Maintenance Supervisor
MeadWestvaco - Cottonton, AL

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Maintenance Supervisor

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MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses – Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group. We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere. We help people keep track of their medications ( Dosepak ®, and Shellpak ® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens ( Mixor ® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities ( Evotherm ® asphalt). We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.

With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Description

The Area Maintenance Supervisor (AMS) is a vital part of the Mahrt Mill Maintenance Department. Mahrt Mill is part of MeadWestvaco’s PRG division and is located on the Chattahoochee River in east central Alabama, about 30 miles south of the twin river cities of Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. The mill produces high quality packaging coated paperboard and is highly profitable. Year after year Mahrt continues to deliver unprecedented safety, reliability, production and financial results.The AMS is responsible for maintenance of a production area and supervises a team of multicraft maintenance mechanics, E&I’s and oilers. The AMS is part of a natural core team that includes the Planner, Reliability Engineer and area Operations counterpart. The team plans and executes all maintenance work in the area of assignment. The AMS also works with other area teams to ensure a safe and productive work environment. This position reports to the Assistant Maintenance Superintendent. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV

In this role, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Employee Safety

  • Equipment Reliability

  • Manage Area Maintenance Cost Ensure MWV Policies are followed by employees under your direction

  • Identify Training Needs

  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are met or exceeded

  • Enhance the use of teamwork within and outside of work group

  • High School Diploma

  • Completion of apprenticeship program, trade school, or 4 year engineering degree

  • Ability to supervise in organized labor environment

  • 8+ years experience in a Heavy Industrial or Construction environment

  • Essential computer skills

  • Ability to create, promote and work within a team concept to initiate and manage change and improve overall equipment reliability

The River City area has low cost of living and offers all the amenities of a large city in a small town setting. The area has experienced steady economic growth and offers a great school system and is home to several universities including Auburn University. The area also offers outdoor activities including golf, fishing and hunting. In addition, the gulf coast beaches and Smokey Mountains are only half a day’s drive away.

United States of America



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MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled...