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Front Line Leader- Finished Products


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


The Job You Will Perform:


The Finished Products Front Line Leader (FLL), is responsible for supervising and leading shift team operations on the pulp machine and PS&D crews. This position reports to the Pulp Machine Area Process Manager (APM). The shift manager supports the operating crews’ contribution to achieving the Finished Products department objectives, and facilitates sound business decisions. The shift manager is accountable for the daily coordination of available mill resources to ensure continuity of pulp machine operations. Coordination with the machine and Shipping crews is also a primary role of the FP Shift Manager, with direct supervision and safety focus for these areas on nights and weekends, having direct contact and communication with PS&D and Finished Products Management.


Position Expectations:

The primary focus is to ensure productivity and performance of the operating teams to optimize safety, quality, cost control and machine productivity in daily operations on the pulp machine.


  • Safety: The shift manager is responsible for conducting pre-shift (toolbox) safety meetings with his/her crew, and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions. The shift manager supports EHS, drive safety with crews, lead in conducting incident investigations, complete safety observations and inspections and encourage their crew to do so as well. Audit housekeeping and other critical safety systems including fire protection, eye wash showers, etc.
  • Operational Excellence: Manage Daily shift operations of the pulp machine with a focus on continuous improvement. Support routine and annual outages. Responsible for meeting and exceeding established production and quality goals.  The FLL must coordinate and communicate directly within the FP team and effectively communicate and plan production with the other departments within the mill.  Coordination of outside support as necessary and alerts to appropriate management of downtime, reject, and other operating issues.  Review of daily paperwork and addressing day to day operational issues. Directing work for assigned shift maintenance resources is a key responsibility as well.
  • People:  Enhance employee engagement by providing leadership and direction to the shift. Provide for development and implementation of training for members. Conduct quarterly one-to-ones with crew members. Assign responsibility for tasks and decisions amongst the crew. Listen and respond to employee issues. Support crew guidance and ensure personnel issues on crew are addressed. 



The Skills You Will Bring:


  • Preferred one to five years leadership experience in paper manufacturing environment.
  • Strong written and verbal English skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Candidates must successfully complete the Front Line Leader onboarding tool.



  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Working through Systems


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, 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 2021 were $19.4 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.
Vanceboro  NC  28586


Vanceboro, NC, US, 28586

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

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