Manage and lead the activities of the Reliability Team to ensure process safety, safety, environmental, reliability, and cost goals of the Mill are achieved.
  • Champion initiatives, projects, and programs that support Mill vision
  • Utilize sound human relations and communications skills to provide development of direct reports and motivation of staff resulting in a reliable and competent work force
  • Interview candidates, determine development needs, evaluate performance for compensation, and address personnel issues including training, coaching, mentoring, and disciplining of subordinates
  • Ensure process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by supporting process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, and providing technical assistance for work scope development and assessment of reliability impacts on equipment
  • Provides engineering and reliability technical assistance for all rotating equipment and associated systems, fixed equipment and piping systems, instrumentation and safety shutdown systems, and electrical power distribution systems
  • Champion ownership of all equipment related guidelines and adoption of engineering best practices for paper industry.  Develop and ensure compliance for engineering practices and standards as required
  • Champion Mechanical Integrity program including administrator of all associated inspection and quality assurance activities related to mechanical integrity.
  • Establishes the predictive and preventive maintenance program for reliability of critical and essential equipment
  • Implement vendor qualification process for evaluating outside service contractors and for qualification suppliers of parts and equipment
  • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through active participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing support during commissioning of equipment, shutdown/startup, and outage timeframe
  • Oversee capital project development, define project scopes consistent with design for reliability concepts, identify business drivers, complete project estimates, and conduct detailed economic analysis to determine feasibility, and support design and construction.  Assure quality technical input throughout all project execution phases
  • Review projects and correspondence for technical accuracy and clarity and deliver presentations as required to support project updates, justification, and explanation
  • Drive continuous improvement using metrics and benchmarking to validate performance and by understanding root causes of failures.  Establish reliability goals, communicate status and gaps compared to goals these goals, and forecast progress.
  • Lead reliability-related site assessments, incident and equipment investigations and overall schedule (Mechanical Integrity, Equipment Strategies).  Support non-reliability site assessments (Process Safety, outage plan reviews, project constructability reviews)   
  • Develop and implement long range plans to ensure long term reliability, availability, predictability, and overall profitability of the Mill. 
  • Develops and manages the reliability operating and capital project budgets and supports other departments with developing equipment spending plans.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and running more than one project simultaneously, set aggressive but realistic schedules, able to balance supervisory responsibilities along with engineering support as needed

Other duties as assigned

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related engineering or technical field
  • Five (5) years of experience in manufacturing preferably in paper industry
  • Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory/management role
  • Demonstrated experience in equipment reliability and mechanical integrity including rotating equipment, fixed equipment, instrumentation, and electrical equipment.
  • Knowledgeable and demonstrated fluency in reliability centered processes (Design Standards, RCFA, Maintenance Strategies)
  • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures
  • Knowledgeable in process safety programs including incident investigations, process hazard analysis, management of change, and mechanical integrity.
  • Proven ability to lead, influence, and mentor staff and staff not under direct supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Proficient in utilizing computer and Microsoft Office applications including MS Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Solid verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to lead diverse organizations
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
  • Ability to work independently as self-starter and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experienced in managing in a union environment - preferred
  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to dynamic situations
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

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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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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