Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Tomahawk, WI

Req #7472
Posted: 11/21/22

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

The Reliability Engineer is responsible for coordinating the planning, organizing, and completion of mill reliability programs within the area of assigned responsibility. The engineer will help to define and participate in the development of reliability programs to improve maintain and improve reliability of machinery in the mill. This includes providing technical direction, assistance, and solutions to maintenance and operating personnel


Principle Accountabilities:

Responsible for managing all phases of developing key maintenance programs from conception through final implementation.

Work with key maintenance and engineering personnel to support daily, monthly and annual scheduled maintenance outages within the field of reliability maintenance and engineering.

Work with mechanical maintenance/engineering and operations personnel to complete mechanical maintenance projects and programs including: necessary training, stocking of spare parts, preventive maintenance checklists, drawing creation and updates, etc.

Support the Mills goals for safety, environmental, and other areas of need.

Focus on equipment reliability.

Manage equipment tracking and rebuild programs.

Utilize predictive & preventative maintenance programs to identify and correct equipment issues.

Input and update equipment information and documentation.

Develop equipment manuals for precision inspection and maintenance of equipment.

Manage area equipment PM and maintenance programs.

Plan and execute capital projects for maintenance replacements of equipment.

Effectively manage jobs for best result at lowest cost.

Look for opportunities to solve issues, reduce cost, and improve planning performance.

Solve problems utilizing the mill’s RCFA program.

Effectively manage contractors for job performance.

Perform other responsibilities as needed.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent education and experience.

2-5 years’ experience in mechanical/reliability maintenance.

Experience using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Project, and AutoCAD.

Authorization to work in the U.S.
Must posses a valid driver's license.


Preferred Qualifications

Pulp & Paper industry experience.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to be able to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers

Ability to exhibit excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills.

Capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving, ambiguity, and change.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

Ability to read and understand technical correspondence, memos, instructions, and reports.

Ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.

Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.

Strong planning and follow up skills.

Excellent people and process management skills.

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.