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Area Process Manager- Paper Machine #2

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Pine Hill, AL, US, 36769

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.


Pine Hill Mill

Area Process Manager – PM2


General Information:  This position is Area Process Manager for the #2 Paper Machine at the Pine Hill Mil and reports to the Finished Products Business Unit Manager.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Champion safety efforts resulting in superior performance by modeling and maintaining an environment of safe work practices and proactive approach to safety management.
  • Responsible for the operations and management of the #2 Paper Machine.
  • Provide leadership and resources to support engagement and a high performance work team.  Champion the 1:1 process.
  • Understand Customer Satisfaction and be committed to products which consistently meet the specifications.
  • Take initiative to pro-actively deal with issues both with the team and cross functionally, ensuring communication flows to and from the team.
  • Lead team in goal setting and performance management consistent with company and mill direction.
  • Understand the environmental impacts of production processes to ensure continuous compliance.
  • Set clear expectations and hold employees accountable for meeting them.
  • Develop and maintain excellent manufacturing systems.



  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience with strong commitment to safety leadership
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering required or comparable degree or 10+ years pulp/paper manufacturing experience/making in lieu of degree.
  • Successful completion of a First Line Leader assignment on a paper machine
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
  • Must have an engaging work style
  • Proven Leadership of hourly employees
  • Demonstrated competence to work:
    • With minimum supervision
    • With all levels of mill mgmt.
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills


Competencies include but not limited to:

  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organizational/Business Skills
  • Planning Skills


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. 

Pine Hill AL 36769 

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery