Utilities Technical Asst

International Paper - Rome, GA3.8

Technical Assistant, Utilities

The Technical Assistant Utilities at our Rome, GA Linerboard Paper Mill will be responsible for improving boiler efficiency and helping to improve cost control, quality, and compliance specifications.

Function and Scope:
Ensure a safe work environment and be a leader for safety
Assist the Utilities Business Unit Manager and other Area Managers in the overall operation and efficiency of the boilers.
The end results should include: a safe efficient operation, a consistent, quality product, controlled cost, and reliable equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain high standards in safety and housekeeping. Attend safety meetings. Address areas of concern.
Troubleshoot boiler and evaporator issues and work to improve operational efficiency.
Work with both internal groups to improve reliability of utility operations.
Create and implement systems to improve runability and efficiency of boilers.
Participate in the planning and execution of all capital projects
Self-Development – Take advantage of training opportunities and developmental assignments by personal initiative
Reporting and Accountability Relationships

This position receives direction from the Utilities Business Unit Manager and/or Operations Manager. It functions as an assistant to the Business Unit Manager and has wide latitude for decisions pertaining to overall operation of the utilities area. This includes decisions on boiler efficiency issues and evaporator performance
Accountable to internal and external customers
Business Contacts

Internal: All support groups: fibers, papers, and maintenance – requires constant communications to accomplish the task of producing linerboard of high quality in a safe efficient, low cost manner.
External: boiler and turbine suppliers and other vendors

Education and Experience: BS in Engineering or other related field of study or high school diploma with equivalent experience. A minimum of 5 years related experience. Experience in paper mill operations, coordinating shutdowns, and project management.
Skills and Competencies

Action Oriented

Dealing with Ambiguity

Functional/ Technical skills

Intellectual horsepower

Problem Solving

Process Management

Managing through systems