International Paper Assistant Maintenance Supervisor in LEXINGTON SC CONTAINER, South Carolina

International Paper ( is the world’s largest paper and forest products company. Primary businesses include paper and packaging products for a variety of end users. International Paper is a Fortune 100 Company with operations around the globe.

We currently have an opening for a Assistant Maintenance Supervisor at our Lexington SC Container facility. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

The Assistant Maintenance Supervisor role is responsible for the managing a shift or team of maintenance hourly technicians, the compilation of reports & statistics related to key performance measures for the maintenance department, the planning process for maintenance projects and leading various EHS initiatives related to maintenance & environmental compliance under the direction of the facility Maintenance Manager.

Key Functions/Responsibilities of this position are:

  • Following all safety rules and practices as well as being accountable for ensuring maintenance personnel follow the same safety rules and practices

  • Supervision of a shift or team of maintenance hourly technicians

  • Managing the maintenance budget for the facility

  • Assisting Maintenance Supervisor with development and management of capital projects in ePAD system

  • Utilizing various systems (including KIWI and SAP) to track and report maintenance key performance measures

  • Managing the work order system utilizing SAP and tracking work orders through proficiency including compilation of reports for the facility leadership team

  • Planning/scheduling maintenance projects including: scheduling of proper personnel (employees & contractors), maintaining project budget, ensuring access to machine manuals, ensuring necessary parts are in inventory and working with the production team to schedule time for completion of the project

  • Planning/scheduling predictive & preventative maintenance activities

  • Conducting a weekly maintenance priority meeting with the maintenance and production leadership team at the facility

  • Leading Environmental Health & Safety initiatives in the facility, including but not limited to: air permitting, storm water compliance, HAZMAT, waste water compliance, roof maintenance, infared inspections, compressed air management, chilling tower/chiller, air handlers, fire & safety system inspections, contractor training, employee training, electrical and hot work.

  • Acting as a back-up Maintenance Supervisor as needed

  • Maintaining open communications with managers and first line leaders at the plant to ensure they are informed of problems and/or unusual situations

  • In conjunction with the hourly maintenance team, management of the inventory/parts for the facility maintenance department storeroom including SAP system management and kitting of up-coming maintenance projects

  • Performing other duties as assigned by immediate manager or other facility leaders

Qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or technical degree preferred.

  • Solid Computer / System skill set and working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Suite is required. Prior experience utilizing SAP, KIWI and/or ePAD is highly preferred

  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience and/or demonstrated situational leadership skills is required.

  • Prior mechanical, electrical and/or maintenance troubleshooting experience is required. Corrugated experience is highly preferred.

  • Prior experience with predictive/preventative maintenance programs, inventory and capital project planning is highly preferred

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively is required.

  • Key competencies required include:

  • Functional/Technical

  • Problem Solving

  • Action / Results Oriented

  • Priority Setting

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Perseverance

International Paper offers a total rewards philosophy encompassing competitive salary and benefits.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans