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Laboratory Technician - Package testing


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


We currently have an opening for a Laboratory Technician at our Indianapolis Customer Commitment Center in Indianapolis, IN. This position is responsible for the testing and evaluation of paper and paperboard samples and corrugated packaging as requested by containerboard mills, manufacturing facilities and their direct customers.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform tests using various industry standards, including TAPPI, ASTM, and ISTA test methods.
  • Analyze test data and compare results to specific quality standards.
  • Work directly with customers to determine package compression and transit simulation performance of customer packaging.
  • Routine calibration and maintenance of lab testing equipment.
  • Participation in a wide variety of projects related to paper quality and package performance.
  • Perform shipping/receiving functions as required.
  • Safe operation of powered industrial trucks.
  • Perform daily activities in compliance with documented safety requirements.
  • Routinely handle test materials weighing 50 lbs or more.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • College degree in a scientific discipline preferred, with special consideration to candidates with packaging degrees or equivalent experience of at least one year in quality assurance for a paperboard or corrugated manufacturing facility.
  • Working knowledge of TAPPI, ASTM, ISTA procedures is preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written).
  • Strong analytical skills, which includes a basic knowledge of statistics, data collection techniques, and problem solving tools (flow charts, control charts, histograms, bar charts, etc.)
  • Prior forklift experience preferred.


Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Written Communications
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Priority Setting



International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at


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.
Indianapolis  IN  46268


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46268 STATE WIDE, IN, US, #

Category:  Technology
Date:  Sep 15, 2022

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