Process Engineer - Roanoke Rapids, NC

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Process Engineer - Roanoke Rapids, NC

Roanoke Rapids Mill

100 Gaston RD
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, 27870
United States

As a Process Engineer you will be responsible for managing technical projects aimed at product and process problem-solving and/or improvements, cost reduction, and profitability improvement. You will provide technical assistance to the operating departments to help them achieve the mill’s goals and objectives while driving continuous process improvement.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Determine and implement process changes and/or trials to improve operating efficiency and performance and minimize variation

  • Partner with operations, E&I, and Process Control Engineers to understand all processes and how teams and individuals are involved and impacted at each step

  • Drive continuous process improvement within an operating area through the coordination and management of raw material and other process trials

  • Serve as the owner and subject matter expert for Process Book (the mill’s software to view Distributed Control System equipment), ensuring that all data and documentation is accurate and up to date

  • Troubleshoot pump performance with a pump curve analysis to assess whether a pump is under designed, past life expectancy, worn out, or underperforming for various reasons

  • Track and analyze data related to any trials, changes and continual production information to inform recommendations and decisions

  • Gather and cleanse production and process data and perform statistical/analytical tests to uncover important variables and their impacts

  • Generate production reporting, create process monitoring report, and perform daily troubleshooting of the process

  • Review and share best practices with peers in technical subject areas including computer software and systems

  • Regularly communicate process-related data to operations and management in readily consumable way


What you need to succeed:

  • B.S. in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Pulp & Paper Science Engineering
  • Work experience in the paper industry or similar industry through an internship or co-op is preferred
  • Must have 0 to 2 years of experience in a process engineering role
  • Experience with plant information systems and Minitab
  • Strong problem-solving and process-analysis skills to evaluate data and make decisions to drive process improvements
  • Possess effective communication skills to clearly convey process-related data to operations and management in readily consumable way
  • Proven track record of collaboration within cross functional teams
  • VBA and PI training is preferred

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