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GEORGIA-PACIFIC Reliability Leader - Gypsum in FORT DODGE, Iowa

Your Job

Are you looking for a job where your health, safety, and success are valued? How about an opportunity for advancement, variable pay for performance, job stability, and a supportive team? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Georgia-Pacific is currently seeking a dedicated Reliability Leader to join our team at the Fort Dodge, IA - Gypsum Facility. As a key leader, you will play a crucial role in driving our team towards success while maintaining a safe and incident-free environment in our fast-paced plant. With approximately 125 full-time employees, our union facility offers a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction to the maintenance department to ensure that the maintenance department is meeting the objectives in EHS, compliance, reliability, quality, production cost and customer service. Lead and support preventative and predictive maintenance programs, provide technical support for troubleshooting to minimize downtime and maximize process efficiencies. Establish metrics, goals, and benchmarks that drive excellence through promoting continuous process improvement, employee involvement, ownership, and accountability.

Our Team

Discover Fort Dodge, Iowa - your perfect place to call home! Located within driving distance of Ames and Des Moines this vibrant city offers small-town charm. Explore our scenic bike/walking trail, winding through the city and connecting you with nature. Seeking excitement? Our adjacent OHV park is a haven for thrill-seekers. With a strong sense of community and a range of amenities, Fort Dodge has it all. Join us and embrace the outdoors, urban convenience, and a warm community. Welcome to your new home in Fort Dodge!

At Georgia-Pacific, we don't believe that a job is just simply a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your skills to not only better your life but the community as well.

What You Will Do

  • The Reliability Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and guiding the business goals, plans, and processes for the maintenance department.
  • This leader will use knowledge to develop and carry out objectives, solve problems, and be able to respond to short-term as well as long-term department and mill goals.
  • Guide maintenance organization leaders to identify and capture opportunities in Site Services, Outage Execution, Precision Maintenance, Precision Shops, and Stores.
  • Improve overall reliability and value creation through the utilization of internal resources.
  • Work collaboratively with other leaders to develop, prioritize and execute strategies that improve the site's competitiveness in the aspects of Plant Operating Cost, Volume, and Yield by utilizing the Agile and Lean processes and leveraging the capabilities of the shift team.
  • Collaborate and leverage precision maintenance capabilities, knowledge, and innate abilities to transform and shift capabilities toward the Operations Vision.
  • Foster a culture based on our Principle Based Management (PBM) philosophy.
  • Build a reliability mindset and ownership culture in the maintenance team to drive improvement in overall site reliability.
  • Drive EHandS and Reliability performance improvement through disciplined application of the Incident Reporting and Investigation Process.
  • Lead the team in the development and attainment of key measures that demonstrate progress toward the Operations Vision.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • A minimum of three (3) years of management experience in a manufacturing or industrial facility.
  • Must have an effective working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, and ability to learn various PC-based production and maintenance reporting systems applications.
  • Able to read mechanical, structural, and electrical drawings.
  • Experience i leading improvement efforts in Maintenance Reliability, and Predictive and Preventive Maintenance.
  • Experience utilizing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or other similar problem-solving tools.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Industrial Management or in a technical field Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical engineering.
  • Five (5) or more years of maintenance management experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of PLC's, conveyor systems, breakers, combustion systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Experience in welding, machining, industrial design, and equipment rigging.
  • Gypsum or building products manufacturing knowledge.

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.

Hiring Philosophy

All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. Georgia-Pacific is an independently managed and operated company of Koch Industries, Inc., a private company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits

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 inf