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Angela Farris - trailblazing the way for women in power engineering

With more than ten years of experience as a power engineer, Angela Farris 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. 


Angela 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. Now Angela is 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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