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Capital Project Engineer - Electrical


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Position Title

Capital Project Engineer – Electrical



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.

Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

1750 IP Way

Orange, TX 77632


The Job You Will Perform:

To develop the major requirements for meeting project objectives, or to lead and coordinate the design and construction activities that will meet cost and process requirements for a project; or to coordinate the design, drawings, and specifications that will meet process and facility objective.   Support and exemplify the vision and principles of International Paper and the Orange Mill.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate and lead as appropriate in safety process improvement to ensure an injury free work site.
  • Evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria for assignments.
  • Inspect and evaluate the condition of specific process equipment.
  • Recommend procedures, alterations and modifications to extend the useful life and reliability of the assets.
  • Troubleshoot operational issues with equipment and causes of downtime and implement projects or procedures to eliminate them.
  • Manage all phases of projects, contractors, communication, scheduling, planning.
  • Communicate analysis to mill personnel; i.e., mill management, technicians, etc.
  • Provide sound project management for development, approval, planning and execution of a wide variety of projects from maintenance work orders to large capital projects.
  • Responsible to maintain, update and revise the engineering files and drawings.
  • Manage major projects that are engineered by contract engineering resources, including determining the appropriate engineering deliverables (design and documentation) for assigned projects and management of engineering contractor processes, procedures and workflow.
  • Overall management of the procurement process including bid analysis (commercial and technical), negotiation and awarding of work associated with the procurement of equipment and services, expediting, factory acceptance activities and resolving contract issues.
  • Lead the effort in process equipment application and innovation and make recommendations for process improvement in day-to-day and long-term performance.
  • Utilizes maintenance and financial software system to perform job functions for purchase requisitions and project cost accounting.
  • Coaches safety in others and leads by example.
  • Understands and meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Develops, maintains, and uses reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.
  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Maintains and develops team relationships.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Able to deal with Ambiguity
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Organizing
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perseverance
  • Priority Setting
  • Self – Development
  • Technical Learning
  • Time Management
  • Timely Decision Making





Qualifications include:

  • 5 plus years of pulp and paper experience preferred.
  • 10 years industrial experience.
  • BS Degree or higher in electrical engineering.
  • Self directed and driven individual
  • Advanced knowledge of the processes used in the paper industry, including equipment used in the process or complex industrial processes.
  • Understand the standard mill inspection routines, including safety considerations involved in each inspection.
  • Advanced knowledge of diversified technical processes and engineering principles/practices of related engineering activities.
  • Engineering experience in mill operations, capital projects, and/or related vendor manufacturing activities.
  • Familiarity with CAD or similar software.
  • Experience working in a quality focused environment
  • Knowledge of and leadership in paper mill safety practices.
  • Experienced in the use of SAP Plant Maintenance and Financial programs
  • Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the following areas:

Capital project development and execution processes, safety, pulp and paper manufacturing processes, industrial regulatory requirements, reliability, project cost controls, portfolio management, strategic planning, startup / ramp up planning, engineering management, estimating skills, contracting strategies, construction management and outage planning and execution



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. 


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.
Orange  TX  77632

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Orange, TX, US, 77632

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 20, 2023

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