Liner Mill Maintenance Manager
Why did I join Smurfit Kappa?
Smurfit Kappa presented an excellent opportunity for personal and career development. The people working for this company are passionate, dedicated, smart, and innovative; the perfect mix of fun and effective.
My career path with the company
I started with OCCG as the Liner Mill Maintenance Manager in July 2012.
What I am currently working on?
I am working on delivering maintenance as effectively and efficiently as possible for the Liner paper machine in addition to improving the safety of the employees by standardizing naming and labeling for equipment Lockout/Tagout. We use Oracle as our Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and improving the training and data entered into the CMMS will increase the functionality of the system, allowing us to automate many of the practices that are being done manually, improve preventative maintenance scheduling and reduce overall operating costs.
What has been the most rewarding experience at Smurfit Kappa?
I really enjoy implementing the continuous improvement requests submitted by employees. These requests help make their jobs easier, more productive and safer. Another highlight was the opportunity to visit several other mills and build relationships with their management teams. The depth of knowledge among the mills is extraordinary, and everyone has been very helpful and eager to share knowledge.
What does one working week look like?
The weeks are fast paced and full of variety, from repairing infrastructure to researching new pieces of equipment for process changes to evaluating costs and ways to improve efficiencies.
What does the future hold?
I am excited about the expanded opportunities that are available with Smurfit Kappa and I look forward to a long and successful career.
What advice would you give someone considering joining Smurfit Kappa?
If you are looking for an energetic, fast-paced working environment that strives for continuous improvement, this is it.