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Process Engineer

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Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola operation is seeking qualified professionals to consider for our Process Engineer role located in Pennington, AL.  This role will focus on driving improvements in the Paper Machine area. The position will require a motivated, organized and detail oriented individual knowledgeable of industrial processes, equipment, and procedures. A successful candidate will have a long-term continuous improvement focus that values establishing systemic processes that are sustainable for the long term. In addition, a degree of flexibility and adaptability will be valuable as the successful candidate will be able to drive improvements and close gaps wherever opportunities are found in the paper making area. Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market Based Management and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Understand safe work practices and lead safety by example
  • Lead improvements in the paper making process for consistent manufacturing of tissue paper
  • Work closely with GP’s Collaboration and Support Center (CSC) to build predictive modeling for papermaking operations
  • Look for opportunities anywhere in the paper making process to improve throughput, eliminate waste, reduce cost, or improve quality.
  • Support execution of routine maintenance shutdowns as well as major rebuilds
  • Utilize economic and critical thinking and risk-taking mentality to ensure operating costs or minimized wherever practical.
  • Encourage operator technicians to demonstrate personal ownership and fostering the personal growth of their capabilities
  • Collaborate with Area Leaders to prioritize work
  • Maintain and track key metrics and provide explanations for metric performance on a weekly and monthly basis – Uptime, raw material consumption, operating supply usage, and machine speed 

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering
    • One (1) year or more of experience in a manufacturing, industrial or military environment in the areas of operations or maintenance
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel (create/modify spreadsheets), Word (create/modify documents), and PowerPoint (prepare/present presentations), and Outlook (email correspondence)

      What Will Put You Ahead

      • Five (5) or more years of experience working within a paper mill manufacturing environment
      • Experience with paper manufacturing or converting processes 
      • Experience developing and implementing improvement processes and projects

        Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola Mill is a manufacturing site for the company’s well-known consumer products business. More than 900 employees produce a wide range of products for the consumer business, including Angel Soft® bath tissue, Sparkle® paper towels, as well as bleached paperboard used in Dixie® paper cups and plates.

        The mill is the largest employer in the community and is engaged in supporting community outreach, workforce development and education. The area is a sportsman’s paradise with world-class hunting for deer, turkey and other small game and is bounded on the east by the Tombigbee River which provides such recreation as freshwater fishing, boating and water skiing. Residents of this area enjoy the mild climate, a low cost of living, and is an easy drive to the many resort communities and soft white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast.

        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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