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Electrical Engineer-Reliability

International Paper

Riverdale, Alabama
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Full Time
1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, Holidays, After School
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What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

This position is responsible for leading and directing elements of the Riverdale Electrical Reliability Team.  The successful candidate will be expected to manage in a goal-oriented environment to deliver targeted results in the areas of safety, employee engagement, and Reliability Excellence.

The primary focus for this position is leading mill-wide electrical reliability efforts centered around:

  1. Electrical drive components (VSD both AC & DC, and Starter Switchgear)
  2. PLC reliability with regard to spare parts strategy, legacy system upgrade strategy, E/I troubleshooting and programming skills development.
  3. Leading precision Electrical and Instrumentation efforts, such as infrared and ultrasonic predictive strategies.
  4. Being the Motor Champion for the mill which involves all reliability efforts around motors, such as application engineering, spare strategies, failure analysis, predictive diagnostic systems and being the primary mill contact between motor repair shops, IP Technology, and motor OEM’s.
  5. Being the mill champion for all IP additional IEPM (Instrument Electrician Precision Maintenance) techniques including sustained systems implementation.

    This position leads efforts in maintaining and troubleshooting problems with mill-wide equipment and systems and will establish root cause of failures. The expectation is to provide ongoing improvements in mill-wide reliability. The incumbent must provide effective planning to achieve timely repairs.  The successful candidate will conduct 1-1s with employees to provide guidance and development.




B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field preferred, 3 to 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the Pulp and Paper industry in Maintenance or Maintenance Engineering; must have strong leadership skills and a proven track record of improving employee engagement.  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, set expectations, build effective team, drive for results, measure work and hold teams and individuals accountable.

Competencies:  Action Oriented, Functional/Technical Skills, Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Listening, Informing, Managerial Courage, Command Skills, Confronting Direct Reports.