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Title:  Chemical Process Engineer III-Utilities

Requisition ID:  16516-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
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.  Develop specific performance parameters for the Utilities operations. 

Provides support for process improvement projects.  These projects will involve chemicals, mechanical improvements, support for trials and investigations of new technologies.  The Process Engineer will support the mill’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) management system as required.  This will include 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. Must learn quickly and analyze the data. 



Job Functions:


  • Review daily production and quality data, analyzes production and operation issues.
  • Responsibilities include implementing manufacturing processes, troubleshooting process, equipment issues, data collection and analysis.
  • Manage trails, identify process improvements.  
  • Assist key personnel in outage planning and operational scheduling.
  • Analyze weekly and monthly process trends.
  • Monitors departmental cost, develop capital project scope and budget.
  • Training of hourly and salary personnel, reviews work and vacation schedules.
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly cost and production budgets.
  • Cover vacancies for Product Engineer


Required Skills

Key competencies

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in fiber or utilities area.
  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving / Technical Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict Management
  • Directing Others
  • Computer software (i.e. EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, SAP)

Required Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree - Chemical Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Science, or other engineering discipline
  • SAP system knowledge, team building skills, Union knowledge, excellent communication skills

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.

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