Electrical Automation Reliability Superintendent - Maintenance

Jackson, AL 36545, USA Req #9201
Friday, December 15, 2023

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

Function and Scope

The function of this position is to provide direction and leadership to ensure the maintenance repair, and installation of mill automation and electrical equipment and facilities meet department and mill objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for developing and implementing plans to ensure safety, quality, productivity, and efficient utilization of automation maintenance personnel. Support the operating departments by providing maintenance input on long-term automation equipment decisions and maintaining the existing equipment to insure maximum uptime. Arrange for supporting services from outside contractors and equipment required to meet department needs. Assure selection, training, and evaluation of hourly and salary automation maintenance personnel. Perform performance reviews and salary administration. Provide input to the daily and weekly planning to ensure work schedules and manpower assignments are cost effective. Establish, develop, implement, improve, and monitor the automation preventive maintenance program to reduce unscheduled downtime. Support the operating departments by providing input to shutdown scheduling and long-term equipment decisions to ensure maximum uptime. Arrange outside services as required to meet department goals.

Supervision and Leadership Exercised

This position supervises four (4) maintenance hourly automation techs and two (2) salary engineers.

Reporting and Accountability Relationships

This position reports to the Process Control and Automation Manager.

Decision Making Authority

This position has authority to assign automation mechanics, make decisions on equipment maintenance requirements.

Business Contacts

Business contacts for this position include all maintenance employees, Purchasing Department, Engineering Department, Production Departments, various sales representatives, and contractors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and minimum three (3) years job related experience preferred or Associates Degree in related field with seven (7) to ten (10) years job experience.
  • Knowledge of operation, repair, and maintenance of automation equipment, drives, Allen Bradley PLCs, IBA, Virtual Servers (preferred), Networking (preferred), key maintenance indicators, and pulp and paper industry.

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

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

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  • Jackson, AL 36545, USA