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Project Engineer - Electrical



Our Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill in Clatskanie, OR is seeking  an innovative and forward thinking individual to join our team as a Project Engineer - ElectricalThe Project Engineer - Electrical  plays a crucial role in new capital and maintenance projects by maintaining equipment reliability through design and execution of effective programs to develop management strategies to manage risk and mitigate the consequences of failures. Thorough knowledge and effective application of condition monitoring is also required to identify early detection of pending failures. The electrical engineer also provides the necessary technical expertise to improve equipment reliability by evaluating and redesigning equipment and systems. 

This position will utilize a core set of principles to drive continuous improvement in safety and performance. 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

  • Project manage execution of both maintenance and small to medium-size capital projects (typically under $500K)
  • Provides engineering support for capital and expense projects
  • Provides engineering support to Maintenance and Operations (troubleshooting, problem solving, cost estimating and implementation of electrical design solutions)
  • Provide support to operational areas with emphasis on short and long-term reliability improvements
  • Provide leadership to drive continuous improvement with asset and site reliability
  • Review plans for new equipment and contribute to the Design for Reliability process by validating reliability and maintainability of the systems
  • Actively participate in design and implementation of Asset Improvement Strategies for systems to improve production and uptime

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering 
  • 3 or more years of electrical design and/or project management experience in an industrial environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Currently has or can get a PE license as an Electrical Engineer
  • Experience with pulp and paper manufacturing technology and systems
  • Experience with valves and instrumentation specification
  • Experience with: Three phase power distribution, 480V three phase motors with variable frequency drive configurations, AC/DC drives and motors, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electrical drives and power distribution Experience with Reliability Improvement tools (Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Preventative/Predictive maintenance, KPIs

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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