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Area Process Manager Power & Recovery


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Area Process Manager – Power and Recovery

Springfield, OR

Salary Range: $105,300-$140,400

The Job You Will Perform:

The Power and Recovery Area Manager is responsible for the overall leadership of the Power and Recovery area at the Springfield, Oregon paper mill. The successful candidate will have knowledge of power and recovery operations including boilers, evaporators, steam header operations, turbine generator, and air systems. Candidate must be a strong safety advocate and lead their team in achieving safety excellence.  Candidates should also be well versed in operator training processes. Position will have on-call responsibilities that involve other areas in the mill and will report to the Recovery Business Unit Manager.


Key Accountabilities:

  • 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)
  • Drive engagement to ensure the crews have ownership and feel valued within the organization
  • Build effective systems and materials such as operating procedures, troubleshooting documents, and other training materials
  • Own the manufacturing work systems (MWS) process to prioritize and plan daily work, routine outages, and annual outages including operational, maintenance, and contractor tasks.
  • Seek out and implement best practices using teams, databases, vendors, and other technical resources
  • Lead training processes in alignment with GMTI to ensure a team of highly skilled members
  • Participate in cost reduction program idea generation and implementation process
  • Lead by example and ensure acceptable work practices and all company mandated policy requirements are being followed
  • Provide leadership to troubleshoot operating issues with recovery and power boilers, evaporators, turbine ops, and air and feedwater systems
  • Support other salaried staff including Operations Maintenance Coordinator, Technical Assistant, and Process Engineer
  • Sets expectations for hourly team member operational performance
  • Ensure reliability plans for major area equipment rebuilds are met
  • Develop and support area capital planning to allow the department to meet reliability and cost reduction targets  
  • Assist with developing yearly budget for recovery operating department
  • Drive 5S activities in the area, including leading 5s improvement projects as needed

The Skills You Will Bring:

    • BS Degree in Engineering preferred
    • Minimum 5 years related experience in Power and Recovery businesses
    • Strong commitment to safety in all aspects of business operations
    • Strong interpersonal leadership skills and ability to motivate others
    • Technical problem solving skills
    • Ability to manage teams and projects
    • Good written and verbal communications skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project)

The Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Paid time off including vacation and holidays
  • Retirement and 401k matching program
  • Medical and Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance

The Career You Will Build

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good stewart 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 Enjoy:

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, and North Africa, and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting International

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identify, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.
Springfield  OR  97478

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Springfield, OR, US, 97478

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 7, 2023

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