International Paper Fiber Quality Representative in GEORGETOWN MID, South Carolina

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Posting Dates: 10/9/18-10/23/18

FLSA: Exempt

Relocation Paid: Yes

Candidate Identified: No

Be a safety leader. Provide field level leadership of chip and fiber fuel fiber testing along with supplier analysis. Conduct technical inspection and evaluation on chip and fiber fuel producing equipment. Analyze, test, audit, and perform maintenance on chip and fiber fuel quality laboratory and various sampling infrastructure components. Provide resource information to various joint teams. Document and communicate benchmarking and reference information to suppliers and customers. Conduct training on systems and equipment as required. Ensure fiber quality labs meet all region and corporate safety, health and environmental guidelines. Oversight of fiber quality lab productivity, cost and quality deliverables. Utilize a structured, analytical approach such as manufacturing excellence to ensure continuous improvement and process sustainability. Support Global Sourcing and Mill team members in process improvement.

PL may vary based on experience

Education & Qualifications:

  • BS Forest Resources or related degree, or AA in Forest Technology or related degree, or 3 to 5 years’ experience in chip manufacturing/processing /maintenance or commensurate experience in similar manufacturing environment, or in manufacturing quality control

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including weekends and holidays.

  • Overnight travel up to 40% of time.

  • Must be able to adapt to change, be effective at dealing with different personalities and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

  • Skilled/knowledgeable of chip and fiber fuel producing equipment.

  • Skilled/knowledgeable of machine diagnostic tools, other.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, Power point)

  • Knowledgeable in Manufacturing Excellence applications.

Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that International Paper Pulp and Paper Mills receive optimum fiber quality to digesters for pulp and boilers for steam generation:

  • Demonstrate and deliver safety excellence by taking safe actions and complying with all safety policy and training requirements.

  • Facilitate delivery of highest quality chip fiber and fiber fuel fiber to pulp and paper mill customers that contributes to the highest sustainable fiber value by providing field analytical, technical and diagnostic support to internal and external suppliers.

  • Work closely with our internal mill partners to identify and act upon fiber quality and yield improvement opportunities.

  • Deliver appropriate information and data to suppliers and mill customers by documenting and benchmarking fiber quality and yield data and technical reports and using IP’s database programs.

  • Ensure fiber quality infrastructure components meet standards for valid, reliable, and consistent data by performing calibration, maintenance, audit, and other duties as required.

  • Institutionalize protocols and standards by providing training for fiber quality lab personnel and others associated with the process.

  • Willing to accept temporary assignments that require travel.

Job Scope

  • East Region – Three to four International Paper Pulp and Paper Mills. Key External Vendors: Sawmills, Chip mills and In-Woods chip producers delivering chips and fiber fuel to those facilities.

  • Positively and professionally represent International Paper

  • Positively represent International Paper in dealings with internal and external contacts.

  • Communicates quality and safety program expectations and specifications to external vendors.

  • Communicates vendor/supplier’s safety and quality issues to FS team members.

  • Assists in minimizing overhead / procurement expenses.

  • Functions well in a team focused work environment.

Key Competencies:

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Customer Focus

  • Action Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Technical Learning

  • Command Skills

  • Communication Skills – both oral and written

  • Time Management

  • Listening

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Peer Relationships (FS team, mill partners, suppliers, vendors)

  • Functional computer skills and knowledge of software applications

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

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