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Manufacturing Engineer



Georgia-Pacific’s Consumer Products division is seeking qualified professionals to consider for a Manufacturing Engineer (Powerhouse) opportunity at our Alabama River Cellulose mill in Perdue Hill, AL. The overall responsibility of the position is to manage processes within the Powerhouse. This position reports to the Powerhouse Area Leader. Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market-Based Management®.

This position will provide the necessary technical support to optimize the operation by working with operators, shift supervisors and the leadership team to improve efficiency and lower operating cost. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide leadership through the application of Market Based Management® to achieve superior results.
  • Facilitate a culture of safety and environmental excellence through critical hazard identification, risk reduction, and risk mitigation.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and expert advice on technical, systems or process-related topics to create and implement superior operations performance including key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Provide operational/business leadership and technical support for the manufacturing process of the area and facilitate troubleshooting and problem solving to achieve goals.
  • Lead teams in the identification, development, evaluation and implementation of safety, quality and/or cost reduction initiatives and projects that add the highest value to the operation to drive continuous improvement.
  • Utilize framework to analyze information and evaluate alternatives to choose the best solution for short and long-term value creation
  • Optimize and coordinate planning for scheduled shutdowns, operator training, and maintenance and capital projects.
  • Provide leadership to Develop Work systems for sustaining activities within the process

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical Field
  • Two (2) or more years of experience working with power generation and/or recovery processes
  • Experience working in an integrated Utility Department (i.e. power boiler operations, liquor management cycle and evaporation, recovery process, and electrical generation)
  • Experience in developing and implementing improvement processes and projects
  • Computer experience including Excel, Word, functional databases, and data analysis

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Five (5) years or more experience with recovery and power processes
  • 3 years of prior leadership and facilitator skills, proven understanding of Kraft process chemical recovery operations.
  • Experience working in a Process Safety Management (PSM) covered facility.
  • Facilitate Root Cause Analysis of manufacturing processes and equipment issues
  • Process control experience and implementation of automated controls

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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