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International Paper Assistant Maintenance Supervisor in CAROL STREAM, Illinois

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 65,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.

International Paper’s vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where our employees live and work.


The Assistant Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for 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.


  • Manages the maintenance budget for the facility including running and reviewing SAP reports and maintaining a spreadsheet of YTD expenditures

  • Utilizes systems, including KIWI and SAP, to track maintenance key performance measures, including mechanical/electrical downtime, maintenance reliability indices, maintenance breakdowns, etc.

  • Manages the work order system and tracks work orders through completion. Compiles a report related to work order efficiency for the leadership team at the facility.

  • Conducts a weekly maintenance priority meeting with the maintenance and production leadership team at the facility to review the open notifications and work order backlog. The purpose of this meeting is to plan and prioritize projects for the next 7 days and garner leadership support of these activities

  • Responsible for planning of maintenance projects including scheduling of personnel (employees and contractors), maintaining project budget, accessing machine manuals, ensuring needed parts are in inventory, working with production team to schedule time and ensuring work orders are in the system, updated and completed throughout the project

  • Works in conjunction with the Maintenance Manager and local leadership team to schedule predictive/preventative maintenance activities to keep all equipment in good working order.

  • Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, leads some Environmental Health & Safety initiatives in the facility including: air permitting, storm water compliance, HAZMAT, waste water compliance, roof maintenance, Infrared inspections, compressed air management, cooling tower/chiller, air handlers, fire & safety system, inspections, contractor training, employee training, electrical, hot work, etc.

  • Responsible for the inventory/parts management of the facility’s storeroom, including maintenance of inventory in the system (SAP), ensuring proper inventory levels are maintained, and storeroom organization routine.

  • Responsible for maintenance budgeting and assisting with capital project planning & implementation

  • Responsible for working with MPS coordinator and machine champions to develop kitting processes for use throughout the manufacturing facility.

  • Responsible for Machine Champion Process, to include a monthly review with machine champions of machine condition monitoring routes, and backlog work orders. Ensure champions have access to, and properly utilize FFF information. Review monthly machine center metrics with champions, to include kit & deliver opportunities and maintenance successes.

  • Assists Maintenance Manager as needed in the development and management of capital projects in the ePAD/Unifier system.


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Four years maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant.

  • Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

  • College and/or related technical courses.

  • Five years experience in the corrugated box industry with heavy experience in electronics,

  • Mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electricity.

  • Demonstrated personnel supervisory skills.

  • Solid Computer / System skill set is required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Prior experience utilizing SAP, KIWI, ePAD and/or Unifier is highly preferred

  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience and/or demonstrated situational leadership skills is required to lead hourly Maintenance teams.

  • Ability to implement systems and procedures in the department.

  • Must be able to work weekends and come in on off shifts as needed.

  • 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.


  • Functional/Technical

  • Problem Solving

  • Action / Results Oriented

  • Priority Setting

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Perseverance

  • Customer/Quality Focused

  • Organizational Skills

  • Developing Direct Reports

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Process Management

  • Conflict Management

  • Decision Quality

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

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