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Maintenance Planner- Power

Franklin, Virginia

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 Maintenance Planner – Power & Recovery Department is an integral part of the Mill’s Operations and Maintenance group.  This position is responsible for planning mechanical maintenance work to improve quality, reliability, engagement, cost and operations of the Power/Recovery area of the mill. This role is a member of the team consisting of the Business Unit Manager, Area Manager, Operations/Maintenance Coordinator and Maintenance Front Line Leader and will help foster an environment to continuously improve productivity through innovation to achieve exceptional performance of all maintenance personnel and operators. 


The Maintenance Planner provides required materials and work instructions to maintenance employees to complete work.  Responsibilities include the following:


  • Manages the area Work Order backlog
  • Provides planned Work Order packets for maintenance Team Members
  • Maintains a pre-planned 2 week work order backlog
  • Schedules maintenance work a minimum of one week in advance
  • Ensures work orders are technically complete and properly closed in the system
  • Responsible for equipment documentation and routing regulatory maintenance documentation to the responsible person
  • Attends daily MWS meetings
  • Orders and secures parts and materials for planned and unplanned work


This role will work with the department to use the Manufacturing Excellence toolbox methods to consistently improve operations and efficiencies to achieve 3% year over year improvements and 15% year over year reduction in unscheduled downtime for the Power/Recovery area of the mill.  The Franklin Mill has a collaborative work environment where all departments and their employees work with other departments of the mill to achieve mill goals. 



  • High School diploma is required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in maintenance or engineering disciplines is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in the paper industry or heavy manufacturing
  • Minimum of 2 years experience planning maintenance in the paper industry preferred
  • Progressive experience managing maintenance and planning in CMMS systems (such as SAP) preferred
  • Experience in boiler and caustic plant areas is a plus
  • Journeyman Mechanic experience is a plus
  • Prior experience managing reliability initiatives in preventative maintenance inspections, lubrication inspections, vibration analysis, etc. is a plus
  • Strong skills demonstrated in leadership, engagement and safety management systems 


Key Competencies:  

  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Through Systems
  • Drive for Results
  • Planning
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Managerial Courage
  • Listening
  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Timely Decision Making


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

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