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Springfield, OR · Manufacturing

Project Manager

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Project Manager II

Job Summary

International Paper currently has an opening for a Project Manager II – Mechanical Engineer for our mill in Springfield, Oregon.  Role reports to Engineering Manager.

Position Responsibilities:

Be a key example and driver of the Safety First philosophy.  Provide mechanical engineering design and facilitation support to the engineering team.  Lead planning and implementation of both capital projects and maintenance improvements.  Manage outside contractors that provide both equipment and/or services.  Be willing to expand technical knowledge and implementation in both inside and outside core disciplines.  Coordinate all phases of project, from business justification to start-up including preliminary design studies, selection of equipment or vendors, and development and implementation of recommendations.  The Project Manager is responsible for the budget, schedule, and performance of all assigned capital projects.   Assure engagement and alignment from required project constituents and team members for all projects.  The position is also responsible for development of less experienced team members.


  • B.S. in accredited engineering program.
  • 5 or more years of experience in heavy industry performing project/maintenance engineering work, preferably in the Pulp and Paper industry. 
  • Possess excellent skills in written and oral communication, problem solving, time management, conflict resolution and task group facilitation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cooperative working relationships between other team members and teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and continue to develop knowledge and skill base. 
  • Strong computer knowledge and skills that include experience with spreadsheets, word processing and computer aided drafting.  
  • Flexible to meet changing business and team needs and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects. 
  • Ability to excel with minimal supervision in a team environment. 
  • Willing to work weekend duty on a rotating basis and extra hours on shutdowns or to meet goals. 
  • Ability to walk across the mill, climb stairs/ladders and work in a hot, humid and noisy environment. 
  • Ability to work in a confined space or at heights.


Action Oriented; Timely Decision Making; Decision Quality; Organizing; Perseverance; Priority Setting; Problem Solving; Drive for Results; Time Management; Customer Focus; Integrity & Trust; Interpersonal; Savvy; Listening; Peer Relationships; Dealing with Ambiguity; Functional Technical Skills; Learning on the Fly; Self Development; Technical Learning

Final Position Level (PL) will be determined based on qualifications and experience of selected candidate.

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.
Springfield  OR  97478

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