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The Position: 

This position reports to the Recaust Team in the Utilities and Chemicals in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.  The Grande Prairie mill is a 1000+ tonne per day Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp mill.  It currently operates with approximately 320 mill employees in a high performance, results-oriented environment.

Key Functions:

This role is responsible for the safe operations of the recausticizing and lime kiln process with the potential to operate recovery and or power boiler.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Participate in the safety, health, and environmental activities in accordance with standards established by the Grande Prairie Mill.

Operate Process Equipment

  • Operate the causticizing plant and lime kiln
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of process and procedures
  • Complete process equipment monitoring tours
  • Daily clean up activities
  • Obtain process samples and conduct lab analysis
  • Shut down, start-up process equipment and complete equipment isolations.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Systems Improvements

  • Contribute to the improvement and maintenance of technical standards, work instructions, and procedures, identifying and implementing changes as necessary.

Core Competencies:

  • Quality Orientation and Standards Compliance
  • Time Management – Planning and Organizing
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Decision Making and Judgment
  • Communication
  • Team Work

Qualifications :

Required qualifications include…

  • High school diploma, GED
  • 4th class steam ticket with the ability and willingness to obtain a 3rd class ticket
  • Willing and able to work overtime
  • Willing to work a compressed 12-hour shift (days and nights)
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Experience using a computer for record-keeping and documentation
  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively, as well as good verbal and written English skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Comprehension of work instructions and documentation as well as the ability to perform duties with little direction
  • A proactive approach to troubleshooting/problem identification
  • Able to perform physically demanding work
  • Demonstrated safety leadership
  • Mechanical aptitude

Preferred qualifications include…

  • 3rd class steam ticket
  • Power engineering experience
  • Caustic plant experience

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