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Plant Protection Officer

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Skowhegan


Career Opportunity


Sappi Somerset is among the largest paper mills in North America, producing over 970,000 metric tons of graphics and board paper and 530,000 metric tons of pulp each year. The mill began as a greenfield pulp mill in 1976, supplying fiber for Scott paper tissue mills.  The first of three state-of-the-art coated paper machines was installed in 1982, with subsequent machines installed in 1986 and 1990.  Significant reinvestments over the years has maintained Somerset's edge on technology and also to branch out from traditional graphic paper into SBS board grades with the rebuild of PM1 in 2018.  The mill can also produce market pulp based on fiber balance, and continues to push for world class status in the realms of safety, quality, and productivity.


Position (job title):  Plant Protection Officer 

Work Site:  Mill Somerset 


We are currently in the process of accepting applications for a Plant Protection Officer. As a member of the site Security Team, responsibilities include monitoring employees and contractors entering and exiting the facility, performing security rounds, and the issuing of safe work permits such as Confined Space Entry and Hot Work.  Other responsibilities include responding to hazardous material, fire and medical emergencies, and treatment of minor injuries.  


Entry Requirements & Other Experience:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. Certified Emergency Medical Technician, preferred. Must obtain certification within 6 months of employment.
  3. Willingness to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends and overtime.
  4. Conflict resolution skills.
  5. Team oriented.
  6. Good written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Basic computer usage skills.


  1. Industrial safety experience or education.
  2. Firefighter I or II certification.
  3. Professional Military / Police / Public Safety experience.
  4. Hazmat technician level certification & SCBA qualification.
  5. Confined Space Rescue.


HR Contact for Questions:  Jaime M Sayers 

Contact Information:  Jaime Sayers,  

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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