Engineer Reliability, Intermediate

Engineering / Ingénierie Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania


Domtar Paper Company is North America’s largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper. Situated near the Allegheny National Forest, the Johnsonburg Mill is a key asset in the Domtar portfolio playing a vital role in the company’s strategic plan.  Although Johnsonburg Mill has been in operation for over 125 years, this fully-integrated paper mill has undergone a complete modernization in the early 1990’s with a $600 million investment.  The mill is well positioned for the future.

Johnsonburg, in the heart of Elk County, offers fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, and skiing. The small town charm can be found in nearby cities like St Marys, Ridgway, and Kane that offer locally owned restaurants and quaint shops. Johnsonburg Mill is located between Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, PA for those who enjoy activities like sporting events or major concerts. 


The Reliability Engineer will provide support for the needs of the business in the maintenance reliability function.  This support includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Identify & implement improvements in process & equipment reliability across the Mill by working closely with operations & maintenance personnel.
  • Provide maintenance engineering, technical assistance & reliability leadership/support.
  • Coordinate & supervise both Mill & contract personnel as needed.
  • Serve as a key interface for electrical Reliability improvement by reviewing equipment history & performing failure cause analysis.
  • Review existing preventive maintenance processes for value to the maintenance effort & propose changes as necessary to improve the reliability of the assets.
  • Guide efforts to maintain and/or improve reliability of plant equipment and processes. 
  • Define, develop, administer and refine the equipment asset care, condition monitoring and preventative maintenance programs. 
  • Support Maintenance teams: Help resolve technical issues or repair procedures as required; precision maintenance direction; Failure Elimination, RCFE Facilitation.
  • Execute outage work/projects as assigned

The Reliability Engineer’s responsibility is to maintain and improve the reliability of our manufacturing operations by eliminating production limiting failures from our process and increase the life of our assets.  The reliability engineer will partner with operating, maintenance, engineering, purchasing and mill leaders to realize improved reliability in all process areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering(T) required 
  • Minimum of 4 years of industrial engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Rotating equipment troubleshooting aptitude
  • Understanding of electrical systems and motor design/failure modes
  • Some Experience in utilizing reliability systems, methods and processes
  • Knowledgeable in using SAP PM Applications or ability to learn
  • Must have good interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interact at all organizational levels
  • Be highly motivated, innovative and results oriented

You must successfully complete a selection process that may include, but is not limited to, interviews, aptitude tests, criminal background investigation, references verification and pre-employment drug-screening.

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 I 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.