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Engineer- Power and Recovery, Byproducts


We are seeking a candidate to fill a manufacturing support role in the Pulp, Power & Recovery Center of Excellence (CoE). This position can be home based. The position will report to Director of Pulp, Bleach, and Recaust CoE, and will work with multiple groups and disciplines throughout operations to improve asset performance and reliability.

Utilization of MBM® and Frameworks to proactively support the development and execution of improvement plans for the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing site’s byproduct recovery systems, turpentine recovery, and evaporator systems. This role will be responsible for collaborating with internal stakeholders to drive results, creating superior value to meet GP’s manufacturing vision.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Develop strong relationships with constituents in Operations, Engineering, and Businesses teams
  • Perform benchmarking and gap closure analysis for the asset health and asset performance related to responsible assets
  • Support the development and implementation of Design, Operate, and Maintain (DOM) standards for associated systems and assets
  • Analyzing existing systems, developing strategies for improving safety, reliability, efficiency, and quality
  • Collaborate with remote monitoring resources to develop and optimize monitoring strategies for asset
  • Collaborate with Asset Center Owner (ACO) to facilitate experimentation and implementation of project and improvement opportunities
  • Work with manufacturing sites to adhere to DOM standards
  • Support facility outages and ensure adherence to good maintenance planning and execution practices
  • Accountable for creating value through technical support of multiple mill operations and being a valued resource in their day-to-day operations
  • Identifying capital improvement opportunities and partnering with site and external engineering teams on development, execution, and commissioning of capital projects
  • Working with operations and other resources to ensure minimum level of qualifications are met to operate and maintain assets.
  • Comply with Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance in all activities with the objective of achieving zero incidents

Personal Attributes:

  • Proven capability of leading through influence; working with and through large cross-functional teams
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing/operations experience, preferably in paper or process industry
  • Experience with Turpentine recovery and crude tall oil processing is desired
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated project/program management experience
  • Strong financial and analytical skills, with ability to collect, distill, and analyze data to identify key insights
  • Ability to recognize potential issues, identify alternatives, and make recommendations
  • Demonstrated team/group facilitation experience – meetings, knowledge sharing, problem solving, etc.

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a preference of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Pulp and Paper Science.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the pulp & paper industry operations and engineering
    • Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of assets in scope of responsibility. 
    • Demonstrated experience in process improvement and process optimization
    • Demonstrated experience in projects and implementation of project activities.
    • Ability to travel up to 70%

    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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