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Process Improvement Engineer


Position Title

Process Improvement Engineer



Pay Rate:

Starting at $105,000




Hourly Full-Time (10pm-6am – Monday-Friday)



Physical Location:

Based out of Olympia, Washington and supporting multiple facilities



The Job You Will Perform:

The Process Improvement Engineer will work closely with a variety of different groups and departments within NAC, but will report directly to the Region General Manager with functional reporting to the Area Manufacturing Manager.


The Process Improvement Engineer’s responsibility is to increase the overall productivity of the region by analyzing facility performance utilizing key metrics: Corrugator MSF/hour, Converting MSF/hour, maintenance budget, and electrical & mechanical downtime. The Process Improvement Engineer will also have influence in assisting the region on capital allocation decisions and defining implementation strategies.


To effectively impact performance, the Process Improvement Engineer should have an understanding of effective throughput management with ability to lead & speak to troubleshooting efforts, familiarity with maintenance budgets, and comfort working with key suppliers & creating influence without authority.



The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS/BA in Engineering; preferred Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial
  • 3+ Years of manufacturing experience
  • Experience in a heavy industrial environment in operations and/or maintenance
  • Corrugated packaging manufacturing experience preferred
  • Support safety as a core value
  • Support the region’s efforts to achieve consistent reliability results
  • Develop solutions to chronic repetitive failures by analyzing data; be the owner of the region chronic reliability list & lead efforts to provide priority resolutions to these issues
  • Perform root cause failure analysis on major reliability incidents to identify & correct physical, human, and latent root causes especially for chronic reliability problems
  • Support & provide expertise and capital projects
  • Identify capital solutions to reliability opportunities
  • Provide support for capital project development & implementation, include spare parts identification, purchase & inventory management
  • Coordinate and review vendor equipment, installation and other discipline drawings for operability and maintainability input
  • Assist in checkout and start-up activities, conduct post completion audits of all capital projects in your region
  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings
  • Ability to assist & assure both monthly waste and msf/hr plans are effective and being implemented
  • Identify bottlenecks within plants and aid in development of plans to increase machine speed



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, 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 plant, 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. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly 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. 


Olympia, WA, US, 98503-1811

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jan 9, 2023

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