Process Engineer - Entry Level in Escanaba, Michigan, US at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 10/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. A leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This desire, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users.

Our team is the cornerstone of our success story.  If you are a natural problem solver and facilitator of change, driven and eager to learn, who loves collaboration, involvement, commitment, and ownership, then we have the perfect job for you!  Come and be part our success story and become a member of our team!

Purpose:

As a Process Engineer, you will work closely with the Operations Teams to trouble-shoot and optimize key processes while gaining the knowledge and experience required to advance into a leadership position.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide high-quality process support and technical leadership to the mill’s operations group resulting in improved product quality, productivity and reduced costs.   
  • Evaluate product improvement or cost optimization projects by conducting trials including development of trial plans and authoring trial reports.
  • Improve product quality while implementing cost and variability reduction initiatives. 
  • Develop manufacturing specifications for new grades through pilot coater and machine evaluations. 
  • Reduce environmental impact. 
  • Provide technical support for key departments.  
  • Provide problem solving and analytical skills and leadership. 
  • Assist with machine shut downs and start up.
  • Integrate safety leadership into daily activities. 
  • Provide on-call and weekend duty coverage within a designated rotation. 

Travel: Negotiable

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • Self-starter able to work effectively with minimal direct supervision. 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • Possess ambulatory capabilities to move freely about the mill, ascend and descend ladders and stairways, and tolerate temperature extremes.    
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, (Pulp & Paper or chemical engineering preferred).
  • Working knowledge of mill DCS/QCS systems and networking.
  • Working knowledge of mill data systems, data gathering techniques and statistics.

Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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