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Technical Assistant Fiber


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 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper’s Springfield, Oregon paper mill is currently seeking a Technical Assistant for the Fiber Area.  The Springfield Mill is a 1,650+ ton per day containerboard mill. The Technical Assistant is responsible for assisting the Fiber Team with the leadership, coordination and technical expertise to support and optimize the day-to-day operations of the Fiber Area. This position reports to the Finished Products Business Unit Manager.



Key Accountabilties: 

  • Display safety leadership above all things and at all times and ensure the highest expectations are in place with respect to environmental compliance
  • Lead process problem solving and process optimization to improve Fiber Performance
  • Supervise area chemical suppliers and manage chemical trials and optimization
  • Support Mill Quality Manager by providing product quality leadership and assist in investigating customer issues and claims and paper machine trials
  • Support Mill Process Control Team to assure QCS and DCS controls are maintained and optimized
  • Support the Area Team and Reliability Group in reliability investigations and timely completion of RCFA action items
  • Support Area Team as 5S Champion
  • Support the Mill Manufacturing Excellence team to identify and implement cost reduction projects
  • Participate in the development and execution of capital projects
  • Assist Area Managers and First Line Leaders in Operator Training and Certification



Required Education/Experience:

  • Technical education consisting of BS or higher in chemical or mechanical engineering, pulp and paper technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of operational experience in pulp and paper.
  • Active participation in safety, labor relations, problem solving and other committee/team activities.
  • Hands-on experience in education/training, maintenance planning and scheduling with high degree of computer skills.
  • Direct involvement with customer service related to product and service.
  • Green/Yellow Belt Certification desirable.



  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and listening skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge related to the manufacturing process.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage and/or lead projects and teams of people.
  • Proven leadership ability in guiding a customer-focused organization to meet its business objectives.


Key Competencies:

  • Acton Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Informing
  • Organizing
  • Priority Setting
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Integrity and Trust



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.
Springfield  OR  97478


Springfield, OR, US, 97478

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 8, 2022

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