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Technical Assistant Utilities (Waste & Water, Lime Kiln and Recaust)


Position Title

Technical Assistant Utilities (Waste & Water, Lime Kiln and Recaust)


Pay Rate:

PL 13 (will vary based on experience)



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

2449 Stagecoach Rd

Oglethorpe, GA 31068




Position will act as a resource for all facets of day-to-day operations in the Utilities area, while designing systems to build long-term stability and reliability. The Utilities Technical Assistant will be heavily involved in a broad spectrum of areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Technical, and People. They must help manage the safety, environmental, people, operations, and reliability performance of the Utilities Department. The primary areas of focus for this role will be: Waste & Water, Recaust, and Lime Kiln, but this role will also support across Utilities.



The Job You Will Perform:

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

  • All safety and environmental results for the Utilities Department (Waste & Water, Lime Kiln, and Recaust).  
  • Building, communicating, and executing consistent operating practices across all shifts.
  • Developing and maintaining Operator engagement through communication, empowerment, and training.
  • Assist in directing and leading the Crew Leaders with clear expectations and accountability.
  • Investigating, resolving, and implementing process improvements.
  • Interfacing with other departments to ensure quality parameters are achieved and maintained.
  • Serving as operational support for reliability efforts, including MWS, Basic Care, IEPM, and RCFA.
  • Serving as operational support for capital needs, including the development of FEL1 level of the Project Development Process (PDP).
  • Providing support on project management and/or outage management during weekly/annual outages.
  • Managing area costs and meeting budget.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned



The Skills You Will Bring:


  • 5 years’ experience in Waste & Water, Recaust and Lime Kiln.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate to groups and individuals at all levels.



  • 5 years of prior Pulp and Paper Industry experience with a demonstrated record of safety commitment and results.
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering or a related field



Desired  Competencies:

  • Results Orientated
  • Managing through Systems
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving


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:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities


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.


Oglethorpe, GA, US, 31068-8425

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

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