Process Engineer - Sheldon Springs, VT

Sheldon / Vermont / United States

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Process Engineer - Sheldon Springs, VT

369 Mill Street
Sheldon Springs, Vermont, 05485
United States

Career Opportunity

The Process Engineer provides support by recommending and implementing modifications to the processes to optimize production, improve quality and reduce cost. The Process Engineer also provides engineering expertise for conceptual studies, feasibility analysis, process design, start-up, system optimization, and trouble-shooting mill systems. The Process Engineer reports to the Technical Director.

How You will impact WestRock

·        Provide technical support on operating parameters and process optimization.

·        Continually explores process changes to maximizing throughput, improve product quality and/or reduce operating costs.

·        Analyze problems within existing systems utilizing analytical abilities and implementing recommendations for improvement.

·        Assists production with troubleshooting quality and operational problems.

·        Monitors pertinent quality and operating data.

·        Lead all process engineering aspects of capital projects, from front-end conceptual design through successful operation, including start-up, operations training, and post start-up optimization working in conjunction with the plant engineer.

·        Manage facility process chemical applications.

·        Responsible for managing daily operation of the waste water treatment system

·        Backup facility Environmental Coordinator

·        Optimization of all processes including water systems, chemical coatings, and other paper mill processes including chemical, mechanical, plant layout, and all other opportunities for efficiency improvement.

·        Responsible for executing projects in a safe manner and observing all pertinent laws,  codes and policies.

What You need to succeed

·        B. S. Degree in Science & Engineering or related degree, or equivalent work experience. 

·        The candidate should have demonstrated capabilities and at least 5+ years of experience in paper or paperboard or container board manufacturing processes.

·        Thorough knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of the design and/or operation of stock preparation and paper machine equipment is required.

·        Duties are performed in an office environment and on jobsites throughout the mill.

·        Infrequent travel to attend meetings or training may be required.

·        Knowledge of computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications and graphics to store, organize and analyze department operational data.

Ability to:

·        Perform calculations and analyze results.

·        Plan, schedule, and organize tasks in order to meet deadlines.

·        Analyze and resolve problems

·        Interact effectively with all levels of personnel, both hourly and management

·        Work well in a team environment.

·        Exercise independent and discretionary judgment

·        Ability to present and justify projects to plant teams.


What we offer


Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.




WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


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