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Title:  Supt., Maintenance IV

Requisition ID:  17473-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Superintendent – Maintenance provides leadership and direction to maintenance department to ensure all Mill goals are accomplished to the best possible results. This role focuses on safety, environmental, production, quality, and overall equipment reliability. The Superintendent – Maintenance is accountable for managing and coordinating all assigned personnel.  This position is responsible for either the execution of work based on the schedule or the planning & scheduling functions.  This position is key in promoting a culture focused on safe, environmentally compliant, and reliability centered operations.  As such is responsible to drive implementation and continuous improvement of established procedures and practices and champion initiatives. 

Required Skills

Job Accountabilities

  • Manage and lead the activities of the Maintenance Team (either craft workforce or planners/schedulers) to ensure process safety, safety, environmental, reliability, and cost goals of the refinery are achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, procedures and objectives and as well as acts, and regulations and the commitment to achieving a safe work environment through behavioral based safety leadership
  • Implement and manage the environmental requirements ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and rules
  • 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, and address personnel issues including training, coaching, mentoring and disciplining of  subordinates
  • Supervise, coach and mentor maintenance supervisors and planners/schedulers on maintenance priorities and schedules, policies and procedures, employee relations and work activities
  • Ensure proper training of technicians and specialists, proper documentation is provided for the timely completion of work, and all necessary tools are available and in good working order
  • Direct, supervise and provide technical guidance for plant maintenance work activities to keep plant equipment in good operating condition, and produce a favorable economic balance between maintenance costs and downtime.
  • 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
  • Review equipment specifications and maintain equipment records,
  • Develop and manage preventative and predictive maintenance activities, procedures and programs
  • Provide general supervision of contractors

Required Experience

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in industrial, engineer or business discipline with two (2) years of experience in maintenance role


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering preferred. High School diploma or GED with four (4) years of experience in maintenance role and two (2) years of experience in a maintenance leadership role; or Military equivalent experience
  • Proven leadership skills in a fast paced work environment
  • Proven communication skills
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proven knowledge of Maintenance CMMS software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems in regards to operation, maintenance and best reliability practices
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Working knowledge of various industry standards such as API & NFPA
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background screening and drug screen


Desired Characteristics

  • Completion of maintenance certification or apprentice program
  • Five (5) years of experience in a maintenance leadership role
  • Previous experience supervising maintenance activities in a Pulp / Paper facility
  • Experience with meeting process safety requirements including management of change, mechanical integrity, and safe work practices
  • Experience with EAM and/or SAP
  • Experienced in managing in an union environment
  • Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles
  • OSHA 10 or 30 hour certification

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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