Title:  Outage Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  20604-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Outage Project Engineer is a critical, leadership position responsible for the overall annual outage preparation and execution of the West Monroe Mill’s yearly outages.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the maintenance planners, maintenance superintendents, operations superintendents, engineering managers and vendors to develop detailed and accurate mill wide outage plans and schedules. 


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

  • Drive safety to Zero injuries and support mill transition to safety focused culture.
  • Develop long-term strategies aimed at creating detailed mill wide outage schedules.
  • As a leadership team representative, act as a change agent for developing a collaborative approach in working with all of the different departments to create accurate outage shutdown, execution and start up plans.
  • Develop a strategic mill wide action log plan to prepare all departments for annual outages.
  • Collaborate with operations, maintenance, mill engineers and capital engineers to develop accurate schedules that capture primary, secondary, and tertiary critical paths.
  • Develop a plan for identifying and tracking mill wide outage costs. 

Required Skills


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel software.
  • Working knowledge of a CMMS system preferably SAP.
  • Utilize SAP for the creation of task lists to assist in job planning.
  • Candor/Integrity; Assertive Leadership skills; Sense of Urgency; People skills including coaching, teaching, managing, and confronting; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Organized work practices and attention to detail; Self-discipline and the willingness to support colleagues unselfishly.


Required Experience


  • Skilled in utilization of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), preferably SAP.
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines on a continuous basis.
  • Able to convey a sense of urgency and drive to perform and deliver expected results to the organization.
  • Organized approach to work and ability to deal with multiple competing priorities to make appropriate decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a diverse team to achieve stretch goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • 15-20 years of engineering experience in pulp and paper preferred. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Problem Solving
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Managing through Systems

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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