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Maintenance Manager - Reliability

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Skowhegan
State/Province:  Maine


Career Opportunity


Sappi Somerset is among the largest paper mills in North America, producing over 970,000 metric tons of graphics and board paper and 530,000 metric tons of pulp each year. The mill began as a greenfield pulp mill in 1976, supplying fiber for Scott paper tissue mills.  The first of three state-of-the-art coated paper machines was installed in 1982, with subsequent machines installed in 1986 and 1990.  Significant reinvestments over the years has maintained Somerset's edge on technology and also to branch out from traditional graphic paper into SBS board grades with the rebuild of PM1 in 2018.  The mill can also produce market pulp based on fiber balance, and continues to push for world class status in the realms of safety, quality, and productivity.


Position (job title):  Maintenance Manager - Reliability 

Work Site:  Mill Somerset 


Job Specifications/Requirements:
Provide strong management and technical skills in the use and application of motor spectral and rotating equipment vibration analysis as well as other non-destructive testing methods.  Analysis of this data to be used in monitoring and predicting equipment failure as part of the preventive maintenance program.  This position supervises craftsmen who perform data collection routines.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of two years of college in a technical, engineering, business field or have equivalent mill experience.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and people skills and be able to communicate and work with all levels of management and hourly personnel.
  • Must be a self-starter and require only general direction.
  • Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude to be able to relate data analysis to physical components.
  • Must have good computer skills and be familiar with various software programs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated leader of implementing latest technology.
  • Successful supervisory experience. 
  • Five years experience in this field, in a Pulp/Paper mill, or similar industry.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.


HR Contact for Questions:  Jaime M Sayers 

Contact Information:  207-238-3496,  


Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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