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Utilities APM Recovery & Evaps


Position Title

Area Process Manager  - Utilities Recovery & Evaps


Pay Rate:

$105,300 – 140,400

Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

2449 Stagecoach Rd

Oglethorpe, GA 31068


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.

  • Primary responsibility for leading Recovery & Evaps
  • Leads efforts in key focus area including safety, production and cost efficiencies, reliability, team member engagement, and environmental, to achieve or exceed targeted performance.
  • Lead the area to operational excellence through superior manufacturing techniques, application of ME tools and principles, total quality principles, and application of IP’s Reliability Roadmap tools.
  • Provides leadership and resources to support engagement and a high performance work team.
  • Ensure development and implementation of manufacturing systems; including use of sustainability tools such as Trouble/Cause/Correction (TCC) and Centerlining.
  • Help develop, demonstrate and support an organizational culture based upon values of empowerment, high involvement, and participative work force in a customer and quality focused organization.
  • Lead a total quality management process, which will assure the highest quality production and customer standards, which meet environmental requirements.
  • Develops, maintains, and uses sustainable methods for all processes and improvements.
  • Manages team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality, and sets clear expectations holding team members accountable for meeting them.
  • Maintains and develops team relationships.
  • Participate in the development of the budget and capital plan processes for area.
  • Lead area efforts in year-over-year cost improvement and supports the development and implementation of associated projects.
  • Ensure team member relations, efforts and processes are in place that maximize motivation and the desire to work at Flint River.
  • Communicate and lead the application of facility policies and standards.
  • Leads team members in goal setting and performance management consistent with company and mill direction.
  • Coordinate daily operations between shift teams with a focus on process optimization.
  • Help prioritize daily and scheduled shutdown maintenance.
  • Work with suppliers to form good partnership relations.
  • Coach safety in others and leads by example. 
  • Champions safety efforts by modeling and maintaining an environment of safe work practices and proactive approach to safety management.
  • Champions and fullfils area specific 5S Expectations (5 Minute 5S Checklists Replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S Audits, etc).
  • Understand and meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Develop, maintain, and use reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.
  • Maintain and develop team relationships.
  • Manage the communication efforts to support all of the above.


The Skills You Will Bring:


  • Previous team leader/supervisory, project management, etc. experience in the paper industry (two to five years). 
  • Proven ability to develop others.
  • Proven record of leading safe work practices.
  • Experience in setting good manufacturing practices and developing administrative and operative systems, including area goals and budgets, using the appropriate, reliable and sustainable methods.
  • Ability to fully utilize and build partnerships with external resources like IP Technology and suppliers.


  • BS in Science or Engineering.
  • Experience in working with Maintenance and Engineering in Optimization projects and work orders.
  • Experience working in High Performance Work System.
  • Leadership experience working in a quality focused environment
  • Knowledge of and leadership in paper mill safety practices.
  • GreenBelt Certification
  • Microsoft Project knowledge


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. On-site fitness center.


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 2022 were $21.2 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.

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Oglethorpe, GA, US, 31068-8425

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Feb 18, 2024

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