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WestRock Company Maintenance Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Opportunity Summary: As a Maintenance Supervisor you will oversee maintenance operations using precision and preventative maintenance to maximize plant and production equipment up-time. In this role, you will be a servant leader impacting the development of craftsmen by providing coaching to ensure adherence to preferred maintenance practices to maximize efficiency and safety.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Assist and provide direction to craftsmen with equipment troubleshooting to mitigate downtime

  • Monitor and approve inventory orders to control storeroom spend according to planned budget

  • Ensure compliance and proper use of parts and equipment according to preferred maintenance practices

  • Oversee craftsmen’s compliance with corporate, division, plant safety and environmental rules and procedures

  • Lead development and implementation of continuous process improvement of reliability plans in the plant

  • Demonstrate ownership of business and management goals by effectively leading craftsmen to align on objectives

  • Lead safety efforts by identifying high-risk situations, conducting safety meetings, and coordinating maintenance related safety activities

  • Provide leadership and coaching in safety, training, and work allocation to uphold the standards of maximum safety for all maintenance employees

  • Collaborate with operations and mechanical leaders to plan, schedule and execute daily and break-in work and to increase measured reliability metrics

What you need to succeed:

  • 2-year technical degree in a Maintenance related discipline or related work experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Working knowledge of maintenance techniques and equipment (i.e. pumps, valves, motors, gear boxes)

  • Safety mindset with thorough understanding of safety policies and procedures

  • Initiative to problem solve and take independent action

  • Great communication with the ability to adjust communication style and interact across all levels of the organization

  • Able to exhibit a ‘can-do’ approach and inspire others to excel

  • Must be organized with great time management to manage multiple priorities

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence.

  • Full benefits, eligible on day one of employment with generous 401K match.

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential.

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.