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Manager Area Process Power & Recovery

Springfield, OR

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.



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 extensive 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 and will report to the Recovery Business Unit Manager.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Promote and support an everyday safety first culture
  • Ensure the power and recovery department operates within all environmental permits for the mill
  • Lead by example and ensure acceptable work practices are being followed
  • Enforce company policies and procedures while maintaining a supportive work environment
  • 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
  • Keep reliable methods and training materials up to date.
  • Manage the Training Coordinator and support the training and development program
  • Drive 5S activities


Key Knowledge & Experience Requirements

    • BS Degree in Engineering required
    • Minimum 5 years related experience in Pulp & Paper or Power 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)


Career Architect Competencies

  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Organizing
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Learning
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Building effective teams
  • Informing



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 

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