ENGINEER-- Maintenance Mechanical -Counce TN Mill

Counce, TN 38326, USA Req #9589
Friday, February 23, 2024

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.

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Position Summary:  As a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at our paper mill facility, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective maintenance, repair, and optimization of mechanical equipment critical to the paper production process. You will utilize your expertise in mechanical engineering and maintenance principles to maximize equipment reliability, minimize downtime, and support the overall operational efficiency of the mill.

Principle Accountabilities: 

  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate mechanical maintenance activities to ensure the uninterrupted operation of papermaking equipment, including but not limited to pumps, conveyors, boilers, turbines, and associated systems.
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to diagnose and resolve complex mechanical issues, utilizing root cause analysis techniques to identify underlying problems and implement effective solutions.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs tailored to specific equipment and processes, incorporating reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) principles to optimize maintenance strategies and extend equipment lifespan.
  • Oversee the execution of maintenance tasks, including routine inspections, lubrication, alignment, and component replacement, ensuring compliance with safety protocols, manufacturer guidelines, and engineering standards.
  • Utilize computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) to manage work orders, track equipment history, and analyze maintenance data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, reliability engineering, and procurement, to support equipment upgrades, modifications, and reliability improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in the selection, installation, commissioning, and acceptance testing of new equipment and upgrades, providing input on design considerations, maintainability, and reliability.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical maintenance applying knowledge to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Maintain documentation of maintenance activities, equipment specifications, manuals, and spare parts inventory, ensuring accuracy and accessibility for maintenance planning and decision-making.

Interactions: Works with hourly, salary and the management team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 0-3 years of experience in mechanical maintenance within an industrial manufacturing environment, preferably in the pulp and paper industry.
  • Good understanding of mechanical systems, equipment, and components commonly used in papermaking processes.
  • Leadership abilities with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Problem-solving skills and a systematic approach to troubleshooting mechanical issues.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and organizational levels.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices in industrial maintenance.

All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

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

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  • Counce, TN 38326, USA