International Paper Safety Engineer in RIEGELWOOD MILL, North Carolina

International Paper

Global Cellulose Fibers - North Carolina - RIEGELWOOD MILL

Job Position: Safety Engineer

Position Description:

The Safety Engineer at International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill will provide leadership and support for the Safety and Occupational Health programs at the mill. This position reports to the Safety Manger to develop, implement, support and administer site safety programs to ensure the mill complies with all applicable health and safety corporate initiatives, laws and regulations to achieve an injury free workplace. Pl will vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Safety Program Support: (Assignments will be a combination of safety, health and industrial hygiene programs)

  • Coordinate IH exposure assessments

  • Conduct safety and health training programs

  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, & tools to ensure compliance with government regulations and IP policies in a way that leads to a safe and injury-free work environment

  • Develop safe standards works practices with line personnel and monitors conformance through safety and housekeeping inspections and audits

  • Coordinate health and safety audit programs including corrective action plan implementation and tracking – both internal and external

  • Recommend changes to reduce safety hazards and health risks

  • Provide tools, information and guidance to the department hourly Safety Advocates so that their efforts are cohesive, uniform, and coordinated, including annual safety training

  • Develop an annual safety calendar (training schedule, milestones, significant activities, etc.)

  • Foster the mill culture change toward a vision of an accident-free workplace by:

  • Demonstrating behaviors that reflect the core principles of safety and a personal commitment to safety excellence

  • Systematically communicating activities and recognizing accomplishments

  • Engaging all mill employees in the safety process and empowering them to take personal ownership for safety results

  • Bridging the gap between levels in the organization through data analysis, open data sharing, and facilitating thoughtful dialog

  • Supporting established teams to more effectively accomplish their mission (department safety committees, Mill Safety Leadership Team, Pedestrian Safety Teams, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or technical discipline with significant related experiences

  • Exposure to OSHA general industry requirements

  • 2+ Years of experience at a manufacturing facility

  • Experience in PSM/Process Safety Management is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a developed competency to influence others

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Must be an effective listener

  • Clear ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines

  • An ability to manager change and conflict

  • Established skill to execute work based on standards, procedures and systems

Key Competencies:

Dealing with Ambiguity

Time management

Action Oriented

Innovative Management

Drive for Results

Interpersonal Savvy

Priority Setting

Planning and Organizing


Conflict Management

Command Skills

Functional/Technical Skills

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