Reliability Engineer

Engineering / Ingénierie Nekoosa, Wisconsin



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Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and airlaid nonwovens. With approximately 5,800 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day.

Through our values of agility, caring and innovation, we constantly find better ways to serve our customers, support our employees and strengthen our communities.

The Reliability Engineer is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of mill reliability processes within the area of assigned responsibility. The engineer will help to define and participate in the development of reliability processes to improve maintenance and reliability of machinery in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill. This includes providing technical direction, assistance, and solutions to maintenance and operating personnel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and implement improvements in process and equipment reliability by working closely with operations and maintenance personnel.
  •  Maintaining key reliability processes in accordance with the One Domtar standards.
  • Work with maintenance, engineering and operations personnel to support daily, monthly and annual scheduled maintenance outages within the field of reliability maintenance and engineering.
  • Work with mechanical maintenance and operations personnel to complete mechanical maintenance projects and preventive/predictive maintenance checklists and standards.
  • Support the mills goals for safety, environmental, and other areas of need.
  • Utilize predictive and preventative maintenance programs to identify and correct equipment issues.
  • Input and update equipment information and documentation.
  • Develop equipment manuals for precision inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Manage area equipment PM and maintenance programs.
  • Look for opportunities to solve issues, reduce cost, and improve planning performance.
  • Solve problems utilizing the mill’s RCFA program.
  • Effectively manage contractors for job performance.

This description is a summary of the position and not all-inclusive of responsibilities. It is subject to change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent education and experience.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in mechanical/reliability maintenance.
  • Experience in predictive maintenance technologies such as vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasound, tribology, etc.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Project.
  • Proven knowledge of reliability systems, methods, and processes.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Pulp & Paper industry experience.
  • Experience in RCM or FMEA
  • SAP experience
  • MLT1 certified or greater
  • Certified in predictive maintenance technologies.
  • Experience with DMSI MAINTelligence or other route-based software tool.

Desired Aptitudes:

  • Ability to be able to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to exhibit excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills.
  • Capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving, ambiguity, and change.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
  • Ability to read and understand technical correspondence, memos, instructions, and reports.
  • Ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Strong planning and follow-up skills. Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at one time.
  • Excellent people and process management skills.


To comply with the Domtar Affirmative Action Program, selection shall be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.  Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. We are also committed to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.