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Chief Boiler Operator


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Position Title

Chief Boiler Operator 1st Shift


Pay rate

Starting at $35.90


Sign-on Bonus:       

$1000 after 30 days

$500 after 6 months

$500 after 1 year



Hourly Full time

1st Shift (7am-3pm)

Monday to Friday with some additional required weekend days.


Physical Location:

Shakopee Container Plant

3701 4th Ave E

Shakopee, MN 55379


The Job You Will Perform:

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced production environment.   Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality, and productivity. 

  • Operate and maintain high and low-pressure boilers, fire system equipment, and auxiliary equipment
  • Monitor and test boiler water chemistry and level, chemical, and fuel levels
  • Perform minor pipe repairs
  • Replace worn parts, including valves and filters
  • Ensure optimal and continuous operation of mechanical systems by performing routine inspections and maintenance, monitoring metering equipment and adjusting levels as necessary
  • Maintain systems by scheduling regular inspections, cleanings, filter replacement and all other tasks necessary to keep all components performing optimally; identify and repair or replace malfunctioning components
  • Ensure safety by monitoring/testing safety equipment/devices, identifying potential issues and taking appropriate steps to suspend operations and repair the problem
  • Perform necessary repairs and replacements, obtain replacement parts and upgrade components as needed while staying within the budget
  • Lead team of operators and delegating repair, maintenance and monitoring tasks, scheduling jobs, and providing appropriate instruction.
  • Study to keep current on knowledge of all applicable safety laws and regulations in order to ensure full compliance at all times
  • Create and enter properly documented records of operation, inspections, maintenance routines, repairs, and safety activity
  • Sustain up-to-date knowledge of developments in relevant technology and make recommendations for overhauls and upgrades
  • Make adhesive used in corrugating process
  • Operate wastewater treatment equipment and ensure water discharge meets POTW standards


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Minnesota Chief B Boiler License or higher
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly safety-conscious
  • Strong trouble-shooting skills
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Welding experience a plus
  • Driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Physical stamina
  • Proficiency in computerized maintenance management system
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Must be willing to work OT including Saturdays as needed


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), and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training, promotional opportunities



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. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly 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.
Shakopee  MN  55379

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Shakopee, MN, US, 55379

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 23, 2024

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