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Outage Coordinator/Planner (Paper Machines)


Georgia-Pacific’s Continuous Manufacturing Group is seeking a qualified Outage Coordinator/Planner (Paper Machines) to join our containerboard mill in Cedar Springs, Georgia.  The Outage Coordinator/Planner will enhance the maintenance and operations of the front end (paper machines, recycling, and finishing/shipping areas) of the mill. As well as manage the development and execution of the outage plan with defined goals and objectives. This position reports to the Front-End Maintenance Leader and works closely with Maintenance Supervisors and Planners, Craftspeople, Engineering, Reliability, Operations, and Contractors.  Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market Based Management and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Verify compliance goals for safety and environmental performance
  • Establish a set of planning guidelines and metrics
  • Develop and execute the T- Minus Plan for outage preparation
  • Develop and execute the shutdown, execution, and Event Free Start Up Plans for Outages
  • Manage milestones and ensure deliverables are being met
  • Develop Outage meeting cadence and facilitate outage meetings with the areas and mill wide
  • Influence peers and hold individuals accountable
  • Make critical decisions, problem solve, and apply economic thinking
  • Utilize strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Facilitate utilizing strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Utilize collaboration and negotiation skills


The Experience You Will Bring


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Five (5) years of industrial manufacturing experience with planning and coordinating outages or managing large projects
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Engineering or Construction Management 
  • Seven (7) or more years of experience planning and coordinating outages or managing large projects in the pulp and paper industry
  • Experience with the Passport Asset Suite CMMS system
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification
  • Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with 3 paper machines that make different weights of brown paper & containerboard paper. It is located in the Southwest corner of Georgia about 25 miles from Dothan, AL and you are just 1.5 hours from 2 major capital cities, Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL. To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business please visit: www.gppackaging.com and view the video How Paper Is Made!

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
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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