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Technical Assistant

Description: 

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia.  We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries.  Net sales for 2016 were $21 billion.  For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

 

The Riverdale Mill is currently seeking Technical Assistants (TA) for mill operations.

 

Position Scope:

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 Technical Assistant (TA) role is an assistant to area operations management and acts as a resource for all facets of day-to-day operations, while designing systems to build long-term stability and reliability.  This role is heavily involved in a broad spectrum of areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Technical, and People, and supports safety, environmental, people, operations, and reliability results for the area.  Reporting for this position varies by area.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results
  • Develop tools and systems to maintain compliance with all applicable environmental permitting and ensure all environmental compliance systems are reliable and accurate (NCG, air, water, etc.)
  • Support training processes in alignment with GMTI to ensure a pool of highly skilled team members
  • Build effective systems and materials such as operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting documents (TCC), and other training materials
  • Support engagement processes to ensure the crews have ownership and feel valued within the organization
  • Coordinate within each business unit and across other business units to optimize area production to meet the needs of the department and the mill, including process balances as needed (e.g. upset conditions and outages)
  • Complete technical process evaluations and improvements
  • Seek out and implement best practices using teams, databases, vendors, and other technical resources
  • Support the manufacturing work systems (MWS) process to prioritize and plan daily work, routine outages, and annual outages including operational, maintenance, and contractor tasks
  • Coordinate outage and other routine work as needed, which may include review of bid proposals and planned spending to ensure maximum value is achieved
  • Serve as a contractor coordinator (owner’s rep) as required
  • Support improvements in a healthy and highly functioning basic care process
  • Lead ongoing improvement efforts in reliability pacesetter elements
  • Participate in the 5S program for the area, including leading 5S improvement projects as needed
  • Participate in cost reduction program idea generation and implementation process
  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation
  • Implement systems to improve/sustain results, including PI processbook pages, excel spreadsheet tools, Proficy based centerlining systems, etc.
  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings
  • Lead and sustain continual improvement of Manufacturing Excellence culture within the business unit
  • Fill in for area operations leaders as needed
  • Fulfill weekend duty team leadership role for the department

 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety
  • Quickly develop thorough knowledge of mill 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
  • Possess Manufacturing Excellence (ME) certification of white or green belt
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively

 

Required Experience:

B.S. degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent practical experience required. Prefer 3 to 5 years’ experience in Pulp, Paper, or Power operating areas of a paper manufacturing facility

 

Pay Level 11-14 (PL) may vary depending on experience.

 

Desired Competencies:

Customer Focus, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Process Management, Managing Through Systems, TQM/Reengineering, Confronting Direct Reports and Others, Developing Direct Reports and Others, Directing Others, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Motivating Others, Drive for Results, Sizing up People, Building Effective Teams, Understanding Others, Action Oriented, Business Acumen, Command Skills, Conflict Management, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Learning on the Fly, Managerial Courage, Managing and Measuring Work, Problem Solving, Standing Alone.

 

                                                                          

"International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans"

 

Location: 

SELMA, AL, US, 36701-8311

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 30, 2022

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