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Electrical Crew Leader - Paper Machines



~~~$10,000 Sign On Bonus~~~

~~~Eligible for Relocation Assistance~~~

The successful candidate will be provided a $10,000 signing bonus after starting the new role. External candidates and internal Koch company employees moving to the new location when hired are considered eligible.

Georgia-Pacific is seeking an Electrical Crew Leader (Paper Machines) to join our Cedar Springs, GA containerboard facility. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team and make an impact on our Cedar Springs mill. The front-end Electrical Crew Leader will supervise the daily work of unionized electricians in the paper machines, recycling, and finishing/shipping areas of the mill. This position leads the daily activities of a team of electricians in the areas of safety, quality and maintenance for all equipment and buildings to meet the departmental goals. The successful person will possess strong communication, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, coaching and mentoring skills. The front-end Electrical Crew Leader will report to the front-end Maintenance Leader.  Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Principle Based Management and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide leadership consistent with our Principle Based Management  philosophy
  • Coach, manage and teach electrical crew in the fiberline and utilities area of the mill
  • Lead team safety meetings - must consistently contribute to the efforts of the Cedar Springs mill to continuously improve safety
  • Responsible for the execution of daily routine, periodic and annual shutdown work orders for the back end of the mill 
  • Ensure key performance indicators are captured and reported for equipment reliability, maintenance department performance and planning and scheduling business flow process - these include schedule compliance, break-in data, backlog metrics, and PM adherence
  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with Operation, Procurement, Engineering, and Maintenance Planners
  • Lead efforts to improve maintenance reliability by applying reliability principles such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to identify the appropriate predicative and preventative maintenance procedures
  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with multiple levels of the organization
  • Be flexible and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Motivate team to meet or exceed expectations
  • Employ strategic thinking and organizational skills
  • Use and leverage technology effectively

The Experience You Will Bring


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Leadership experience in Pulp/Paper or heavy industrial environment with manufacturing processes
  • Electrical and instrumentation experience - with an emphasis on maintenance/reliability within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of industrial pumps, agitators and screens
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as Word (to write business correspondence), Excel (for use of spreadsheets, reporting, simple formulas) and Outlook (for internal and external correspondence)


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Pulp and Paper Science
  • Experience in paper production and processing operations
  • Technical Writing Experience
  • Convergence or Learning Management Systems administration
  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DCS), AC/DC Variable Speed Drives, Loop Controls, Schweitzer relays, Analytical Instrumentation, Control Valves, Motor Circuits, AC/DC Motors, Control Networks, Machine Drives and Power Distribution


Since 1963, the Cedar Springs mill team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages is our ability to do so through our dedicated employees. Georgia-Pacific is committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process. 


The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with three paper machines that make different weights of brown paper & containerboard paper. The Cedar Springs Mill, located in the southwest corner of Georgia is approximately 28 miles from Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is the 6th largest city in the state of Alabama with a population of about 70,000.   From Dothan, you are only 90 miles from the beautiful Gulf Coast.  You can easily drive to 3 capital cities in 3 1/2 hours or less.  You are just 1.5 hours from Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL.  Additionally, Dothan has several parks, restaurants and local entertainment activities.  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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