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Process Engineer



Georgia-Pacific's Consumer Products division is seeking a Process Engineer to support paper production within our Halsey manufacturing operation located in Halsey, OR. The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting the paper machine operating team to optimize processes and maximize value creation. This includes leading process improvement initiatives, troubleshooting process upsets, support of routine outages, and completing routine process testing.

This role reports to the Product System Leader, with frequent collaboration with the Mill Quality department and corporate engineering resources. Partnership with the following stakeholders will enable the Process Engineer to be successful in this role: Purchasing; Operations, Receiving; Project Engineering; Process Control; Mill Product Stewardship; Mill Quality; Safety; Maintenance and Senior Operations Leadership. Our culture is defined by the Market-Based Management® philosophy which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Work closely with area operations and management to find opportunities to improve productivity, minimize cost and reduce process variability in a team atmosphere
  • Champion capital projects in the area to innovate technology
  • Increase operator knowledge of processes
  • Continually build relationships with operators and management to enable knowledge sharing that may uncover the best alternative to a problem
  • Perform routine testing of key process variables to ensure online process instrumentation accuracy
  • Make appropriate recommendations to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Work with corporate resources to statistically analyze processes to develop and sustain optimal operating envelopes
  • Support the Quality Manager and Quality Engineer to troubleshoot potential customer issues and provide back-up support for paper testing labs Manage chemical and process changes and/or trials

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
    • One (1) or more years of professional experience working in Paper and Pulp industry OR other chemical intensive production operation
    • Experience utilizing data analysis tools to drive decision making

        What Will Put You Ahead

        • Bachelor’s degree in Pulp and Paper Science or Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
        • 5+ years of experience working in a continuous manufacturing environment (i.e. Pulp & Paper, Refinery, Chemical production, food and beverage production)
        • Experience applying technical training and development within a manufacturing operation
        • Experience presenting technical information to a diverse audience
        • Experience leading an initiative within the operation and working through others to accomplish goals

            Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

            At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

            Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
            Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
            This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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