Reliability Lead L2

Posting Start Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: WAGRAM, NC, US, 28396

Company: Cascades


At Cascades, Sustainable Development means Respecting the True Nature of our 10,000 talents. We put you first:

  • Group insurance & 401(k)/Retirement Plan with company contributions
  • Extraflex annual benefit of $1500 to use toward life enrichment goods & services
  • Profit Sharing Plan (not once, but three times per year!)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Base Salary Range for RELIABILITY LEAD $72k-$108k

At our Cascades facilities in Wagram, North Carolina you can develop your full potential, sustainably, by applying your expertise within the Cascades Tissue Group of our team as the Reliability Lead:


  • Define standard processes and tools to handle defects (DH) and ensures that processes are executed properly to improve equipment reliability and performance.
  • Define / execute on standards for Breakdown Elimination (BDE) minor issues execution (6W2H) and major issues execution (root-cause analysis) and problem solving. 
  • Follow up with operators to ensure that any defects were handled properly.
  • Support operators in identifying and solving problems that caused breakdowns.
  • Determine planned maintenance needs and prioritize work orders / schedule the process for conducting planned maintenance.
  • Share best practices with other Reliability Leads
  • Ensure constant communication with the maintenance department to establish area priorities.
  • Continuously improve established maintenance processes including Defect Handling and Breakdown Elimination
  • Train and coach operators to handle different aspects of maintenance including DH and BDE and CID
  • Reduced negative impact of  machine reliability.
  • Support CI Pillar and Reliability Management Pillar


Bring out the best in yourself. Commit. Evolve. Persevere. Every day, our green-blooded colleagues choose to respect their true nature by contributing with passion to our mission.



  • Excited by working with and leading team members dedicated to achieving goals.
  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in mechanical engineering and/or design engineering in a Paper Mill ideal
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to interpret, evaluate and analyze facts and information to support problem solving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations with an open mind considering creative and standard processes.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Experience and/or basic understanding of Lean Production System principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well and communicate with others.
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  • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial technology, or other related degree.  A combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. 
  • 3+ years’ experience as a maintenance, reliability and or engineering technician in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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