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Manufacturing Engineer


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


Variety of Positions Available: Both Early Career and More Experienced Reliability Engineers, Process Engineers, Process Control Engineers,
Capital Project Engineers or Managers, Maintenance Planners, Front Line Leaders, and Health & Safety Professionals
at Multiple U.S. Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Sites

Our pulp & paper mills are complex facilities that sustainably convert trees and/or recycled fiber into products, such as packaging, boxes, and fluff pulp for hygiene and other products. Hundreds of interrelated mechanical, electrical, and chemical unit processes provide unlimited opportunities to utilize a combination of technical and people skills.



Advanced Analytics Center (Atlanta, GA)

Campti, LA

Cayuga, IN

Cedar Rapids, IA

Columbus, MSFranklin, VA

Georgetown, SC

New Bern, NC

Oglethorpe, GA

Pensacola, FL

Pine Hill, AL

Prattville, AL

Rome, GA

Savannah, GA (2 facilities)

Selma, AL

Springfield, OR


Key Accountabilities


  • Roles reside at specific pulp & paper mills across U.S., located primarily, but not limited to rural, southeastern & southern U.S.
  • Initial 18 to 36 months include active participation in world-class training & development program, combining virtual, hands-on, and face-to-face training and networking opportunities.
  • Work safely and be a safety leader in whatever job you hold.
  • Specific responsibilities vary by location & role. Examples may include:
    • Data analysis
    • Machine reliability
    • Coordinate aspects of shutdowns and start-ups for mill
    • Cost-reduction efforts for procedures, processes, etc. in mill setting
    • Project coordination / management
    • Training development for operators
    • Manufacturing process optimization
    • Working collaboratively with engineers, operators, contractors, interns/co-ops, managers, etc.

Key Challenges

  • Work with operators who have 20+ years of experience with the process and equipment
  • Learning the paper manufacturing process


  • College degree in engineering (preferred majors: Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Paper Science) or safety-related majors (e.g., Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or similar majors). Potential college hires must provide current unofficial transcripts, with cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.
  • Equivalent military experience (E5-6+ military rating), especially in power, maintenance, reliability, heavy equipment operations, etc.
  • Strong desire to work in heavy manufacturing setting
  • Experience with heavy equipment, maintenance, manufacturing operations work experience highly preferred, possibly internship and/or co-op experience
  • High regard for safety in the workplace and active willingness to be a safety leader
  • Able to learn on the fly, adapt in a highly dynamic environment, and effectively cope with and manage change
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, results-driven individual who can also perform well in a team setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including active listening
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills & experience (e.g., internships/co-ops, jobs, military supervisory roles, organizations/clubs/associations, projects, etc.)
  • Comfort with all levels of employees, including peers, engineers, contractors, hourly operators, and management
  • Open to relocation now and in the future

Must have access to reliable transportation


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.
Memphis  TN  38197


MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38197

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 10, 2022

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