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International Paper Technical Assistant in VICKSBURG, Mississippi

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: 11/26/19-12/10/19

FLSA: Exempt

Relocation Paid: Yes

Candidate Identified: No

Technical Assistant – Paper

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.

The technical Assistant Paper at our Vicksburg, MS Linerboard Paper Mill will be responsible for improving paper machine efficiency and helping to improve cost control, quality and compliance specifications.

Function and Scope:

  • Ensure a safe work environment and be a leader for safety

  • Assist the Business Unit Manager, Superintendent, and Area Manager in the overall operation and efficiency of the machine.

  • The end results should include: a safe efficient operation, a consistent, quality product, controlled cost, and reliable equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain high standards in safety and housekeeping. Attend safety meetings. Address areas of concern. Complete SWOs and PJSA.

  • Troubleshoot machine and associated equipment issues and work to improve operational efficiency.

  • Work with both internal and external groups to improve reliability of operations.

  • Create and implement systems to improve runability and efficiency of paper machine. Aid in writing SOPs, TCCs, training, developing trial plans.

  • Self-Development – take advantage of training opportunities and development assignments by personal initiative.

  • Responsible for improving machine efficiency and helping to improve cost control, quality, and compliance specifications.

  • Fill in for OMC or APM during their absence.

  • Assist on field days as needed.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of all capital projects and field days and annual outages.

Reporting and Accountability Relationships:

  • This position receives direction from the Area Process Manager and/or Business Unit Manager. It functions as an assistant to the Area Process Manager and has wide latitude for decisions pertaining to overall operation of the paper area. This includes decisions on machine efficiency issues and performance.

  • Accountable to internal and external customers.

Business Contacts:

  • Internal: All support groups: fibers, utilities and maintenance – requires constant communications to accomplish the task of producing linerboard of high quality in a safe efficient, low cost manner.

  • External: Supplier and other vendors

Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience: BS in Engineering or other related field of study or high school diploma with equivalent experience. At least 5 to 10 years related experience.

  • Experience in paper mill operations, coordinating shutdowns, and project management.

Skills and Competencies: Action oriented Dealing with Ambiguity Functional/Technical skills Intellectual horsepower Problem Solving Process Management Managing through systems

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

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