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Electrical and Instrumentation Team Leader

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Location:Cedar River Mill, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reports to: Maintenance Manager

  • The EI Team Leader in Maintenance/Optimization will support the organization by managing the Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance areas, which include root cause failure analysis, manufacturer-required maintenance, electrical equipment and other programs required to maintain the facility.  
  • Provide active and visible support for the mill safety programs as the highest priority.
  • The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of International Paper and the Cedar River Mill, which includes personal safety accountability to ensure an injury-free workplace.

The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team leader may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company. The list below contains the roles and responsibilities of the specified team leader.
  • Be actively involved in mill safety program.  Proactively lead the Maintenance Team to help meet safety goals and objectives
  • Completes the First Line Leader (FLL) Onboarding/Proficiency Curriculum. Upon Completion of the Curriculum a Promotional Opportunity Could Occur.  
  • Coaches safety in others and leads by example
  • Ensure productivity and performance of E&I teams
  • Lead the EPD element improvement team as EPD Champion and ensure GMS compliance
  • Flow to work inside the E&I team as well as outside of this team
  • Understands and meets internal and external customer requirements
  • Develops, maintains, and uses reliable methods for all processes and their improvements
  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality
  • Develops and maintains positive team relationships
  • Utilize “Process Ownership Expectations” document
  • Maintain & develop training requirements within the E/I team
  • Support and lead the skills required for effective troubleshooting
  • Provide routine weekend coverage
  • Complete on-board and off-board training for the position listed.
  • Fullfill area specific 5S expectations(5 Minute 5S Checklists Replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S Audits,etc)

  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety.
  • Noise levels in excess of 90 dB.
  • Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally.
  • Working environment is 24/7 – ability to be on-call as needed and/or required.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders and into tanks and other vessels.
  • Some assignments require kneeling; crouching and twisting while installing machine clothing and threading machine.

  • 3-5 years of industrial maintenance experience or industrial maintenance related post-secondary education combined.
  • Electrical, and instrumentation system experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player by being open to other ideas, valuing the strengths of others, remaining flexible, shows compassion and is a positive advocate of others.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet both internal and external customer needs.
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proactive in follow-up and resolution of issues while holding himself/herself and others accountable.
  • Makes good decisions in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment.
  • MS Office, Network Applications.

  • Post high school education.
  • Engineering degree in Electrical/Instrumentation
  • High Performance Work Systems experience.
  • Paper mill experience and process knowledge.
  • Ability to resolve conflict between team members.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Maintenance job planning experience

Action Oriented
Building Effective Teams
Conflict Management
Confronting Direct Reports
Customer Focus
Dealing with Ambiguity
Developing Direct Reports
Drive for Results
Integrity and Trust
Motivating Others
Problem Solving
Process Management
Timely Decision Making

Application Instructions:

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Posted 01/11/18

Job ID: 63001