Process Engineer

PURPOSE: The Process Engineer is a hybrid engineering position consisting of approximately 70% process engineering and 30% environmental compliance. The position reports to the process engineering manager and will work alongside their environmental counterparts. The Process Engineer is responsible for:
  • Optimizing manufacturing processes and systems by using their skill set to identify inefficiencies and make recommendations to improve safety, quality, cost, and productivity.
  • Providing support to ensure the facility operates in compliance with environmental requirements;

  • Work with operations team to continually improve production rates, efficiencies, yields, and costs.
  • Lead cross-functional teams for specific short-term improvement efforts (i.e. 90-day teams).
  • Lead and coordinate plant process trials involving new procedures, process conditions, equipment, specifications, and/or chemicals, etc.
  • Create and manage process documentation.
  • Champion the use of area IT-based systems (i.e. PI, Proficy, Cognex, etc.).
  • Monitor and report on daily environmental, operating and quality parameters.
  • Support reoccurring air, wastewater, SPCC, SWPPP, solid waste, and environmental training requirements and activities.
  • Actively support the facility’s Quality and Environmental Manager Systems to support continued ISO 14001 and 9001 certifications.
  • Assist with compliance audits (e.g., DHEC), self-audits of operating areas, ISO14001/9002 internal and external audits, and incident investigations.
  • Assist as technical liaison between mill and outside vendors/consultants


  • B.S. in paper science engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering
  • Specific experience in the Pulp & Paper industry is highly preferred
  • Good analytical and project management skills.
  • Good communication skills, including verbal, written & presentation.
  • Good relationship and leadership skills, including ability to convey technical information to non-technical users clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think “outside the box”.
  • Proficient use of standard engineering software and analysis tools.
  • Highly organized, good attention to detail and uses efficient work methods.
  • Ability to travel to US locations (travel <10%)
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