Title:  Maintenance Superintendent

Requisition ID:  2223

Waco, TX, US, 76712

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 Superintendent manages repair and maintenance of manufacturing facilities and equipment including; Installing, repairing, and maintaining mechanical and electronic equipment, tools, and instruments Installing, repairing, and maintaining manufacturing facilities infrastructure. Managing Maintenance cost and spend, by planning and prioritizing work orders and scheduling overall repair and maintenance activities to minimize production downtime and disruptions.

Provides overall maintenance leadership responsibility, technical direction, administrative management, and leadership to the maintenance supervisors, and skilled trades employees. Actively leads and participates in the plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement efforts, employee engagement, hourly team development, process productivity, efficiency and reliability, department financial performance to include cost management and annual budgeting, and capital planning for their area.  These Responsibilities will also include the direction of technical resources and process experts who support the business unit.


JOB DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES: include but are not limited to the following

  • Coordinate with Maintenance Supervisors and Planner Schedulers to ensure all PM’s are scheduled and completed;
  • Initiate work orders and actions to correct unsafe acts and conditions; attend maintenance planning and coordination meetings to help prioritize scheduled work and efficiently handle “break-in” work as necessary.
  • Provide technical assistance and creative thinking during planning and coordination of meetings to deliver the most cost-effective solutions to mechanical and EI issues;
  • Prioritize work to be performed by EI technicians and consult with Planner or Reliability Engineer on work to be contracted;
  • Work with Reliability group to ensure preventive maintenance programs or permanent electrical equipment modifications are put in place to address the “root causes” of downtime and quality issues.
  • Ensure safety best practices and policies are followed;
  • Ensure that plans, schedules, and materials are available to allow for work to be handled effectively and efficiently (daily and outages);(*GPI Maintenance Process)
  • Execute the development and completion of “outage” strategy and plan;
  • Collaborate with production operators to understand operational issues as well as process and equipment opportunities;(*MOPs-Maintenance & Operations Meetings)
  • Accountable for overall shift performance in accordance to established key performance indicator (KPI’s) to include safety, environmental compliance, housekeeping, quality and efficiency.  Takes necessary action to ensure goals are achieved in a team environment by leading or promoting problem solving and development of countermeasures that will prevent future reoccurrence.
  • Demonstrate unyielding use of Management Operating Systems (MOS). (*GPI Maintenance Process)
  • Demonstrate situational leadership in the implementation of problem-solving strategies and execution of key performance objectives in area of responsibility.
  • Establish and provide the operational expertise component of leading and managing our cultural change process, the strategic and forward-thinking capabilities in both the operational and human capital areas of the operation.
  • Determine training needs and administer appropriate training program for hourly employees in the areas of responsibility.
  • Establishing, sustaining, and improving work systems essential to ensuring plant operational reliability and sustainability. (*GPI Maintenance Process)
  • Working with Manufacturing Optimization organization and process engineering to implement sustainable cost reduction projects
  • Working with Reliability organization and process control implement sustainable reliability improvement projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or 5-10 years maintenance experience
  • Computer Maintenance Management Systems use and implementation (SAP a plus) 
  • Planning and Scheduling daily and annual outages
  • Preventative/Predicative/Precision Maintenance 


  • Proven 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 in the Pulp and Paper industry is a plus.
  • An expert level of knowledge is needed in equipment servicing, maintenance planning/scheduling, process control, and plant operation.
  • A solid /working knowledge in project management, industrial engineering, cost analysis and employee relations.
  • Strong interpersonal communications such as recommending, directing, and influencing.
  • Troubleshooting and Problem-solving skills


  • General schedule is an 8-10-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.  Must be willing to work as part of the weekend duty coverage schedule
  • On call nights and weekends for major department or significant mill-wide issues.
  • Infrequent 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.



  • Growth Mindset in Developing Talent and Teams and Continuous Improvement
  • Leadership Mindset in Enabling Performance and Engaging Employees
  • Strategic Mindset in delivering a High-Performance Organization
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge
  • Decision Quality and Problem Solving
  • Approachability and Listening
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Time Management

Nearest Major Market: Waco