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Manager Area Process Power II

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Oglethorpe, GA, US, 310688425

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


Responsible to lead and guide the overall performance and supervision of the utilities / power equipment and to ensure the equipment performs in a reliable and cost effective manner.  The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of international Paper and the Flint River Mill.



The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team member may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company.

  • Manage the safety, environmental, people, operational and reliability performance of the Utilities / Power Department.
  • Interface with other operating departments frequently to ensure operational stability across the mill. 
  • Investigate and implement process improvements.
  • Support other leaders as necessary with the business unit.
  • Drive the reliability culture within the department.
  • Work with the Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC) to set Manufacturing Work Systems (MWS) priorities and achieve MWS metrics for the area. 
  • Provide support on project management and / or outage management during weekly / annual outages.
  • Coordinate multiple contractors as required.
  • Provide strategic direction for capital and technical resources.
  • Support development of capital projects.
  • Participate in capital planning and prioritization for the area.
  • Communicate progress toward achieving goals, as defined in the deparment’s scorecard, throughout the organization.
  • Set clear expectations and ensure individual accountability.
  • Create an environment where excellence is standard.
  • Foster team member inclusion through frequent communications of deparment / mill progress as well as specific, engaging assignments aimed futhering results of the department and the mill.
  • Establish training expectations and certification requirements for the area.
  • Key leader / champion of work systems based operational and training functions.



  1. Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
  2. Noise levels in excess of 90 dB.
  3. Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally.
  4. Walking around on a frequent.basis.
  5. Climbing stairs / ladders.
  6. Abililty to work in a confined space.
  7. Ability to work at heights.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering related discipline is required or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of four (4) + years of operations / maintenance experience in power, recovery, or equivalent areas (turbines, feedwater, air compressors).
  • Knowledge of environmental impacts of power equipment and processes.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper Industry is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong technical foundation in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiar with Auto CAD and SAP or similar systems.
  • High level of initiative and motivation.
  • Able to excel with minimum supervision and work independently.
  • Desire and ability to work as a team player.



Action Oriented                                      Command Skills

Confronting Direct Reports                     Developing Direct Reports

Motivating Others                                   Drive for Results

Listening                                                 Building Effective Teams

Organizing                                              Planning

Priority Setting                                        Problem Solving

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.