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Environmental Engineer


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Position Title: 

Environmental Engineer


Pay Rate:

$91,500 - $122,000

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:

7600 AL - 10

Pine Hill, AL


Position Scope:

The Pine Hill Mill is a complex, fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility with two machines.  The mill includes multiple process lines of wood handling, pulping, power and recovery, and effluent treatment.  The scope of the position includes implementing, coordinating, maintaining, and monitoring the progress of environmental programs.  The position works within the EHS&S group and reports to the EHS&S Manager.



The Job You Will Perform:

The Environmental Engineer’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the mill is aligned with corporate initiatives and priorities
  • Interfacing directly with state regulatory agencies and community members to represent the mill within the community and region
  • Participates in environmental compliance audits and assists the sites in closing the open action items
  • Prepares, reviews and updates environmental reports  
  • Interacting with and providing regulatory guidance to mill operations, maintenance, and management personnel on a day-to-day basis 
  • Managing day-to-day air activities and provide supervision to hourly team members
  • Working with operations and maintenance to prioritize maintenance work and communicate needs back through the maintenance organization
  • Participating as a member of EHS&S department; maintaining strong relationships with other business unit personnel as well as operating and maintenance department leaders
  • Coordinating and communicating with operating departments regarding regulatory concerns/support, including periodic training for salaried and hourly teams on environmental compliance as needed
  • Working with mill engineering and operations to evaluate capital projects for potential permitting needs
  • Serving on a weekend duty team for the EHS&S group
  • Providing environmental outage coordination, both for routine and annual outages
  • Coordinating annual regulatory air compliance stack testing activities
  • Filling in for EHS manager when needed
  • Acting as owner’s representative for contractors providing services within EHS&S department
  • Providing visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results
  • Completing safety audits to ensure internal and external resources are complying with safe work practices
  • Reporting and communicating safety and performance measurements against objectives
  • Leading and delivering results through GMS based systems; assuring compliance with GMS expectations
  • Develop Corrective Actions Plans to address systematic gaps
  • Participating and leading in the development of Environmental Management System procedures for water, waste, and air management
  • Actively using and improving upon existing systems for managing daily activities, including development of standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Initiating and facilitating problem solving through trouble-cause-correction processes (TCC)
  • Understanding and promoting Manufacturing Excellence (ME) tools and processes; participating and leading ME improvement initiatives in the department
  • Supporting 5S program for the area and drive improvement projects, audit systems, and excellent results
  • Implementing systems to improve/sustain results
  • Facilitating the implementation of new procedures and controls required by the change in facilities, products, and corporate policies and procedures



The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Successful candidate should have the ability to:
  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety
  • Actively promote a culture of engagement and respect
  • Represent both company policy and direction, as well as actively advocate for crew/team needs and concerns
  • Quickly develop thorough knowledge of department and mill operations processes, equipment and systems
  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels including external regulatory agencies and community members
  • Approach responsibilities in an inclusive manner by engaging all team members in area, department, and mill
  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change
  • Work effectively alone or within a team
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or with teams
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Maintain process knowledge and understanding of EHS&S operations, regulatory requirements and systems
  • Make timely and effective decisions

Required Experience:

  • No less than five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment (pulp and paper industry experience preferred). 
  • Environmental area experience or knowledge is preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience with practical application of environmental regulations desired. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental sciences, or other related field required. 
  • Must be experienced using a computer and skilled in word processing, spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Excel), SAP business systems, and other databases. 
  • Plant Applications and PI ProcessBook experience preferred. 


Position level may vary based on experience.


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 within a global company.


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.
Pine Hill  AL  36769

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Pine Hill, AL, US, 36769

Category:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Jun 20, 2024

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