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Corporate Reliability & Maintenance Specialist - Press Reliability

Job Req ID:  8945


Date:  Mar 13, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

The Corporate Reliability & Maintenance Specialist – Press Reliability will be responsible for maximizing/leading efforts to ensure the reliability and maintainability of all presses across LP. Including, the leading/administering the plants proactive maintenance programs and leading/administering the Reliability Excellence programs, including Root Cause Analysis, asset strategy development, asset protection strategy development deployment, and leading and supporting other operational and reliability improvement initiatives to reduce unplanned downtime associated with presses. The Corporate Reliability & Maintenance Specialist will also provide leadership and support for the Site Reliability Engineers.


We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Facilitate and support sites on Root Cause Analysis.
  • Analyze equipment histories and data to identify and address specific repetitive failures.
  • Further development and administration of the downtime tracking program to ensure consistency of tracking throughout the business unit.
  • Regularly review downtime reports and equipment histories to identify solutions for reoccurring maintenance problems.
  • Support and Lead asset strategy development and implementation.
  • Apply value analysis to make maintenance decisions, i.e., repair/replace and repair/redesign.
  • Specify and develop standard repair techniques for major repetitive tasks, such as component replacements.
  • Works with Maintenance Planner/Scheduler/Area Leaders, as necessary, to develop job scopes for major unique jobs.
  • Develop the standardization processes, which influence new construction and equipment purchases including materials, equipment and spare parts.
  • Identify potential cost reductions through extended parts life, reduced labor cost, and other part-related improvement techniques.
  • Participates in the review phase of design of capital additions and changes in plant layout to ensure full maintainability of equipment, utilities, and facilities.
  • Participates in approval of all new installations, including those done by contractors, to ensure their maintainability and reliability as influenced by life cycle costing
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What do I need to be successful?

  • 10+ years’ experience in Maintenance, Reliability, or Plant Engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of Press engineering, maintenance, or reliability experience
  • 5+ years’ experience working in wood products manufacturing or similar industry
  • Ability to lead change and transfer knowledge at all levels of the organization, through mentoring, coaching, and training
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing process
  • In-depth Knowledge of Maintenance and Reliability systems and process improvement process
  • Experienced and trained, with the ability to train others in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Modes Effects Analysis FMEA
  • Knowledge of safety, health and environmental rules, laws, requirements and applicable LP programs
  • Knowledge of correct application of systems and processes that ensures continuous improvement (safety, maintenance, quality and manufacturing)
  • A creative approach to new ideas
  • Knowledge of engineering and design principles
  • Demonstrated oral, written communication, and problem solving, effective organizational, motivational and project management skills
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources
  • Ability to effectively implement change
  • Ability to use computer and supporting software


  • BS in Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering preferred

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) preferred

  • Minimum of an Associate degree and equivalent training and experience


Work Environment

  • Remote/plant environment

  • Travel 50-75% of time



LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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