International Paper Senior Reliability Engineer in SPRINGFIELD MILL, Oregon

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International Paper’s Springfield, OR paper mill has an opening for a Senior Reliability Engineer. The Reliability Engineer’s role is vital to the improvement of equipment and process reliability. Reliability engineering is the enhancement of traditional maintenance engineering with a portion of process engineering to eliminate equipment and system failures. A successful reliability engineer will be able to interact with all parts of the organization and work hand in hand with Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering. A successful candidate must have a passion for continuous improvement and drive to resolve problems. This position will have on-call responsibilities and will report directly to the Reliability Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Equipment Reliability Strategy (FMEA Process).

  • Criticalities Assessment Owner: lead development effort and keep criticalities current.

  • Owns maintenance strategy: Reliability Engineers are responsible for defining, developing, administering, and refining of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance equipment care programs.

  • Champion Asset Class Management in area: Establish cradle to grave strategy for critical equipment types.

  • Reliability Oversight of; RCFA, PdM, PM, Facility Preservation, MPM.

  • Failure Elimination: Participate in area P/CF’s.

  • RCFA Facilitation: Champion use of RCFA and lead area RCFA’s. Ensure engagement of workforce, proper root causes identified, and action items are completed.

  • Coordinate priorities with operations.

  • MWS Work participation: participate in prioritizing area work orders; ensure Indirect Work Order / Management of Change identified as required; ensure proper preventive maintenance shutdown work is completed; annual outage work.

  • Lead area maintenance projects. Be involved in the planning and creation of new projects.

  • Facility Plan Development: maintain a5yr repair plan for area.

  • Participate in Capital Plan development. Champion the element of "Design for Reliability".

  • Be an advocate for Reliable Methods and QA\QC compliance. Support creation and proper compliance.


  • B.S. Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, other engineering will be considered

  • 10+ years’ experience at manufacturing facility preferred

  • Strong technical and maintenance background

  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects

  • Proficient with Microsoft and ideally experienced in SAP PM Applications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have good interpersonal skills with ability to interact at all levels

    Key Competencies:

  • Detail Oriented

  • Command Skills

  • Electrical Aptitude

  • Managerial Courage

  • Organizational Skills

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

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