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Area Manager - Power Recovery


Position Title

Area Process Manager – Power Recovery

Pay Rate:

$100,700 - $144,380

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



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

International Paper – Georgetown Mill

700 S Kaminski Street

Georgetown, SC 29440


 The Area Process Manager – Power is responsible for the coordination and direction of special activities for the power plant which managing all maintenance activities, mechanical and electrical, in the Power area.  Major equipment in the department includes 2 power boilers, 2 recovery boilers, 2 sets of evaporators, 3 turbine generators, utilities (air, water, steam) and a regenerative thermal oxidizer. This position is also responsible for the mill water supply. Fiscal accountability for area maintenance and repair budget commitment is required.  Continually improve equipment reliability through focus on preventative and predictive maintenance, root cause failure analysis and chronic problems.  Facilitate efforts in planning and scheduling to increase productivity of the work force.  Computer, maintenance management and supervisory skills required to coach maintenance resources to improve engagement, increase productivity and reduce overall cost.

The Job You Will Perform:

  • Display safety leadership above all things and at all times and ensure environmental compliance systems are reliable and accurate
  • Possess leadership, interpersonal skills, and the ability to drive change
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Maintain a participative working style with the ability to be a team player within the Business Unit and mill wide
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to operations by working with the other business units to balance operations for the good of the mill
  • Focus on accountability and results
  • Possess thorough knowledge of mill equipment and systems
  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels
  • Work effectively in a manufacturing systems based environment with a strong commitment to reliability and the use of Manufacturing Excellence tools and work systems to ensure sustainability and predictability of results.  Systems include but are not limited to operating procedures, trouble-cause-correction documents, key performance indicators, meeting scripts, SAP maintenance plans, etc.
  • Engage team in achieving individual, team, department, mill, and company goals; manage plans to ensure the crew has ownership and feels valued within the organization
  • Execute job responsibilities in a sound business manner
  • Strive to establish and achieve challenging budgets to deliver year over year savings.  Gain maximum value for the dollars invested.  Be an active member and leader of mill cost reduction team initiatives.
  • Ensure crew skill development is a healthy and active process
  • Maintain strong organizational skills, handle multiple tasks effectively, plan and execute daily, weekly and outage schedules
  • Display initiative by completing assigned tasks and being self-motivated


 The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering related discipline is required or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of four (4) + years of operations/maintenance experience in power, recovery, or equivalent areas (turbines, feed water, air compressors).
  • Knowledge of environmental impacts of power equipment and processes.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper Industry is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong technical foundation in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiar with Auto CAD and SAP or similar systems.
  • High level of initiative and motivation.
  • Able to excel with minimum supervision and work independently.
  • Desire and ability to work as a team player.


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training and promotional opportunities within a global company


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, 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. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and 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 2022 were $21.2 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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Georgetown SC 29440


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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 22, 2024

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