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Quality Tech

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46268-1662

Company: International Paper

International Paper Company, a leader in the industrial packaging industry, is seeking applicants for a full-time 3rd Shift Quality Technician in its Indianapolis, IN Corrugated Packaging Facility.


To support corrugated IBC manufacturing employees in the daily production of SpaceKraft products. This includes maintaining logs, records, quality analysis, lab testing, problem solving and special projects

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

All employees are responsible and accountable for Food Safety as directed by HACCP and SQF code modules 2 and 13, Category 27 for Food Packaging Producers.

Drive continuous-improvement activities using product and process data, including the facilitation of improvement teams.

Assist production associates, from a quality perspective, to work efficiently and effectively.

Ensure customer satisfaction and trust regarding product quality. This includes adherence to US FDA, Dairy, SQF, HACCP and all other agreed upon product safety requirements for food grade finished packaging products.

Inspect incoming raw material product and validate that it meets all the proper requirements.

Perform tasks that are associated with, but not limited to, first article inspections and any/all lab testing.

Assist with Management of Change through appropriate communications and recordkeeping practices, including logs, files, reports, and systems.  Communicate changes, both oral and written, with production team and other team personnel as necessary. Example: Participate and manage any/all “first article check” quality processes.

Ensure optimum effectiveness in scrap control.

Other activities as assigned by the manager.

The Quality Technician has no direct supervisory responsibility.

Participates in meetings and training sessions

Education/Experience/Licenses & Certifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Previous experience in quality and manufacturing is preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Previous lab and food industry experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Good communication skills required.

Skilled in Technical writing.

Skill in planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and coordinating work within a lab environment.

Skill in communicating effectively with various team members, management, and external organizations.

Ability to develop and implement food safety and compliance programs


Physical Activities and Requirements

Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Average Visual: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents and/or products, or operate machinery. Must be able to identify colors.

Physical Strength: Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.


Work Environment

Work hours are spent in a plant environment; work could include weekends, holidays, and non-standard hours; work involves exposure to web based machinery and moving mechanical parts


Prior to employment a background check and physical/drug screen are required. Compensation includes competitive wage, health, dental, life insurance, retirement savings plan, 401K, etc. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

All applicants must apply on line at

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities/Females, Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans



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