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Minimum USD hourly rate: 50.72
Maximum USD hourly rate: 76.20

Industry: Engineering

Company: Clearwater Paper and Manchester Industries

Where you will work:The Cypress Bend facility is located in the historic Mississippi River Delta and produces bleached paperboard and bleached Kraft pulp, used in the production of folding cartons, commercial print paperboard, carded packaging, and cup stock. This facility boasts over 300 talented employees and stretches across 730 acres. Clearwater Paper employees are proud to manufacture a high-quality product for an essential industry.

Cypress Bend is a rural community with close access to the Mississippi River. This is a wonderful location for those who love the outdoors and offers plenty of activities including fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. The Cypress Bend area also offers several opportunities for social and civic involvement including the McGehee Hospital, McGehee Boys & Girls Club, Food Pantry, Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas City Food Pantry, Paws and Claws Humane Society, and the Polite Foundation. Cypress Bend emphasizes exposure to the arts including the WWII Japanese Internment Museum, Desha County Museum, and SEArk Concert Association. Cypress Bend is in close proximity to McGehee, Monticello, and Drew Central public schools as well as UAM McGehee College of Technology and WAM Crossett College of Technology.

What you will do:The Senior Project Engineer provide engineering services to develop and implement capital projects at the site level while supporting corporate initiatives and working with the national OPEX team. This role is key in assisting operations and maintenance at the assigned work site with technical analyses and designs to improve existing processes and equipment. Manages project work to maintain compliance with environmental and safety regulations.

  • Leads the technical process for operating areas to solve equipment and process-related problems, including troubleshooting.
  • Assists with designing solutions to eliminate equipment failures and process instabilities
  • Manages all phases of assigned capital projects including the development project justifications, scope, AFCEs, vendor management packets and project documentation.
  • Conducts data analysis and provides support data for all reports and performance updates.
  • Develops, coordinates, and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts.
  • Investigates and analyses relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.
  • Analyses preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer, and governmental agency reliability objectives.
  • Organizes shut down schedules for operations where applicable.
  • Develops working knowledge of all process areas in areas including process flow, operator responsibility, major quality attributes and areas for improvement.
  • Participates in the development of less experienced engineers.
  • Provides crew supervision during trials or upset conditions to ensure the trial plans are properly executed.

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Actively seeks and allocates appropriate decision-making authority or task responsibility to appropriate individuals based on their abilities, availability, motivation, and development needs; considers potential positive and negative impact, business unit priorities, organizational values, and the opportunity to enhance others’ knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies barriers that impact customer service and retention; communicates concerns and recommendations to others.
  • Uses understanding of customer needs and the organization’s customer service practices to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create customer satisfaction and prevent service issues from occurring.
  • Creates relevant options for addressing problems and opportunities that will achieve desired outcomes. Systematically evaluates business opportunities, targeting those with the greatest potential for producing positive business results.

What you will need:To be successful in this position, we are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Paper Science (required), mechanical engineering strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in project or reliability engineering, maintenance, or operations in the paper industry required with preferences in high-speed manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with vendors, managers, and production employees to achieve goals.
  • Previous experience using a Production Management system (required).
  • Excellent planning and organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with other levels within the organization to influence change.
  • Able to work in a high-speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete surfaces.
  • Capable of managing Process Safety Management programs.
  • Familiar with and have a good working knowledge of construction and repair codes (ASME, API, NBIC, NEC etc.).
  • Knowledgeable with maintenance best practices (vibration analysis, oil analysis, etc.) preferred.
  • Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment.
  • Exposure to dirt, noise, odor, and temperature extremes.
  • Climbing stairs, ladders, scaffolding and uneven surfaces/grounds.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process.

Total Reward Details:We’re committed to providing an exceptional workplace experience, including a comprehensive total reward package. This position is eligible for our Incentive Plan. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience among other factors. Benefits are generally available after 30 days and include medical, dental, vision, life, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and a 401k plan. Paid time off will include vacation days, personal days, and company holidays.

Clearwater Paper does not offer sponsorship for employment-based visa status (including, but not limited to, H-1B visa status and other employment-based nonimmigrant visas) for this position. Accordingly, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis and will not require Clearwater Paper’s sponsorship to continue to work legally in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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