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Operations/Maintenance Gatekeeper

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Our Naheola mill in Pennington, AL is seeking an Operations/Maintenance Gatekeeper to join our Naheola team.  The Gatekeeper will manage the maintenance equipment expense spending and reliability systems for the Tissue Mill Operations area, applying MBM management philosophy and model MBM guiding principles. This role reports directly to the Retail Business Unit Leader.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Manage the maintenance expense (ME) budget at or below budget
  • Develop multi-year budgets that levels maintenance expenses
  • Maintain standards for work request (WR) quality
  • Maximize the percentage of WRs that meet the criteria to become work orders
  • Ensure EHS, compliance, and preventive maintenance work orders are a priority
  • Manage maintenance expenditures to minimize unplanned events
  • Support scheduled shutdown planning and execution
  • Support daily needs of the production team in the asset operations expert role
  • Prioritize the funding of safety initiatives based on risk mitigation
  • Connect Operations and Maintenance to a common Vision
  • Support the execution of the GP Reliability Mental Model
  • Maintain assets in like-for-like condition to maximize results
  • Coach initiators on the quality of WR, reject reasons, and the value of work submitted
  • Identify opportunity for development of operators to do simple maintenance
  • Manage work order backlog and prioritize work by area and mill-wide to support business needs
  • Actively participate in product change and capacity enhancement projects

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities:

  • Leadership skills, communication skills, and facilitator skills
  • Strong knowledge of Paper Machine equipment
  • Ability to develop and optimize production and maintenance plans
  • Business acumen (good command of applicable business economics)
  • Ability to work well with all levels within the organization from senior leadership to production personnel

      The Experience You Will Bring


      • High School Diploma
      • Five (5) or more years of tissue paper manufacturing experience
      • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 

        What Will Put You Ahead

        • Bachelors Degree 
        • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems 


        Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola Mill located in Pennington, Alabama, is a manufacturing site for the company’s well-known consumer products business. More than 900 employees produce a wide range of products for the consumer business, including Angel Soft® bath tissue, Sparkle® paper towels, as well as bleached paperboard used in Dixie® paper cups and plates.

        The mill is the largest employer in the community and is engaged in supporting community outreach, workforce development and education. The area is a sportsman’s paradise with world-class hunting for deer, turkey and other small game and is bounded on the east by the Tombigbee River which provides such recreation as freshwater fishing, boating and water skiing. Residents of this area enjoy the mild climate, a low cost of living, and is an easy drive to the many resort communities and soft white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast.

        Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
        Equal Opportunity Employer.
        Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

        This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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