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Title:  Chemical Process Engineer I

Requisition ID:  15300-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on operating units within the Pulp Mill that maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, and operating cost of the Department.  This role plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, modification, optimization, and operation of process equipment by performing the following duties personally or by coordinating the activities with operations, and maintenance and contract personnel.  This role evaluates process unit operating performance, implements recommendations for optimization, and supports capital improvements in support of long-term sustainable performance.

Required Skills

Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • 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.
  • Maintain environmental compliance by supporting environmental calculations, establish operating parameters, providing input into permit development, and providing accurate data as required
  • Provide process engineering technical assistance to process operations for solving operating problems, optimizing, and improving production planning
  • Design improvements for process units to increase production capacity, efficiency, process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
  • Provide process support to Plant Engineering activities, usually involving preparation of major appropriation requests or execution of detailed engineering of projects
  • 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 or turnarounds
  • 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 and outage timeframe
  • Coordinate and assist in implementation of plant 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
  • Provide process design data for potential pulp mill improvements, expansions, and compliance projects
  • Develop efficiency strategies which optimize process unit profitability by maximizing throughput and yields while minimizing operating costs
  • Maintain heat and material balances on assigned units
  • Calculate and analyze yields and conversion on assigned units
  • Support process engineering with plant material balances, yields, closures, project design scope, etc. as deemed necessary to maintain operations
  • Monitor and does analyses of utility and raw material consumption for cost estimation and reduction project
  • 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 Experience

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Working knowledge in paper, pulp, refining, chemical or petrochemical plant processes or production operations
  • 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
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental theories of heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, separations, 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 a legally authorized to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Three (3) years of experience in paper, pulp, refining, chemical 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

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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