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Electrical Capital Project Engineer


Position Title:

Electrical Capital Project Engineer


Pay Rate:

$100,000 - $115,000 

Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-Time Exempt/ Scheduling flexibility available


Physical Location:

Columbus Cellulose Fibers

IP – Columbus Mill

4335 Carson Road

Columbus MS  39701


This position supports International Paper’s Columbus Mill (CCF), located in Columbus, Mississippi.  CCF is a vital part of International Paper’s Global Cellulose Fibers Business.  We are a converting operation that produces specialty fibers used in the production of diapers and other absorbent personal care products.


The Job You Will Perform:


This position reports to the Plant Maintenance Manager and is responsible for moderately complex engineering projects and directing the work of assigned technical associates to promote increased performance and reliability of machinery and equipment through failure analysis.


Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results.  Safety Certification in IP system required.
  • Work with operations and maintenance teams to implement strategic maintenance initiatives that support achievement of reliability objectives, key performance metrics, and maintenance cost objectives, and capital projects execution.
  • Drive continuous improvement through positive influence, IP best practices, FMEA, and RCFA.
  • Responsible for all aspects of project management: scope development, estimating, planning, design, prioritization, scheduling, implementation/construction management, and budget management.
  • Responsible for process variability reduction and equipment reliability improvements.
  • RCFA facilitation by leading a group to quickly and thoroughly identify and solve latent causes.
  • Responsible for ensuring projects are compliant with all environmental and safety requirements.
  • Provides electrical and instrumentation (E&I) design support to the Maintenance Department including capital projects.
  • Provides technical assistance and advice as necessary to aid in troubleshooting complex issues in manufacturing processes.
  • Support the Electrical Power Distribution system and Motor Champion programs.
  • Support the planning effort and execution of Plant shutdowns to include:  complex job planning, job coordination, resource planning, and financial management.
  • Monitor effectiveness of E&I predictive and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Support Maintenance training processes in alignment with GMTI to ensure highly skilled team members.
  • Build effective systems and materials such as operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting documents (TCC), and other training materials.
  • Complete technical process evaluations and improvements.
  • Seek out and implement best practices using teams, databases, vendors, and other technical resources.
  • Serve as a contractor coordinator (IPCC) as required.
  • Participate in the 5S program, including leading 5S improvement projects as needed.
  • Participate in cost reduction program idea generation and implementation process.
  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation.
  • Rotate with other leaders to provide Weekend Duty leadership.





The Skills You Will Bring:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ mechanical engineering experience
  • Power Distribution and/or Control Systems (i.e., Siemens, Rockwell, Emerson) required
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with AutoCAD and all Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry is preferred
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Proven commitment to safety and safety processes
  • Strong technical foundation in electrical engineering
  • High level of initiative and motivation
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written)
  • Able to work independently and excel with minimum supervision
  • Desire and ability to work as a team player
  • Desire to aggressively learn and continue to develop knowledge and skills


Key Competencies:


  • Drive for results
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technical & functional skills
  • Planning
  • Organizing


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:


  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:


  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:


We continue to build a better future for people, the Plant, and our company!  IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years.  Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:


International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces.  You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC.  We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products.  We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness.  Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally.  We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion.  Additional information can be found by visiting

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Columbus, MS, US, 39703

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 19, 2024

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