Operating Engineer - St. Paul, MN

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Operating Engineer - St. Paul, MN

St Paul Mill

2250 Wabash Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, 55114
United States

We are seeking an Operating Engineer for our Paper Mill in St. Paul, Minnesota.


  • The Operating Engineer will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers, turbine generators and auxiliary equipment.

  • Maintains turbine generator and auxiliary equipment in proper operating condition.

  • Switch to back-up equipment or shuts down/starts up machinery when necessary.

  • Provides work direction to co-workers on shift and other skilled trades workers when necessary.

  • Communicates with other Mill and Power Plant operations regarding unplanned occurrences to minimize disruptions and/or downtime using experience, knowledge of the plant, and industry standards.

  • Tests, inspects, and operates Auxiliary equipment for boilers, turbines, and air compressors.  Maintains water make up systems and equipment.

  • Test condensate to determine whether outside normal specifications.

  • Logs condensate information when outside norms and determines general locations of problems.

  • Starts and stops boilers in accordance with State regulations and prescribed procedures.

  • Ensures that the physical plant is operated in a safe, proper, and economic manner.


What you need to succeed:

  • The preferred candidate would have a State of Minnesota Operating Engineer Second Class A license. 

  • Working knowledge of power plant systems and how to perform system operational maintenance. 

  • Good communication skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in an environment that requires occasional heavy lifting, exposure to warm and cold environments, climbing of ladders, etc. 

  • Candidates will be expected to obtain their First-Class A license after 2 years of training.


What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence

  • Comprehensive benefits package – including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401K.
Rate of pay $35.40 when qualified 1st Class A License


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

  • Please apply on-line at 
www.westrock.com under the Career tab.

  • Contact Heather in Human Resources with questions at heather.schmid




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

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