International Paper Emergency Response Technician in SAVANNAH MILL, Georgia

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The Savannah Mill is currently seeking a qualified Emergency Response Technician (ERT). The Savannah Mill is located in Savannah, GA which is approximately 1-hour south of Hilton Head, SC and 2 hours north of Jacksonville, FL. The mill has approximately 650 employees.

Function and Scope

The Emergency Response Technician is the on-shift mill incident commander for all mill emergencies and provides mill support for mill safety and fire protection systems

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide Incident Command and leadership to the mill Emergency Response Team

  • Respond to all mill site emergencies - fire, hazardous materials, medical and natural disasters

  • Provide first aid and emergency medical treatment; resolve injury management concerns; complete paperwork

  • Perform all Reliability/Basic Care (weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual) inspections/tests of the mill fire protection systems

  • Interface with Corporate Risk Management and FM Global, especially with fire system impairments

  • Perform drug screens (including Random screenings)

  • Issue high hazard hot work permits and all confined space permits

  • Develop and implement training plans for the mill Emergency Response Team

  • Classroom and field instruction for the mill Emergency Response Team

Minimum Qualifications

  • State of GA EMT-I or NREMT-A

  • Operations Level trained in hazardous material response

  • Trained to State of GA Firefighter 1 or NPQ Firefighter 1

  • Must be able to work shift rotation including nights, weekends and holidays

  • Applicant must possess excellent problem solving and leadership skills.

  • Applicant must be a self starter, confident and knowledgeable enough to make decisions without supervisory input. Decisions made can affect the Savannah Mill operations.

  • Applicant must also be able to work with all levels of employees, especially mill management, to resolve issues with all aspects of emergency response, fire systems, confined space, hot work, and safety.

Qualifications Preferred

  • Fire Officer 1 certification

  • Trained in all aspects of Incident Command

  • Trained in rescue operations

  • Trained in basic industrial fire fighting

  • Basic knowledge of fire protection systems

  • At least two years of Emergency Response experience

  • Knowledge of Savannah Mill operations and process

    This posting will expire on 12/14/2018

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