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Process Engineer - LDC in Memphis, TN at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 4/7/2018

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Job Description


The Process Engineer – LDC works closely with department leaders to identify issues and opportunities and to respond quickly to operational problems. He/She also works closely with Maintenance and Operating Technicians for troubleshooting, maintenance and project work.


The Process Engineer – LDC reports to the Paper Mill Manager – LDC.


  • Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner.  Review and ensure equipment/processes meet safety codes, policies, and guidelines
  • Develop knowledge and process expertise on Tissue making equipment and plant utility and support equipment including pulping, tissue manufacturing, waste handling, compressed air and lubrication
  • Reduce process variability through the introduction of industry proven tools (LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma etc.)
  • Define, evaluate and solve problems to achieve departmental goals and objectives
  • Conduct product, process and equipment qualification and capability studies
  • Optimize material specifications and conduct qualification trials
  • Establish good run settings and machine center-lining initiatives
  • Support equipment installation, modification and start-up activities, provide process engineering leadership to resolve problems, troubleshoot and optimize the installation process to meet project objectives and schedules
  • Support the definition, implementation, optimization and maintenance of a documentation system for process drawings and vendor documentation and training information
  • Support the development and maintenance of process design standards and specifications for the manufacturing equipment and the plant utilities equipment and processes
  • Develop and conduct training programs with operations, maintenance and engineering personnel to increase process knowledge, troubleshooting capability, and understanding of the overall manufacturing systems
  • Identify and solve bottle-necks within the process as related to manufacturing control systems and equipment capability
  • Develop technology approaches which support improved plant efficiency, process improvement and manufacturing flexibility
  • Perform failure analysis of equipment and devices and collaborate with the Maintenance Technicians to implement reliability improvement action items
  • Plan and implement expense and capital based projects tor improvement, safety, quality and other initiatives
  • Establish external contacts involving equipment and parts suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors
  • Every employee must implement Kruger environmental policy in their daily tasks.  In particular, employees are responsible to abide by legal and corporate environmental requirements, and must adhere to all environmental procedures.  Every employee is responsible to report all environmental incidents and any potential environmental hazards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience process engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the tissue and/or paper industry
  • Skilled with computer programs including statistical analytical tools, PLC programming, and Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Must have proven complex analytical skills as well as the ability to develop sounds recommendations and solutions
  • Ability to work independently and to execute programs in a cross functional environment
  • Ability to build relationships with vendors and suppliers on a national basis as well as in local areas.
  • Hands-on approach, strong understanding of processes combined with technical knowledge
  • Must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the department/facility/business
  • Ability to plan and organize work activities, manage work time efficiently and work independently
  • Ability to partner with managers and employees t positively impact business results
  • Key Competencies including: ethics & integrity, quality orientation, creative & innovative thinking, problem solving, research & analysis, coaching & mentoring, team work, time management, development & continual learning, accountability & dependability, decision making & judgement, providing consultation, planning & organizing, and communication.  

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. 

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.