Sr. Reliability/Planning Engineer
Graphic Packaging - West Monroe, LA

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The Reliability Planner plans and schedules work for maintenance technicians and provide reliability engineering for assigned work area. Field supervision, inspection of field 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 FUNCTION: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

Ensures that proper safety practices are followed.

Responsible to communicate with operations for efficient preventive maintenance and routine job planning, work scheduling and execution to optimize equipment. Use engineering principles to accurately scope jobs that will increase overall equipment reliability.

Investigate the feasibility of redesigning systems where we are having reoccurring reliability problems.

Assist the Root Cause Failure Analysis effort by helping implement corrective actions that are needed to prevent reoccurrence of equipment failures.

Responds to emergencies as requested; coordinates activities with others; directs the work and utilization of resources to effect repair.

As part of the key management team will be required to perform rotating weekend maintenance on-call duty for the entire mill.

Lead and manage the planning and scheduling for daily work and monthly outages for mechanical crafts people for the areas of assignment.

Follow all company policies in procuring parts for required work.

Work with Electrical/Instrumentation maintenance supervisors to gain concurrence on plan details (manpower, tools, special consideration, etc.). Integrate E/I schedules into the mechanical Microsoft project.

Utilize predictive data (vibration reports, oil analysis, etc.) to set priority for outage work.

Prior to outage day, coordinate clearly with maintenance supervisors and technicians the job plans, time estimates, resource requirements, any safety hazards present, communicate any need for special permits.

Assure proper level of feedback from maintenance supervisors and technicians on completed jobs.

Assist the failure analysis effort by helping implement corrective actions that are needed to prevent reoccurrence of equipment failures.

Prepares records related to the work performed and materials and supplies used.

Experience in recovery boiler maintenance.

BS degree with 3 years related industrial maintenance experience or 7 years related industrial maintenance experience with a high school diploma.

3 years maintenance planning experience preferred.

BS degree in engineering preferred

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office project software and 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.

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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), is a premier paperboard packaging company serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets. We also are a leading producer of labels, bags and specialty packaging. Our packaging is used every day by many of the world’s best-known brands and our growing markets include microwave packaging, heat-transfer labels and sustainable packaging.

We believe that our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering true value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and by being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., Graphic Packaging has over 15,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefit offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.