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Power Area Process Manager


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. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


Posting Dates:  5/25/2022 - 6/8/2022


The Power Area Manager position is responsible for the constant supply of steam, compressed air, gas, fuel oil, waste fuel, raw water treatment, and electric power distribution to the Mansfield containerboard mill.  The Power Area Process Manager’s role is to provide leadership to the power area operations team and operating shift crews to achieve the mill and Power Department objectives. The Power Area Process Manager is responsible for developing process improvement plans and implementing systems for continuous improvement, and for managing the Power Area team in a goal-oriented environment to deliver and exceed target results in the areas of safety, engagement, cost, reliability, and quality.  This position reports to the Superintendent of Utilities.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assure a safe and highly motivated workforce by demonstrating leadership in safety and environmental efforts, by being a positive role model, by addressing safety issues and concerns.
  • Provide leadership, clear direction, and develop personal accountability to maintain a satisfactory work environment for all employees by providing fair and equal treatment of all reports in the department.
  • Manage the performance and development of salaried and hourly members by setting clear expectations and standards of performance and identifying and providing the necessary skill development training.
  • Coach, lead, support, and develop the department shift managers, collectively as well as individually.
  • Direct and lead all manufacturing activities in a manner that meets or exceeds performance and budget expectations.
  • Facilitate integrated action plans for productivity and cost goal attainment and select champions to lead individual integrated action plan items.
  • Continuously improve the operation by staying current with new technologies, sharing best practices, identifying non-value added elements and modeling continuous improvement.
  • Support the goals and initiatives of all Businesses supported by the Mill.



Qualified candidates should possess knowledge of the Power area operations and processes. This includes knowledge of maintenance management principles and should have the talent to secure, display, communicate, evaluate and analyze data. Candidates should understand the use of key metrics to help manage the overall operations. Candidates for this position must possess a clear ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks and demonstrated ability to work with and lead teams to execute work based on standards and procedures. 


Candidates should also have good oral and written communication skills, computer use competencies, in addition to being skilled in group and one on one communication.



  • Bachelor degree in a technical discipline or equivalent education/experience combination
  • Ten years of manufacturing supervisory experience (preferred).


Key Competencies:


Managing and Measuring Work

Action Oriented

Building Effective Teams

Interpersonal Savvy

Conflict Management

Functional Technical Skills

Priority Setting

Change Management





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.
Mansfield  LA  71052



Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jul 22, 2022

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