Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  997

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Department:  Engineering
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.



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 pulp mill department. 


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. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • 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 trials, 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.


Key competencies

  1. Preferred 1-3 years work experience in pulp mill
  2. Action Oriented
  3. Problem Solving / Technical Skills
  4. Drive for Results
  5. Timely Decision Making
  6. Priority Setting
  7. Conflict Management
  8. Directing  Others
  9. Computer software (i.e. EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, SAP)


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


Nearest Major Market: Monroe