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Fiber Line Process 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.


Pay Rate:

Starting rate is $24.17 per hr. with opportunity to quickly train and certify for higher wages.



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



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


Physical Location:

Savannah Mill

1201 West Lathrop Ave

Savannah, GA  31415


The Job You Will Perform:

As a Pulp Mill 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 chemical and pulp testing done on our two continuous digesters and be trained to manage the digester processes, both as a field operator and as a control room operator.

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. Unplugging pulp lines, shoveling chips, turning valves, flushing or cleaning equipment, using washup hoses and small hand tools.
  • Analyze Data, Make Decisions and Problem Solve – Observe and receive a bulk of information verbally from all relevant sources. Retain and use this information to access and correct problems.
  • Monitor and Control Quality – Collect samples to test quality of pulp at specified stages. Record data, such as Kappa numbers, temperatures, pressures, white liqur charges, processing times, or test results. Monitor gauges, recording instruments, flowmeters, or products 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 use logic to address issues
  • Mechanical Aptitude – Capacity to apply mechanical principles to solve problems
  • Active Listening – Respect team members, take time to understand, ask questions as appropriate and retain instructions provided
  • Communication – Convey information and process instructions effectively
  • Team Player – Collaborate and work cooperatively across a multi-functional team

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 Disability, 401(k) and/or Pension (where applicable), Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement),  and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

  • Adaptability – Being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Dependability – Being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Self-Direction – Demonstration of initiative and willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges with minimal supervision
  • Stress Tolerance – Accepting feedback, being calm and effective during high-stress situations
  • Self-Motivation – Establishing and maintaining challenging goals and exerting effort toward training and moving up to the next position. Use feedback of performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Persistence – Persistence in the face of obstacles


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:  Jun 20, 2024

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