Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  3699

Queen City, TX, US, 75572

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


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Role Summary

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on operating units within the Pulp Department that maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, and operating cost of the Mill’s power generation.  This role plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, modification, optimization and operation of power equipment by performing the following duties personally or by coordinating the activities with operations, maintenance, and contract personnel. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Provide process engineering technical support to production units, environmental activities and plant projects to improve unit operations, process safety and environmental performance
  • Support process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by participating in process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, alarm management, pressure protection management, and providing technical assistance for work scope development, assessment of process impacts on equipment, and environmental reviews.
  • Provide process engineering technical assistance to power generation operations for solving operating problems, optimizing, and improving production planning
  • Design improvements to increase production capacity, efficiency, process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
  • Work with support teams to monitor unit operations, correct problems and assist in improvements, usually for special problems or projects
  • Support to maintain and ensure continuous operation, including assistance during operational upsets
  • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing technical support during shutdown/startup timeframe
  • Coordinate and assist in implementation of system changes, including equipment additions, modifications and/or deletions and process design
  • Assist in writing and reviewing unit operating procedures in assigned areas
  • Maintain knowledge of latest technologies and best practices for pulp or paper industry
  • Develop efficiency strategies which optimize process unit profitability by maximizing throughput and yields while minimizing operating costs
  • Provide operational and technical support for any plant system change. Includes operational review, assistance with cost/benefit analysis, and participating in hazard reviews
  • Complete process engineering study and design for new projects and coordinate with Engineering Department to develop estimates, define scope, and complete projects
  • Communicate and document process engineering activities in unit support, design, plant engineering, environmental and process safety support activities with little or no review required
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred), but will consider Mechanical and Chemical Engineering disciplines
  • Strong technical, quantitative analysis and process orientation skills
  • Working knowledge of root cause analysis concepts
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Demonstrated capability in use of material and energy balances
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult problems
  • Working knowledge of fundamental theories of electrical or power generation, mass transfer, thermodynamics, and control systems
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
  • Ability to Work as self-directed individual and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound engineering principles
  • Knowledge of process design, instrumentation, process control and statistics
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must pass a pre-employment background and drug screen


Desired Characteristics

  • Three (3) years of experience in power generation, paper, pulp, refining, or petrochemical plant processes
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and Environmental rules and regulations
  • Process Design experience with simulations and equipment specific design
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles


Pay Range:   $69,540.00 - $92,720.00


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


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