International Paper Structural Designer in GRIFFIN BOX, Georgia

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We currently have an opening for a Structural Designer that will support our Atlanta Georgia Complex. The position will be based in Griffin, GA. The Atlanta Complex facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers. This position reports to the Complex Design Supervisor.


As an active part of the Sales organization, this position exists to provide effective solutions to exceed customer needs and expectations. This position is responsible to creatively approach the challenges brought forth to provide solutions that not only meet the expected criteria but also ensure effective plant productivity and profitability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide local operations support

  • Support the Complex to achieve market share in key identified markets.

  • Work to improve profitability on current business to ensure complex success. Utilize creative production-friendly solutions to ensure maximum machine efficiencies.

  • Provide support to the sales organization. Utilize creativity and technical expertise to bring comprehensive solutions to effectively ensure customer success.

  • Provide customers and sales with prototypes of designs to ensure acceptance of solutions. Utilize the SCORE CAD software and the entire division design support organization to achieve end results.

  • Participate in developing customer relationships by utilizing creative, technical and selling skills.

  • Utilize the Adobe Illustrator (graphic) software for design purposes.

  • Use testing equipment in effort to optimize construction of product at minimum cost.


Create packaging solutions to increase IP’s profitability, market share and competitive advantage. Position impacts the business ROI by developing design solutions that impact corrugator’s trim ability, converting machine efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Must liaison with internal technical organizations, sales, customer service, manufacturing, management and customers.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focus

  • Action Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Priority Setting

  • Decision Making

  • Presentation Skills

  • Creativity

  • Functional/Technical including: computer skills utilizing SCORE software; knowledge of corrugated processes; selling skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Design or related field and 2 years of experience are preferred.

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