Maintenance Superintendent - Paper Mill in Memphis, TN at KRUGER PRODUCTS – KTG USA

Date Posted: 4/7/2024

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Job Description

The Paper Mill Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for the leadership and management of the mechanical and electrical maintenance teams for the paper mill areas. Additionally, they have responsibility for the Reliability management.  The Maintenance Superintendent also works closely with operations to identify issues and opportunities and to respond quickly to problems.  The incumbent also works closely with Engineering and Operators for troubleshooting, maintenance, and project work. The Paper Mill Maintenance Superintendent reports to the Maintenance/Reliability/Engineering Manager.


  • Maintenance Superintendent will place emphasis on planning/scheduling, preventative/predictive maintenance, reliability, spare part availability and stocking level optimization to optimize equipment availability, minimize unplanned downtime and equipment failures, and maintain functional buildings and grounds
  • Support operational goals and metrics for asset productivity, quality and safety
  • Ensure that safety rules and regulations are well known, understood and applied and equipment meets safety guidelines and regulations
  • Initiates, implements and manages the plant Maintenance Work Order System and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to prioritize, plan, and schedule maintenance work efficiently while minimizing maintenance cost and equipment downtime, as well as identify improvement opportunities
  • Initiates, implements and manages the plant Stores System to ensure part availability for planned maintenance work and unplanned/emergency repairs
  • Prepares reports, analyzes data, make recommendations and implements maintenance activities for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems
  • Works with Asset Leaders, Production Schedulers, Project Leaders, Maintenance Engineers to properly prioritize maintenance work and ensure proper maintenance resource allocation for allotted machine downs
  • Initiates and implements programs to track, analyze and improve key maintenance metrics including asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance
  • Ensure proper workmanship of team members, performance recognition and disciplinary actions, completes performance reviews to maintain compliance with HR requirements
  • Respond to all unplanned and emergency downtime on equipment as required to efficiently and quickly resume operations
  • Development and administration of the maintenance budget
  • Manages the Facility, Building and Grounds Preventative Maintenance and Service contracts for the Manufacturing areas of responsibility
  • Every employee must implement Kruger environmental policy in their daily tasks. In particular, employees are responsible to abide by legal and corporate environmental requirements, and must adhere to all environmental procedures.  Every employee is responsible to report all environmental incidents and any potential environmental hazards.  All supervisory personnel are responsible to ensure that their employees have the needed competencies to apply the operating procedures so that environmental controls are adequately implemented

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical and/or Engineering field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment in various maintenance and maintenance supervisory roles
  • Strong knowledge of CMMS systems, work order systems and related system/software including SAP
  • Strong knowledge of work management processes, labor estimating, resource balancing
  • Good working knowledge of facilities and industrial equipment and OEM requirements
  • Understanding of OSHA safety requirements, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of skilled trades, equipment fabrication, electricity and electronics, mechanics, PLC’s, machine drives, pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing and pipe fitting
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance and reliability improvement programs.
  • Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively lead work teams as well as work as a team member
  • Organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to read and understand machine drawings and/or schematic diagrams.
  • Computer literacy/competency including MS Word and MS Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive in problem solving and to lead the resolution of problems
  • Core Competencies should include: Customer Focus, Energy and Stress Management, Quality Orientation, Accountability and Dependability, Ethics and Integrity, Communication, Team Work, Problem Solving, and Operating Equipment.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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