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Power Shift Manager


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Position Title: 

Front Line Leader- Power


Pay Rate:


Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.


Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

3737 Highway 3

Redwood, MS 39156


The Job You Will Perform:

At the Vicksburg Mill, the Utilities Shift Manager, as first line leader, is responsible for supervising and leading all aspects of shift operations for approximately 20 team members in the Utilities areas. The Utilities Shift Manager supports the operating crews’ contribution to achieving department and mill objectives and facilitates sound business decisions. The Utilities Shift Manager is accountable for the daily coordination of available mill resources to ensure continuity of mill operations, working closely with the Finished Products Shift Manager. Successful candidates should be self-motivated and display initiative by identifying and completing tasks. Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results.

The primary focus for the Shift Leader is to ensure the productivity and performance of the operating team in each of these key areas:

Safety— The Utilities Shift Manager demonstrates safety leadership, setting the highest standard for safety and holding all team members accountable to it.  The Shift Manager is responsible for correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions, driving a culture of safety with team members, conducting incident investigations, and completing safety observations. 

Operations— The Utilities Shift Manager manages daily shift operations of the Woodyard, pulp mill, and Power house with a focus on reliable operation.  The Shift Manager is responsible for meeting and exceeding established production goals by supporting routine and annual outages, driving completion of equipment care rounds and identification of reliability issues, coordinating shift maintenance and other resources to address reliability issues.

Communication— The Utilities Shift Manager actively communicates within the department, across the mill, and with all levels of the organization.  The Shift Manager must coordinate and communicate within the department with the Woodyard, Pulp, and Power Operators, creating alignment with the operating strategies and goals of the Woodyard, Pulp, and Power Area Process Managers and the Pulp/Power Business Unit Manager; hold monthly crew meetings, effectively communicate and plan production with all departments (Paper Machine and Shipping).  When necessary the Shift Manager will alert appropriate people of downtime and other operating issues, support the crews’ communication with other departments, assist in calling in and coordinating resources to address upsets, or to fill vacancies.

Continuous Improvement— The Utilities Shift Manager creates a culture of continuous improvement on shift.  The Shift Manager is responsible for harnessing the experience and creativity of all team members to improve the equipment, the workplace, and the process to achieve year-over-year improvement; capturing improvement ideas in the DRIVE system for further consideration and development; leading on-shift improvement initiatives.

Team Development and Engagement— The Utilities Shift Manager is a team builder and a performance coach.  The Shift Manager will enhance employee engagement by providing leadership and direction to the shift, insure implementation of individual team member training programs in coordination with the Learning Leaders, assign responsibility for tasks and decisions amongst the crew, give specific recognition and feedback for each team member; complete area engagement plans, listen and respond to employee issues, insure personnel issues on crew are addressed.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in manufacturing is required, with experience in Power operations.
  • Willing to work on rotating shifts
  • The qualified candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to set expectations and motivate Top Operators and their crews toward meeting mill and department objectives. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills are vital to this position.
  • The individual selected will be required to complete the First Line Leader Proficiency curriculum, which includes attending future sessions of IP Leadership I and First Line Leader classes and completing ME White Belt certification.


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, 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.
Vicksburg  MS  39156

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Mar 31, 2024

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