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First Line Leader- E&I


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Position Title

First Line Leader – Electrical and Instrumentation


Pay Rate:

$86,800 - $119,800

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:

3203 International Dr.

Selma, AL



Riverdale Mill, located in Selma AL, is a complex, fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility with two machines, one producing Brite Top liner and one producing uncoated free sheet.  In addition to the machines, the mill includes multiple process lines, including wood handling, pulping and OCC, power and recovery, sheeting operations and effluent treatment.  The E/l FLL leads a electrical instrumentation maintenance crew of approximately ten (10) hourly team members supporting one of Riverdale Mill’s operating areas, and works in partnership with the area Mechanical FLL to ensure the reliable operation of the area equipment.  This position reports to the Business Unit Area Maintenance Manager (AMM).


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Lead and direct the general mechanic team in a goal-oriented environment to deliver results in the areas of safety, engagement, and reliability excellence.
  • Manage team compliance with company and mill policies, procedures, and other requirements.
  • Approve pay and vacation scheduling for the team, and complete other administrative tasks consistent with the requirements of the labor agreement and mill/company policy.
  • Conduct 1:1s with employees to provide and receive guidance and development feedback.
  • Identify individual and organizational training needs and implement training plans (hard and soft skills).
  • Coordinate with operations to prioritize and schedule maintenance activities.
  • Coordinate with AMM and with other areas of the mill to share maintenance resources when necessary to accomplish maintenance tasks mill wide.
  • Coordinate with area Mechanical FLL to jointly resource tasks and solve problems across maintenance disciplines.
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues and support identification and implementation of solutions.
  • Serve as contractor coordinator for vendor or contractor resources when necessary.
  • Serve as a key member of the MWS team, fulfilling positional responsibilities within the MWS process.
  • Complete responsibilities in alignment with IP reliability systems (RCFA, PM/PdM, Precision Maintenance, etc.)
  • PLC knowledge and experience
  • Improve existing or implement new work systems as necessary to ensure the sustainability of progress/positive results.
  • Serve on a weekend duty team for the Maintenance department.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • B.S. degree in engineering or related field, or comparable work experience
  •  3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing, preferably in mechanical maintenance and/or paper industry operations.
  •  Previous supervisory experience a plus
  • Completion of the IP Front Line Leader modules or other leadership development preferred.

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 and 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.
Selma  AL  36701-8311

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SELMA, AL, US, 36701-8311

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 12, 2024

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