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Product Engineer


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Position Title

Product Engineer


Pay Rate:

$73,200 - $97,600

*varies by experience



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

Corporate Headquarters

Memphis, TN


The Job You Will Perform:

The Product Engineer will directly contribute and add value to Commercial and Operational Excellence for Industrial Packaging.  This role is unique in that it will work broadly across the Containerboard Business and with North American Container (NAC), routinely engaging with Sales, Manufacturing, IT, Supply Chain, Test Labs, Technology, Manufacturing Excellence and other functional areas to deliver results.  The Product Engineer supports the development and review of product specifications, testing procedures, trials, innovation, and quality information systems.  He/she communicates and works with containerboard mills, sales, technical, converting divisions, box plants, and outside customers to evaluate product performance against specifications, to develop a better understanding of product performance needs, and to resolve new product development questions.  The Product Engineer is key in the support of the Customer Technical Service groups’ need for data and testing.  This role will prepare the successful candidate for future growth roles possible within the Technical Services department, NAC, Mill Mfg, IT, Manufacturing Excellence, Commercial or Supply Chain roles. 


  • Coordinating product testing related to trials, complaints, and competitive analyses (20%)
  • Support Containerboard quality standards, projects, and initiatives to improve product quality, reduce product variability, and improve customer experience (20%)
  • Updating and maintaining business processes and work systems to manage grades, specifications, quality data, reporting, technical materials and resources (20%)
  • Assist Technical Services team in trials and evaluations at mills and box plants (15%)
  • Strategic technical work analyzing data and drawing conclusions from internal and external research (10%)
  • Developing new grade requests and leading the business through the steps necessary to run successful trials (10%)
  • Coordinating special projects with outside labs and vendors (5%)

Travel:  <30%

  • Role will be based out of Memphis, TN, and timing for any associated relocation is negotiable. Hybrid work schedule (WFH + in office) option available as well.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS Engineering and/or Paper Science required
  • 3+ years Paper manufacturing experience preferred
  • Quality Assurance experience preferred



  • Organization
  • Good communications with multiple groups (mills, customer service, upper management, supply chain, customers, technology)
  • Prioritization
  • Flexibility
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Learn on the fly
  • Computer Savvy (Excel, Proficy, Business Reports, Power BI, SAP, Sharepoint)
  • Written and Oral Presentation Skills


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • You will have opportunities to learn, develop, and contribute to the success of International Paper.
  • Our team is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds.
  • You will have the opportunity to grow your global business acumen and perspective.


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 2021 were $19.4 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.
Memphis  TN  38197

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MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38197

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Dec 4, 2023

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