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Maintenance Coordinator

Tracy, CA · Manufacturing
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.

The position is responsible and accountable for leadership and management of the maintenance scheduling, storeroom management and purchasing functions. This position will plan, implement and follow-up on best practices in stores and purchasing.  The position will interface with the Manufacturing Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Team, Production teams in Corrugating, Converting and Shipping, Customer Service Team, and Finance.  This role works with Finance and International Paper’s Global Sourcing groups to develop and implements contractor/supplier agreements. This position will require significant communication with contractors and vendors, driving the need to develop and maintain good vendor relationships. The MPS Coordinator demonstrates a clear and absolute dedication to adherence to International Paper business code of ethics and conduct as well as Financial Policy.
This role will create, modify and close routine and safety work orders as well as Preventative Maintenance (PM) work orders.  The MPS Coordinator will drive organizing and scheduling of daily maintenance work with the maintenance crews as well as shutdown work and annual outage work.  This role will receive direction from Maintenance & Manufacturing supervision and execute delivery of parts, service (internal and contractor) and plans to ensure plant assets are maintained at high level to ensure continuous operations.
The role is also responsible for daily purchasing activities including parts research, ordering and expediting.  The MPS Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and implementing computerized storeroom management as well as providing guidance to the Storekeeper for inventory management and control. The MPS Coordinator will have ongoing interaction with the plant maintenance department and operating employees and conduct physical storeroom inventory counts on a routine basis (aka cycle counts).  The role will maintain ethical relationships with suppliers while holding them accountable to the plant’s needs.  A critical aspect is to investigate and analyze new sources of supply to manage plant costs as well as identify and coordinate the removal of obsolete parts and equipment.  Compliance with environmental and safety policies is a requirement and this role plays a part in executing improvements in these areas.  The MPS Coordinator must also meet established budgets and inventory levels. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing related industry
  • Technical (engineering, math, science) and/or Finance related background preferred
  • Strong computer systems capability
  • Strong internal drive to operate through the use of systems and organization
  • Strong attention to detail needed to ensure the Storeroom Inventories and kitting is accurate
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-driven and able to work with minimal direction
  • Strong drive to control costs and eliminate overspending
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, effective listening skills
  • Experience in high speed manufacturing plants preferred
  • Experience in purchasing, procurement and stores methodology preferred
  • Experience in contract implementation helpful
  • Corrugated industry knowledge and experience helpful
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Negotiating
  • Action Oriented
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
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