International Paper Laboratory Technologist in RED RIVER MILL, Louisiana

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A professional that under supervision performs laboratory testing related to environmental compliance, process monitoring, quality assurance, etc. Supports and maintains the various laboratories throughout the mill. Maintains and manages test equipment throughout the mill. Performs vessel entry atmospheric testing. Handles hazardous materials shipments and mill Radiation Safety related needs. Reports directly to the Quality Manager.

Position Requirements

  • Performs routine environmental compliance testing

  • Prepares and submits environmental compliance reports

  • Performs routine process testing

  • Collects samples and submits them for off-site testing and reports results

  • Prepares laboratory chemicals for all of the labs throughout the mill

  • Inventories lab supplies and orders them as needed

  • Performs quality assurance crosschecks of paper test lab equipment

  • Troubleshoots problems with testing equipment and arranges for repairs when needed

  • Performs atmospheric testing of confined spaces and for hot work

  • Maintains all mill atmospheric testing equipment

  • Mill resource for proper packaging and shipping of hazardous materials


  • 5+ years industrial manufacturing environment experience with environmental & safety knowledge required.

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a laboratory environment is preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field is preferred

  • Good computer skills are required

  • Attention to detail is a must

  • Physically fit enough to climb stairs and ladders on a regular basis is a required.


Action Oriented

Timely Decision Making

Decision Quality



Priority Setting

Problem Solving

Drive for Results

Time Management

Customer Focus

Integrity & Trust

Interpersonal Savvy


Peer Relationships

Dealing with Ambiguity

Functional Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Self Development

Technical Learning

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

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