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Packaging Laboratory Technician

Indianapolis, IN
Essential Functions:
  • Conduct physical testing on containerboard, corrugated board and corrugated containers.
  • Conduct package distribution testing to determine effects of shipping and handling on customers’ products.
  • Analyze and report results of tests to assist internal and external customers with quality related issues.
  • Perform projects that support the company’s operational objectives.
  • Communicate well via oral and written communications with internal and external customers.
  • Perform daily activities in compliance with documented safety requirements.
Other Functions:
  • Assist in maintenance of laboratory quality processes and equipment.
  • Maintain work area in an orderly manner.
  • Perform basic quality testing training for new employees and external customers.
  • Shipping/receiving functions as required.
  • Safe operation of powered industrial trucks.
Education / Training:
  • College degree in a scientific discipline preferred, with special consideration to candidates with packaging degrees.
  • Demonstrated experience in quality assurance at a paperboard or corrugated manufacturing facility may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • One or more years experience at a corrugated plant or paper mill, or as a Lab Technician in a paperboard/packaging testing or design lab is preferred.
Other Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint is essential.
  • Practcal understanding of statistical analysis.
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of TAPPI, ASTM, ISTA procedures is preferred.
  • Physical ability to safely handle test materials weighing 50 lbs or more.
  • Forklift driving skills desirable.
Key Competencies and Skills:
  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Team Player
International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
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