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Regional Process Improvement Engineer

Description: 

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 InternationalPaper.com.

 

 

SUMMARY

The Regional 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 Regional Process Improvement Engineer will also influence assisting the region with capital allocation decisions and defining implementation strategies. 

 

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

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Regional 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.

  • 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, including 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 the development of plans to increase machine speed.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

 

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

  • Functional/technical skills
  • Action-oriented
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Career ambition
  • Command skills
  • Directing others
  • Motivating others
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Organizing
  • Drive for results
  • Problem-solving
  • Process management
  • Strategic agility 
  • Building effective teams

 

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

 

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.
Jackson  MS  

Location: 

Richland, MS, US, 39218

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 4, 2022

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