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Process Engineer TAD (PM Engineer) in Memphis, TN at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description

The Process Engineer – TAD (Paper Machine Engineer) 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.


  • Responsible for the day to day effective management and achievement of targets for: Safety, Housekeeping, Cost, Quality, Production, Training and team members on the assigned production assets
  • Responsible for managing the grade changes & maintenance shutdowns to minimize the production lost
  • Responsible for maintaining the ‘’Holding bay for Quality’’ to empty (to be managed in 24 hours)
  • Work jointly with the Process Engineer (Asset PE) with all facets of the organization (Maintenance, scheduling, training, quality, shipping, material, handling, product development and finance) to resolve any issues
  • Responsible for the prioritization of the work orders in the departments
  • Responsible to ensure effective collaboration / communication both between and within the crews
  • Responsible for the Paper machine weekly follow-up: Inspections, repairs and consumables
  • Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Review and ensure equipment/processes meet safety codes, policies, and guidelines
  • Establish with the Process Engineer (Asset PE) good run settings and machine center-lining initiatives
  • Optimize material specifications and conduct qualification trials lead by the Process Engineer (Asset PE)
  • Maintain a weekly follow-up of the equipment
  • Conduct product, process and equipment qualification and capability studies
  • Define, evaluate, and solve problems to achieve departmental goals and objectives
  • Reduce process variability through the introduction of industry proven tools (LEAN, 5S and Six Sigma).
  • Develop knowledge and process expertise on Tissue making equipment and plant utility and support equipment including pulping, waste handling, compressed air, and lubrication
  • Support the definition, implementation, optimization and maintenance of a documentation system for process drawings and vendor documentation and training information
  • Support the 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 converting process as related to manufacturing control systems and equipment capability
  • Develop technology approaches which support improved plant efficiency, process improvement and manufacturing flexibility
  • Support and improve the plant maintenance plan for existing and new equipment
  • Support the performance of failure analysis of equipment and devices and collaborate with the Maintenance Technicians to implement reliability improvement action items
  • Propose capital based projects for improvement, safety, quality and other initiatives
  • Establish external contacts involving equipment and parts suppliers and construction/​maintenance contractors
  • Verifies and ensures compliance with safety expectations by conducting, coordinating and reviewing results of safety and housekeeping audits
  • Ensures effective operation of the assets to achieve daily targeted production; with a primary focus on continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the achievement of quality standards and objectives by ensuring that the team adheres to product quality specifications
  • Ensures effective utilization of the departments human, financial and equipment resources.
  • Ensures adequate staffing is available as required
  • Assists in the training of staff in methods of operation, maintenance, safety, policies and procedures, quality and general team member expectations within our organizational design
  • 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 Engineering Field such as Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience process engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the tissue and/or paper industry
  • Experience on a TAD paper machine and equipment start-up would be an asset
  • 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 to 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, communication and operating equipment.  

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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.