Process Engineer - Covington, VA

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WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Process Engineer - Covington, VA

104 East Riverside St
Covington, Virginia, 24426-1238
United States

The opportunity:


The Paper Machine Production Engineer is key member of the Paper Machine team. He/she is expected to assist the Paper Machine Supervisor and the Operations Supervisor with both day to day and long-term process improvements

How you will impact WestRock:

The engineer is expected to assist the Operations Supervisor and the Shift Foreman with both trouble-shooting both process and product quality problems.


He/she is also required to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the papermaking process and the machine. He/she is also expected to interact with the foreman and crews frequently to discuss their observations on the machine’s performance and apply this information to process improvement projects as needed.


Other responsibilities include trial coordination with product development and technical sales service, customer complaint processing, and coordination of training review for hourly staff.
What you need to succeed:

BS in engineering discipline strongly preferred

Must have analytical and diagnostic problem solving and decision-making skills

Understand the WestRock Quality policy

Must be able to lead problem solving teams and function effectively as a team member, using six sigma approach

Must be able to communicate clearly with all levels of organization

Must be able to coach hourly employees in more efficient operating techniques as well as new technology and/or equipment





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



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