PURPOSE: The Pulp Process Engineer provides technical guidance and process operation support in the pulp mill area of this large integrated papermaking operation in the Southeast US. Coordinates and performs chemical trials to improve operations and production and reduce chemical usage/costs. Utilizes statistical techniques to eliminate process variation and analyze problems.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides process/technical support to daily mill operation area(s) including troubleshooting upsets and solving operational problems.
Coordinates and performs chemical trials to improve operations and production, reduce chemical usage/costs, and reduce environmental impact (including working with Environmental to improve effluent/emission quality).
Performs machine trials to improve product quality and runnability, reduce costs, and support product development.
Provides technical information re: quality and environmental issues to external and internal customers; responds to customer complaints regarding pulp and paper quality; maintains quality of by-products such as tall oil, turpentine, etc.
Uses statistical techniques to eliminate “special cause” process variation and analysis problems and quality data.
B.S. Chemical Engineering or Pulp & Paper Science.
2 - 5+ years experience in the pulp and paper industry.
Thorough knowledge of proper application of pulp & paper chemicals including OSHA standards, safe work practices, and environmental & process safety management standards.
Ability to manage complex technical problems and multiple priorities.
Computer literate, including spreadsheets and statistical software.
Able to effectively communicate (verbal and written) and relate with all levels of “customers” (internal and external) and be a team player.