The Fibers Process Engineer is a member of the Manufacturing Excellence team, reporting directly to the Fibers Area Manufacturing Excellence Leader (AMEL). The Fibers Process Engineer will be assigned to the Pulp Mill (batch digesters and chip yard) and Recycle areas at the Red River Mill, and is responsible for partnering with the areas to develop and execute on continuous and deliberate improvements as well as cost reduction idea generation and implementation of approved ideas.
Position Level ranges from PL9-PL12, commensurate with experience.
Key Accountabilities: The Fibers Process Engineer will be responsible for process improvement efforts in the Pulp Mill and Recycle departments, including:
Ensure Manufacturing Excellence (ME) principles are fully utilized in the Fibers area through identification of realizable gaps and development of plans to achieve targeted improvement and results
ME principles are properly utilized in daily operations for continuous improvement
Management of process improvement efforts within the Pulp and Recycle areas for fiber, energy, chemicals, reliability, productivity, quality, engagement and customers
Coordination of the identifications, evaluation and prioritization of Pulp and Recycle performance improvement opportunities
Demonstrate safety leadership efforts and encourage/support safe work practices in mill
Support Cost Reduction/Deliberate Improvement project identification and execution in the Fibers Business Unit
Drive mill initiatives in the department to engage employees in improvement/sustain activities
Lead/provide ME support to project teams on budget initiatives (deliberate and continuous)
Advocate for sustainable improvement practices and systems
Support department’s 5S effort
The following qualifications are required for the Fibers Process Engineer position:
B.S. degree in Engineering or related degree
2+ years of experience in process engineering
Previous experience in Pulp or Recycle is highly preferred
Candidate will be expected to become IP Green Belt certified if not already
Possess good written and oral communication skills
Possess strong computer knowledge and skills that include experience with spreadsheets, word processing, and Minitab (and/or other statistical analysis software)
In addition, the successful candidate:
Must have demonstrated the ability to set expectations with stretch goals and measure work to determine degree of goal attainment
Must have demonstrated the ability to manage project / process improvements and guide a team to successful completion of a task
Key Competencies: Timely Decision Making, Integrity & Trust, Priority Setting, Drive for Results, Functional/Technical Skills, Managing and Measuring Work, Managerial Courage, Problem Solving and Informing.
Compensation & Benefits: International Paper offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health care insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, company-funded retirement savings account and company-paid disability coverage.
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.