International Paper Mechanical Supervisor in PORT WENTWORTH MILL, Georgia

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.

About Us

As part of the Global Cellulose Fibers business with International Paper, the Port Wentworth mill produces pulp for paper and absorbent products. Our innovative mill offers customers solutions in an ever changing market. We pride ourselves on flexibility. We are located 20 minutes from historic and growing Savannah, GA. With easy access to multiple beaches, excellent school systems and a vibrant cultural community, Savannah provides opportunities for the entire family.

Join us in building a career in a non-traditional, high performance team environment as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor. You will work for the Area Maintenance Manager and direct a team of Maintenance Technicians in a fast-paced environment. Our mill is an accredited training center for maintenance professionals through the NCCER.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Enables the Mechanical Crew to work Safely through training, monitoring and continuous coaching and mentoring.

  • Manage daily area maintenance decisions, to include staffing, work prioritization and spending.

  • Ensure effective communication between the maintenance team and all other mill teams.

  • Responsible for work execution within department and the overall health of the Notification and Work Order System.

  • Creates daily/weekly schedule and executes priority work

  • Plans more involved work in departmenal area and is fluent in the use of SAP.

  • Manage Contract Work

  • Work reporting and follow up

  • Lead problem resolution. Troubleshoot issues and initiate additional resources as appropriate.

  • Celebrate and communicate excellent results.

  • Grow team and individual performance. This includes annual performance reviews with team members, ensuring correct staffing, training, scheduling and development for the team.


  • Requires a minimum of a Qualified Trades/ Engineering Associates Degree or related fields

  • Proven leadership experience in a Pulp and Paper environment desirable.

  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience to include demonstrated leadership and planning and experience.

  • Excellent decision making, judgment and outstanding interpersonal skills are required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • High degree of organizational skills.

  • Proficient in the use of computer and most common software. Experience with SAP Maintenance Management system an asset.

  • Ability to interpret maintenance manuals, functional specifications and engineering drawings. Working knowledge of equipment, trades skills, work execution and reporting as related to the Pulp and Paper industrial environment.

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and procedures.

  • Possesses a high degree of commitment, initiative, motivation and innovation.

  • Ability to work within and improve a team environment.


  • Conflict Management

  • Listening

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Action Oriented

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Problem Solving

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Customer Focus

If you want to grow a career in a challenging environment that will sharpen your skills, apply today!

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

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