International Paper Laboratory Technician in SAVANNAH MILL, Georgia

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The Savannah Mill is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Laboratory Technician. The Savannah Mill is located in Savannah, GA which is approximately 1-hour south of Hilton Head, SC and 2 hours north of Jacksonville, FL. The mill has approximately 650 employees.

Function and Scope

The Laboratory Technicians will work under the supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, running general chemistry tests in the Analytical Laboratory, and collecting some wastewater samples in the mill.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform daily activities in compliance with documented safety requirements.

  • Analyze wastewater and process samples for different parameters (BOD, COD, TSS, color, moisture, titrations, calculations, etc.).

  • Collect wastewater samples in accordance with approved protocol and standard operating procedures.

  • Communicate well via oral and written communications with internal and external customers.

  • Obtain, as part of the job, a Georgia Wastewater Laboratory Analyst Certification (includes a company paid week long training class out of town), and obtain as part of the job ongoing recertification points to maintain this Certification.

  • Obtain, as part of the job, 49 CFR DOT Certification to handle and ship hazardous samples.

  • Assist in maintenance of laboratory quality processes and equipment.

  • Maintain work area in an orderly manner; data archiving and record keeping.

  • Must be able to demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Must be able to lift samples weighing as much as 20-25 lbs. (2.5 gallons).

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to drive passenger vehicles such as a pickup trucks or 4-door automobiles.

  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and all Holidays.

  • Weekday Schedule: Typically, Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM

  • Weekend Schedule: Typically, Sat – Sun 6:30AM – 3:00/4:00PM.

Minimum Education and Experience requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a laboratory

  • Practical understanding of metrics, data analytics, and problem solving.

  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Excel

Preferred Education and Experience requirements

  • Certified as a Georgia Wastewater Laboratory Analyst.

  • 2 yr. Associate Degree in chemistry or biology

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.