How do I apply for a position at Rayonier Advanced Materials?
We post administrative, professional and non-executive management roles on our website. Hourly manufacturing roles are posted at the local Department of Labor offices for our Georgia locations, and CareerSource Northeast Florida for our Fernandina Beach location. Entry-level process engineers are not generally posted (see below for information on campus recruiting).
Do you recruit on campus for any of your positions? If so, how often?
We recruit process engineers and project engineers from Georgia Tech, NC State and the University of Florida, among other schools. We typically look for chemical engineering, pulp and paper engineering, or mechanical engineering degrees for these positions. We usually visit twice a year for these entry-level roles, and once per year for summer intern roles.
As an intern, what type of experience will I get?
Regardless of your role, you will get the opportunity for a hands-on experience, working side by side with professionals in their fields. The ability to apply the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom to our business is a key goal of ours as we design an assignment that will satisfy a business need. And, most importantly, the experience you gain working with us will provide a new perspective when you return to the classroom, further enhancing your academic experience.
As a new process engineer, what type of training will I get?
All of our employees go through a new hire orientation, learning about their locations and our processes and beginning to gain some technical depth. Through a six-month onboarding process, our new hires participate in facility tours of Rayonier Advanced Materials businesses and attend “Rayonier Advanced Materials Immersion,” facilitated by our senior leadership team. On location, you are teamed up with a partner to guide you as you learn how things are done and continue your growth as an employee. Through a variety of assignments, you apply your education to perform improvement projects geared toward quality, cost, environmental performance and overall process optimization.
What comes next for process engineers?
In the first three to five years, you will experience various assignments designed to increase your depth of knowledge, including technical services, operations support, and exposure to sales, marketing and research. Those interested in department and mill management roles are often provided leadership assignments and can expect to take on a shift supervisor role as part of their development.
I’m not an engineer, what kind of opportunities do you have for me?
We have many other roles available in areas like accounting, IT, legal, human resources and more. Search our current openings to see what’s available.
Do you have a tuition assistance program?
After one year of service, employees may apply for 75 percent reimbursement of tuition, books and fees toward the successful completion of job-related degree programs (including online programs). Reimbursement is limited to the current IRS limit annually for an undergraduate degree, and up to $10,000 annually for graduate programs.