Reliability Engineer - Stevenson, AL

Reliability Engineer - Stevenson, AL

1611 County Road 85
Stevenson, Alabama, 35772
United States

Reliability Engineer - Stevenson, AL


WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

1611 County Road 85
Stevenson, Alabama, 35772
United States


The Opportunity:


This position provides leadership and support to improve, increase, and optimize the reliability of the mill process equipment and eliminate unscheduled equipment downtime. This position works within the reliability department and reports to the Maintenance Reliability & Planning Manager.

The Stevenson Mill is a complex, fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility with two machines that manufacture corrugated medium and is one of North America’s largest semi-chemical pulp and paper mill.  Stevenson, Alabama is centrally located between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama.  This is a unionized facility with approximately 400 employees.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Manage the lubrication and inspection program.

  • Recommend innovative solutions to increase equipment and facility life

  • Reduce maintenance costs through the analysis of repetitive equipment failures/breakdowns and predictive maintenance analysis reports

  • Drive Root Cause Failure Analysis process

  • Resolve mechanical reliability issues to increase process reliability and decrease cost (mill wide)

  • Provide leadership and daily technical assistance for mechanical issues for the maintenance organization

  • Managing maintenance resources or contractors during outages or project implementation 


What you need to succeed:

  • The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Reliability Engineering, OR 3-5 years career progression from Technician role with reliability projects experience (if no Bachelors Degree)

  • Experience planning and implementing maintenance / reliability projects

  • Must have some proficiency with Excel (understand reporting, understand data / metrics)

  • 2+ year’s reliability experience

  • Driven, self-motivated

  • Strong engineering, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Effective communication and leadership skills


Plus (Not Required):

  • Experience in Pulp and Paper or related industry is a plus

  • JD Edwards experience is a plus



What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 




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