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International Paper Recaust Operator in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Recaust Operator


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 potential to operate a 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

  • Proactive approach to troubleshooting/problem identification

  • Able to perform physically demanding work

  • Demonstrated safety leadership

  • Mechanical aptitudePreferred qualifications include:

  • 3rd class steam ticket

  • Power engineering experience

  • Caustic plant experience

International Paper is an equal opportunity employer Our core values: Commitment, Ownership, Respect, Excellence.

Grande Prairie AB T8V 3A9


Grande Prairie, AB, CA, T8V 6V4

Category: Hourly Job

Date: Nov 25, 2021