Mechanical Project Engineer - Syracuse, NY

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Mechanical Project Engineer - Syracuse, NY


53 Industrial Dr.
Syracuse, New York, 13204
United States

Mechanical Engineer – Solvay, NY

Career Opportunity:

Solvay Mill is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with the ability to apply a wide range of design experiences and mechanical engineering expertise to capital projects throughout the mill operations.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • By effectively managing large capital projects, this key role significantly impacts our ongoing ability to improve the productivity of the mill.
  • Evaluating the performance of mechanical and electromechanical systems to determine best option for replacement.

  • Meet with project stakeholders in various departments to develop project needs and provide ongoing engineering/technical support.

  • Establish needs for all aspects of items required to develop, plan, and execute assigned projects such as engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operations efforts.

  • Develop scope, schedule, and budget plans for assigned projects.

  • Prepare and publish detailed, scope, schedule, engineering, construction, and commissioning plans to effectively manage assigned projects.

  • Manage required project documentation from project inception through implementation and close out.

  • Manage assigned projects to perform within established scope, schedule, and budget targets.

  • Prepare and submit project progress reports as required.

  • Provide engineering and technical support to mill operations and maintenance departments as requested.

  • Identify, plan, solicit, and arrange for all required support services required for assigned projects such as electrical, control, mechanical, civil, and other applicable engineering requirements.

  • Identify, plan, solicit, and arrange for all construction and startup services required to support the implementation of assigned projects.

  • Occasionally work as requested with larger project teams in a supporting role to facilitate the completion of larger projects.

  • Conceptualize, document, distribute, procure, and expedite construction services required for assigned projects.

  • Provide mechanical/civil engineering support for other project managers as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.


What you need to succeed:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in Project/Construction Management, Process, and Piping System design.
  • Pulp/Paper manufacturing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of instrumentation, pumping systems, DCS Controls, and combustion systems preferred.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Must possess strong communication and teamwork skills. The ability to achieve results by influencing others and supporting the overall business.
  • Ability to prepare projects for Implementation and Construction.
  • Project Management during Construction.

What we offer:


  • C
orporate 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.

If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application.  We want to hear from you!

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


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