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Covington, Virginia


a month ago

Career Level

Entry Level

Process Engineer

Process Engineer

104 East Riverside St
Covington, Virginia, 24426-1238
United States

Opportunity summary: The Process Engineer is responsible for managing technical projects aimed at product and process problem-solving and/or improvements, cost reduction, and profitability improvement. Process Engineers provide technical assistance to the operating departments to help them achieve the mill’s goals and objectives while driving continuous process improvement.

How you will impact WestRock
Determine and implement process changes and/or trials to improve operating efficiency and performance and minimize variation
Perform daily checks of production output and contributing factors
Partner with operations, E&I, and Process Control Engineers to understand all processes and how teams and individuals are involved and impacted at each step
Provide operators, other managers, and salaried employees with analytical support and problem-solving related to operating processes
Drive continuous process improvement within an operating area through the coordination and management of raw material and other process trials (e.g. using an ingredient or process aid/chemical)
Translate production efficiencies and reduced variances to revenues and costs
Use material balances to identify process problems with transmitters and other equipment
Track and analyze data related to any trials, changes and continual production information to inform recommendations and decisions
Gather and cleanse production and process data and perform statistical/analytical tests to uncover important variables and their impacts
Generate production reporting, create process monitoring reports, and perform daily troubleshooting of the process
Performs job responsibilities with direct supervision

What you need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in science or engineering; Chemical, Mechanical, or Pulp and Paper Science preferred
0-2 years of experience in a process engineering role
Preferred: Work experience in the paper industry or similar industry through an internship or co-op
Frequently works indoors in an environment that is not climate controlled and has high temperatures
Frequently stands or walks for 1-2 hours at a time
Heavy industrial environment; required to wear PPE – ear plugs, hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed boots

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com. WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans