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Quality Specialist

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Memphis, TN

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Who is Georgia-Pacific? Watch to find out!

Start your career as a Quality Specialist

at our Memphis, TN facility!

At Georgia-Pacific, we don’t believe that a job is just simply a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your knowledge and skills to not only better your life, but your community.  As a Quality Specialist

, you will be completing thorough testing to ensure a high-quality product our customers depend on.  If you want to work for a company that values and recognizes its employees’ innovative contributions this is the perfect opportunity for you. Apply now!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

Operating lab equipment in a safe and effective manner

Conducting sample preparation, testing, data analysis and communicating results through electronic documentation and verbally as needed 

Working to help meet and exceed quality expectations through adherence to good lab practices, timely execution of duties and integrity

Participating in and leading cross functional groups to complete assigned projects

Retrieve and prepare samples for internal and external testing, including cutting samples with a manual cutter and packaging samples for external shipment

Perform calculations to disposition finished product and develop quality reports

Perform internal quality and ISO audits

Communicate quality to the mill, such as at daily coordination meetings, alerts and Quality Leadership Team meetings

Draft quality assurance methods and/or procedures

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and/or Environmental Science

Experience safely operating lab equipment 

Willing and able to work rotating twelve (12) hour shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays 

Willing and able to pull and lift at least 35 pounds

Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing safety equipment

Ability to use math skills to solve problems

Ability to execute projects independently

Demonstrate structured decision-making and problem-solving abilities

Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Microsoft Office experience to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience supporting manufacturing operations 

Experience troubleshooting quality issues 

Experience in experimental design, data analysis and statistics 

Experience in cellulose chemistry

Solid understanding and use of statistical and quality tools (e.g. DOE, data analysis, etc)

Root Cause Analysis experience

ISO Knowledge/background experience

Certification in Six Sigma or other improvement methodology

3-5 years of lab experience

Previous work experience in a shift environment

Ability to perform maintenance and calibrations on equipment in the QA lab

Ability to learn and use pertinent chemistry principles

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

The Georgia-Pacific Memphis, TN facility is a cotton converting plant that produces cellulose-based specialty materials that can be found in products such as diapers, household wipes, pharmaceuticals, and engine, air, and oil filters.  We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers in more than 75 countries worldwide with quality products, global logistics, and technical services. To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s cellulose business and products, please visit

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. We believe in creating long-term value for our company, customers and business partners. Our nearly 35,000 employees are guided by Market Based Management® principles, which are based on integrity and compliance. These principles challenge us to achieve world-class excellence by constantly finding new and better ways to manufacture products and support the needs of our customers.

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