International Paper Mechanical Project Engineer in VALLIANT MILL, Oklahoma

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.

Background: Valliant is a 5000+ ton/day containerboard mill with 3 paper machines, 3 continuous digesters, 3 secondary fiber plants and a utilities/chemical recovery complex. It currently operates with 350+ mill employees and 150+ contract maintenance employees.

Key Functions: Be a key example and driver of the Safety First philosophy. Provide mechanical engineering design and facilitation support to the Capital Projects team. Assist, as assigned, in troubleshooting process reliability issues. Lead planning and implementation of both capital projects and maintenance improvements. Manage outside contractors that provide both equipment and/or services. Provide information and training to build technical skills in the mill teams. Be willing to expand technical knowledge and implementation in both inside and outside core discipline.


  • B.S. in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • Experience for 5 or more years 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

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

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