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Title:  Chemical Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  20002-159

Middletown, OH, US, 45042

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required

This position provides technical support and leadership within the department. Develop and implement best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction. Assist in the development of specific performance parameters for paper machine operations.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Support/lead process improvement projects.  Projects involve chemicals, mechanical improvements, support for on chemical trials and investigation of new technologies. 
  • Under broad supervision, assists in the design of plant equipment and processes for the operation of the paper machine.
  • Analyze weekly and monthly process trends.
  • May be required to provide guidance for other engineers and/or provide supervision to hourly employees operating the paper machine.
  • Support the mill’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) management system as required including updating operator rounds, auditing of operations for out-of-range process variables and working with management and hourly employees to correct out of range KPI’s. 
  • Drive best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance, and staff personnel.
  • Needs to be self-starter, be self-directed, take initiative to move forward with ideas, be committed and be able to work with and influence others.
  • Work under the direction of Superintendent or Asst. Superintendent to lead activities in determining the efficient and effective use of the full spectrum of the process chemistry to include an evaluation of the economic use of established chemical controls as well as any trial chemistry being evaluated for use.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of process control instrumentation, sampling, and verification of process indication.
  • Manage vendor compliance with mill safety rules for storage, inventory, and handling.
  • Review daily production and quality data, analyzes production and operation issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly cost and production budgets.
  • Assist key personnel in outage planning and operational scheduling.




  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Use of ladders and stairs in the mill environment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving / Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Priority Setting


Required Skills:

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Computer software (i.e., EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, SAP)
  • Team building skills.
  • Union knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Bachelor's Degree- Chemical Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Science, or Other Engineering discipline.
  • 3 years' experience in process in the pulp and paper industry.


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

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