Environmental Compliance / Conformité environnementale Nekoosa, Wisconsin




Mill Technical Services



Position Description:

The Domtar paper mill in Nekoosa, Wisconsin is currently looking to hire a full-time Technician to join the Technical Services team.  The position provides technical and quality assistance and support to various departments by performing assigned and on-demand testing and sampling throughout the operationFlexibility to respond to quickly changing needs of production, quality, and environmental depts.


Job Responsibilities

  • The MTS Technician position rotates weekly through 3 core jobs:  Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), Process, and Quality.  The ETP job is scheduled 7 days a week, working ~17 weekends/year.  The Process and Quality jobs are scheduled Monday - Friday.
  • Complete all environmental testing to ensure Regulatory Compliance.
  • Follow the rigorous protocol to maintain the ETP Lab as a Certified Lab.
  • Investigate and process customer complaints and follow up with operations.
  • Audit production results/actions to ensure quality to our customers – could include auditing data, reports, product.
  • Review questionable paper for conformance to standards, complete disposition of paper, and communicate results.
  • Perform testing of the pulping and paper making process to enable operations to understand the status of their systems.
  • Assist with product and process trials.
  • Operate complex laboratory and testing equipment.  Maintain, clean, and do calibration check on instruments.  Troubleshoot equipment issues; take ownership of instruments.
  • Coordinate outside services – could include Equipment Maintenance, Calibration, Special Testing, Print Testing, etc.
  • Maintain Test Chemical inventories for operations and the labs.  This could include purchasing chemical, mixing chemicals, and tracking inventories.
  • Collect samples – could include paper, pulp, liquor, water, sewer, air, etc.
  • Prepare and ship samples and hazardous shipments.
  • Perform required routine tests and inspections.
  • Prepare spreadsheets and enter data, distribute reports, communicate results.
  • Analyze data through use of tables, charts, graphs.
  • Write clear procedures and instructions for other technicians and crew.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Job Requirements

  • Technical diploma or BS Degree in chemistry or related field (i.e., biology, bio-chem, micro-biology, etc.) that includes scientific laboratory experience or equivalent credited classes in Physical Science that includes scientific laboratory experience or recent experience with scientific laboratory testing and equipment;
  • Pulp mill and/or environmental testing experience is considered an asset;
  • Analytical and have logical thinking skills;
  • Ability to pass the ETP Lab certification;
  • Must achieve qualifying test scores in color and math;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft applications); software database experience (QIS, ParcView, etc.) is an asset but is not required;
  • You are known for your organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multitask, and have strong attention to detail;
  • You enjoy working in a team and can follow directions;
  • You can work with minimal supervision and meet work deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • You possess a valid driver’s license.
  • You are able to work rotating weekends and overtime.
  • Must be physically able to perform job duties including working at heights, in confined spaces, around noise, heat, climb ladders, and outside in all kinds of weather.


Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.