Job ID: 3192191

Our Award Winning Client is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Area Maintenance Manager. This is a full-time onsite role with paid relocation opportunities. Join our client, a nationally recognized company with a track record of winning numerous awards.

Your Role: As an integral part of our client’s team, you will lead and guide multi-craft technicians and team members to address maintenance challenges, reduce costs, and enhance equipment reliability. Reporting to the Mill Maintenance Manager, this hands-on leadership role contributes to fostering a safe, union-free team environment.


  • Champion an injury-free workplace, promoting safety and excellence in all areas.
  • Motivate employees towards common goals in a positive, union-free team environment.
  • Lead process safety improvements and collaborate with operations to maintain a positive relationship.
  • Develop approximately 32 hourly technicians and 2 salaried Front Line Leaders.
  • Drive proactive maintenance practices, process reliability improvements, and lead area outage planning.
  • Prepare, monitor, and manage the area maintenance budget.

Skills and Technical Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent manufacturing experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry is preferred.
  • Proficient in leading troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial safety procedures and regulations.
  • Familiarity with maintenance best practices.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Desired Competencies:

  • Peer Relationships
  • Conflict Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Facilitation


  • Paid time off (Vacation and Holidays)
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance

Bonus Opportunity: A competitive bonus structure is in place to recognize and reward exceptional performance.

Career Development:

  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Promotional opportunities

Your Impact: Be part of a company committed to building a better future. Our client has been a steward of sustainable practices for over 120 years, positively impacting communities worldwide.

Company Culture: Experience a caring and inclusive workplace that promotes employee well-being. Our Award Winning Client encourages uniqueness, creativity, and a safety mindset, fostering an increasingly diverse culture.

About Our Award Winning Client: Our Award Winning Client (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in renewable fiber-based products. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., with approximately 38,000 colleagues globally, they serve customers worldwide, promoting health, wellness, and sustainable practices. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion.

Note: Resumes will be maintained in strict confidentiality until such time as we engage in a detailed discussion regarding a specific opportunity, and both parties mutually agree to proceed. We consistently receive new opportunities every day. Should your professional background closely align with the specific requirements of our client, we will promptly reach out to you to initiate further exploration of potential opportunities.

US Citizenship or Green Card Holders only apply

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Columbus
State: Mississippi
Date Posted: 02/12/2024

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