Process Engineer

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance and process operation support in the pulp mill operation. Coordinates and performs chemical trials to improve operations and production and reduce chemical usage/costs. Uses statistical techniques to eliminate “special cause” process variation and analysis problems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides process/technical support to daily mill operation area(s) including troubleshooting upsets and solving operational problems.
  • Maximize through analysis, trials, and controls the efficiency and quality of pulping operation.
  • Coordinates and performs chemical trials to improve operations and production, reduce chemical usage/costs, and reduce environmental impact (including working to improve effluent/emission quality).
  • Performs machine trials to improve paper quality and run ability, reduce costs, and support product development.
  • Provides technical information re: quality and environmental issues to external and internal customers; responds to customer complaints re: pulp and paper quality; maintains quality of by-products.
  • Support the execution of reliable and safe manufacturing systems while helping to improve production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs, and changeovers.
  • Prepare samples for study. Collect, record, and transcribe data. Prepare and show results in reports.
  • Practical user of six sigma tools as required, such as process mapping, Gage R&R, Cause & Effect, Risk Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments, etc. to facilitate continuous improvement projects. Perform process troubleshooting internally and for customer support.
  • Proficient in accessing, organizing, formatting, and charting large amounts of data from information systems for effective visual display for understanding and decision-making.
  • Lead teams to elucidate, develop and implement solutions for technical or business issues. Research and assist in assessing new manufacturing technology.
  • Support product validation trials and other tests at various customer operations.


  • Relevant Undergraduate Degree in Engineering/ Science, preferably in Paper Making Technology, Pulp and Science Engineering and/or Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of industrial experience in Process Engineering in the field of Paper Making or another continuous manufacturing process.
  • Technical experience preferred with papermaking process, or other continuous manufacturing processes, quality testing procedures relevant to testing intermediate process and final paper quality.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
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