Maintenance Process Improvement Engineer

ID: REF1534A
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Athens, GA
Post Date: 1/1/1970

Job Description

The Maintenance Process Improvement Engineer is a member of the Maintenance Team, reporting to the Facility Manager, and will direct involvement with engineering and maintenance activities for a Multi-Million Dollar Unionized Paper Converting Facility. This position is responsible for organizing the maintenance and engineering processes in a manner that will have a direct impact on safety, profitability, efficiency, cost management, quality, customer satisfaction, organizational design, work system improvement and workplace culture development. Key activities for this position include assistance in coordinating the engineering and maintenance team, maintenance of production equipment in a way that will result in the facility reaching operational excellence goals and business process/continuous improvement. This position will focus on designing “best in class” maintenance reliability and process improvement for the organization to effectively utilize planning, purchasing, and skilled labor to improve equipment reliability, while maintaining a preventive maintenance program for all production machinery that will enhance production and decrease repair and maintenance costs.

This is a progression role and is expected to be a true “strategic business partner” in learning how to run and lead the engineering/maintenance operation while also focusing on strategic process/continuous improvement. Key performance measures will include: safety, customer satisfaction measures to include % on-time delivery, waste, product turns, inventory (quantity and age), and equipment reliability.

Specific Duties:

  • Continue to transition the Maintenance Department along the path of being reactive to a reliable/predictable state by developing and implementing maintenance systems to improve equipment reliability 
  • Develop systems to optimize levels of spare parts and critical spares parts
  • Develop and manage a skills-based certification process to continually increase the knowledge and skills of the maintenance staff
  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities
  • Manage the use of the CMMS system for continually tracking work order progress, equipment repair history, preventative maintenance routes, and spare parts inventory
  • Develop linkage between all CMMS modules to effectively utilize maintenance people and equipment assets
  • Implement Basic Care routes for production personnel on all operating equipment
  • Improve and enhance the effectiveness of the maintenance department through the use of lean manufacturing principles
  • Develop strategy to identify required equipment upgrades, and effectively manage the installation of projects
  • Coordinate all location utilities with the designated supplier (natural gas, propane, water, electricity, sewage waste disposal)
  • Manage the bidding and contracting of projects by outside contractors. Develop strategy on when to use outside resources versus utilization of on-site resources
  • Prepare capital spending requests and budgeting for capital expenditures
  • Develop and implement standards and procedures for the technical work performed


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Required
  • 3+ years’ experience in maintenance/production management
  • Experience working within a small to medium sized manufacturing facility a plus
Skill Required:
  • High Energy
  • Results driven
  • Ability to manage for the “big picture” even when faced with short term obstacles
  • Organizational design, LEAN and business planning skills
  • Communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Computer literate
  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge
  • Understanding of environmental terms and regulations
  • Ability to initiate and manage change
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics
  • Ability to work in the process and on the process
  • Ability to be hands-on when needed

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


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