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Title:  Reliability Engineer I

Requisition ID:  16960-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary:

The Reliability/Planning Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on mechanical systems for operating units and equipment within the mill. This role maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, overall reliability, and operating cost of the mechanical systems.  The Reliability/Planning Engineer develops strategies to manage mill assets at peak performance, optimize lifetime return on investment, mitigate reliability risk, and support capital improvements in support of long-term sustainable performance. Field supervision and inspection of work. Project management and office administrative duties will be required in support of the functional area of assignment.  Incumbents are expected to exercise initiative and independence in implementing departmental policies, developing effective work processes, and solving operational problems.

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

  • Analyzes maintenance and reliability work practices to identify performance drivers. Works collaboratively with maintenance leadership on the design/reengineering of existing work processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness within established technical standards.
  • Maintains ownership, coordinates, and facilitates the established Tank Integrity Program by working with management, operations, contractors, and outside vendors.
  • Works with all relevant departments to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations adhering to the life cycle asset management process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
  • Research materials and concepts to advise and support technical issues influencing mechanical designs.
  • Design improvements for equipment/systems to improve overall reliability, availability, and predictability of production, improve process safety, and environmental performance including complex designs.
  • Identifies and recommends changes in existing instrumentation and controls and suggests changes in plans to meet operational or department requirements and regulations.
  • Performs equipment reliability analysis and recommends improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings.
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing an analysis of equipment trends, historical, and field data.
  • Study performance and reliability of existing equipment and establish programs and solutions for decreasing equipment downtime.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems to determine root causes and take corrective actions to resolve system failures.
  • Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM’s) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM’s) based on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Utilize predictive data (vibration reports, oil analysis, etc.) to set priority for outage work.
  • Assist and support maintenance department on extended downtime and planned outages.

Required Skills

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, operations, maintenance, and construction of mechanical systems.
  • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated technical, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance and reliability modeling concepts (Design Standards, RCFA, Maintenance Strategies)
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, and sketches
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of company personnel, customers, vendors, and visitors

Required Experience

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or construction engineering with 3 years related industrial maintenance experience or 7 years related industrial maintenance experience with a high school diploma.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Skills:


  • Skilled in the utilization of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), preferably SAP.
  • Skilled in the utilization of project planning software, preferably Microsoft Project.
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to work as a self-directed individual and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain change
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a workforce
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable in process safety programs including incident investigations, process hazard analysis, management of change, and mechanical integrity.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) applicable to maintenance and mechanical engineering in a paper, refining, petro-chemical, or manufacturing industry


Schedule Demands:


  • General schedule is an 8-10-hour M-F assignment, however, the employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends, and be punctual while doing so.
  • Periodic weekend-duty coverage for the maintenance department.
  • Occasional overnight travel includes flying, driving, riding, or by rail (up to 25%).


Physical Demands:


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional lifting items up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


Key Competencies:


  • Integrity and Trust
  • Drive for results
  • Problem Solving
  • Action Oriented
  • Priority Setting

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

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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