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Area Reliability Director


Georgia-Pacific is recruiting Area Reliability Director to champion Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and continuous improvement programs across multiple corrugated converting operations. This key position provides the opportunity to leverage resources, innovative technologies, and continuous improvement programs to strategically position the business for growth. Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills, combined with the ability to motivate others to contribute at the highest level are a must. The Area Reliability Director will lead advancements across multiple facilities and while the role is home-based, it will require approximately 70% travel.

The Area Reliability Director role reports to an Area Operations Leader, with a dotted line to the divisional Director of Reliability. We are recruiting Area Reliability Directors for the following regions:

Region 1:

    • Circleville, Ohio
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • Milan, Michigan
    • Owosso, Michigan
    • Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 Region 2:

    • Akron, Ohio
    • Mt. Olive, Illinois
    • Kansas City, Missouri
    • Waxahachie, Texas
    • West Monroe, Louisiana

 Region 3:

    • Albany, Georgia
    • Asheboro, North Carolina
    • Spartanburg, South Carolina
    • Augusta, Georgia
    • Martinsville, Virginia

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Advancing our company culture, Market Based Management
  • Leading and fostering a safe work environment that values risk identification and personal ownership
  • Effectively coach and influence, while seeking and sharing knowledge with others for learning and employee development
  • Lead asset strategy for sites. Understand commercial requirements, use data to baseline equipment performance, benchmark to determine opportunities and develop resource allocation plans for targeted improvement. Leverage MX (Manufacturing Excellence) team resources and lead site reliability and operations teams to identify and execute OEE improvements for key assets
  • Lead site reliability and operations teams to identify and execute OEE improvements for key assets. Maintain Reliability Excellence program aligned with business goals and strategies for sustainable asset health
  • Identify opportunities to engage corp. reliability resources and consultants to advance maintenance processes, establish control plans and deliver world class performance
  • Coach teams on prioritizing projects, building justification and meeting schedules and cost targets
  • Lead innovation and technology advancement for sites. Seek, identify, and execute game changing bets
  • Assessing Equipment Criticalities and developing Asset Strategies to achieve cost effective reliability, availability, and performance of the plant equipment
  • Ensuring the facility’s assets are operating reliably, efficiently, and compliant with all safety guidelines and government regulations
  • Engaging with Capital and Project Engineering to review and recommend Design for Reliability considerations for new equipment installations and equipment upgrades
  • Developing 1-year and 3-year Reliability Tactical Plan Plans to improve equipment availability and performance
  • Supporting Maintenance in the development of forward-looking multi-year equipment replacement and overhaul plans
  • Identifying opportunities to use reliability best practices, technology, automation and Artificial Intelligence to promote cost effective asset care and performance
  • Supporting Maintenance in the review and rationalization and optimization of effective PM plans
  • Utilizes communication skills to establish partnerships across to the site to achieve plant performance goals
  • Working a flexible schedule, including occasional weekend duty as necessary to manage facility performance
  • Lead area in root cause analysis and problem-solving methodologies
  • Monitor and evaluate site execution and performance to parts, labor and extraordinary maintenance spend targets. Utilize data and seek best practices to optimize available resources
  • Partner with DOs to ensure plant priorities are being executed effectively
  • Develop data driven opportunities for improvement, align plant and MX resources, monitor execution to ensure progress
  • Champion 4DX program for sites
  • Leverage Continuous Improvement leaders to drive program at sites
  • Mentor and ensure KPIs drive overarching goal attainment
  • Report, own, and drive improvement of divisional reliability initiatives
  • Ensure centerlining process (operating envelope) is executed weekly and used to prioritize maintenance scheduling

The Experience You Will Bring


  • At least 7 years of Plant/Operations Management experience in manufacturing
  • Experience developing venture summaries to upgrade assets with reliability technology to eliminate failures
  • At least 3 years of experience leading reliability initiatives and working with operations to identify equipment reliability issues
  • Experience leading continuous improvement programs (examples: Lean, Six Sigma, 4DX)

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering
  • Experience with high speed manufacturing/continuous process operations
  • Experience in implementing advanced technologies in manufacturing operations (RFID, remote monitoring, asset optimization
  • Corrugated manufacturing experience
  • Experience with optimization of equipment, process and systems to consistently out-perform OEM design

Check out these videos/links to learn more about the Corrugated Business at Georgia-Pacific:

Georgia-Pacific: How Corrugated Boxes are Made

Georgia-Pacific: Corrugated



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.

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