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E&I Front Line Leader


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Position Title: 

E&I Front Line Leader – Fibers/Pulp Mill/Recycle


Pay Rate:


$87,000 - $127,000


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:

238 Mays Bridge Road

Rome, GA 30165


The Job You Will Perform:

The Rome Mill is currently seeking an E&I Front Line Leader (FLL) in our Maintenance Department. 

The Electrical and Instrumentation Front Line Leader, Fibers/Pulp Mill/Recycle is responsible for the work activities of an entire E/I crew, including; planned, scheduled and emergency work assigned, code compliance, quality of workmanship, training, housekeeping and all other E/I maintenance efforts.  The Electrical and Instrumentation Front Line Leader, Fibers/Pulp Mill/Recycle reports to the Area Maintenance Manager.

  • Works with Production staff to determine ways to assure and improve the reliability of equipment and systems. 
  • Assure safety awareness, safe work and compliance with safety rules and policies in all work performed by Crew.
  • Provides assistance and technical advice necessary to assist in the manufacturing process.
  • Leadership, including workforce engagement, diversity, employee development and Labor relations.
  • Communicate mill and department performance levels and standards to Craftsmen.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all field work is performed in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Keep current documentation on all equipment and maintain appropriate specifications.  
  • Competencies Include: Building Effective Teams, Command Skills, Customer Focus, Managing Vision and Purpose, Business Acumen, People Development and Strategic Agility

 The Skills You Will Bring:

  • H.S. Diploma, post secondary degree or B.S. degree in Engineering required.
  • Five (5) years of industrial maintenance experience in an Electrical or Instrumentation role, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
  • Pulp & Paper Mill Electrical & Instrumentation Maintenance Supervision experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills combined with technical knowledge and operations experience in pulp and paper manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral) with proven ability to coach, educate and motivate.
  • Proven leadership ability in guiding a customer-focused organization to meet its business objectives.
  • Understanding and commitment to the concepts of high performance work systems and change management.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Successful Candidate Should Have the Ability to:

  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety
  • 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
  • Approach positional 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
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Maintain process knowledge and understanding of Maintenance operations
  • Make timely and effective decisions
  • Desired Competencies: Customer Focus, Process Management, Conflict Management, Confronting Direct Reports, Delegation, Developing Direct Reports, Managing Diversity, Integrity & Trust, Listening, Motivating Others, Drive for Results, Building Effective Teams, Action Oriented, Dealing with Ambiguity, Timely Decision Making, Problem Solving

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 2023 were $18.9 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.
Rome  GA  30165

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Rome, GA, US, 30165

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 23, 2024

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