Women in Forestry
J.D. Irving highlights achievements of engineer in its pulp and paper division
June 22, 2023 By P&PC Staff
In a recent post, J.D. Irving highlighted the achievement of Angela Farris, who is trailblazing for women in power engineering according to the company.
With more than ten years of experience as a power engineer, Farris reportedly became the first woman at Irving Pulp & Paper to qualify for the recovery technician 1 position. The recovery technician 1 position is the highest operating position in the mill’s chemical recovery and utilities department.
Farris started working at Irving Pulp & Paper in 2013 as a power engineering student. After she graduated from the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in 2014, she started working at the mill full-time as a power engineering relief. She is currently responsible for the operations of the recovery boiler and black liquor evaporating system.
“Being able to be trained as a recovery technician 1 position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Farris, a second-class power engineer. “I am extremely grateful and proud to work for an organization that continues to invest in their people.”
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