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Chemical or Boiler/Turbine Operator


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


Physical Location: Savannah Mill

                                1201 W Lathrop Ave Savannah, GA 31415


Compensation: Starting rate is $24.17/hr. with opportunity to quickly train and certify. Top operator rates as high as $37.82.


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Pension and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • On the job training to advance your career and earn higher wages
  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities including supervisory, training and safety advocate roles


Shift Schedule: Our mill is a 24/7 operation which requires flexibility. We operate on the Du-Pont 12-hour shift schedule.

Example: The order of shifts below is starting from Monday to Sunday

DS= Day Shift, 6:15am-6:15pm

NS=Night Shift, 6:15pm-6:15am



The Job You Will Perform:

As a Chemical or Boiler/Turbine Operator Trainee, you will start in an entry-level position and perform general physical activities. You will be on track with our training and certification program to learn advanced technical skills. You will be responsible for managing our recovery boiler that produces power to the mill or manage the chemical process associated with our caustic room, lime kiln and recovery boiler.


This type of training to further your career involves the physical, technical and critical thinking ability to safely perform the following:

  • General Physical Activities- Considerable use of whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials. Opening and closing valves. Flushing or cleaning equipment. Walking down equipment.
  • Analyze Data, Make Decisions and Problem Solve- Observe and receive information from relevant sources, including but not limited to online data collection systems. Retain and use this information to troubleshoot and correct problems.
  • Monitor and Control Quality- Collect samples and run tests to record data, such as pH levels, temperatures, pressures, and/or processing times. Monitor gauges, recording instruments, and/or flowmeters to ensure that specified conditions are maintained.
  • Control Processes – Continuously watch monitors to detect and correct malfunctions. Think quickly to adjust as necessary to correct production problems and ensure optimal performance.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Critical Thinking-  Analyze situations and using logic to address issues
  • Processing Information- Capacity to absorb process information effectively and use procedures/training to respond accordingly
  • Active Listening-  Respect team members, take time to understand, and ask questions as appropriate
  • Communication- Convey information to Front Line Leaders and Managers in order to take appropriate action
  • Team Player- Collaborate and work cooperatively across a multi-functional team


This Career Will Require:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility- Being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Dependability -Being reliable and responsible. Demonstrating punctuality.
  • Self-Direction- Demonstrating initiative and willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges with minimal supervision.
  • Stress Tolerance- Being calm and effective during high-stress situations.


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 125 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 global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world's largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what's next. 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.

Savannah, GA  31415

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Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jul 11, 2024

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