Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-WI-Appleton
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Neenah Paper is actively recruiting for the role of Mechanical Engineer to join our team at the Appleton Mill located in Appleton, WI. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for all assigned activities including, but not limited to, providing definition and execution of capital projects in accordance with the desired costs and provide maintenance support.   This position will focus on our newly built Filtration and Slitter line(s).




  • Exercise personal leadership to provide an environment that puts a priority on providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees and contractors.
  • Execute capital projects and other significant facility changes / improvements while impacting safety in the facility in a positive manner.
  • Ensure safety is designed into all equipment additions and modifications.
  • Ensure that equipment installations are completed in a safe manner and that proper safety reviews are conducted and loss control risks are addressed.
  • Maintain and improve the facilities regulatory compliance.
  • Provide support to the Management Safety System Team and Leadership in the development and implementation of element 3.3 - rules, permitting and licensing.

Capital Project Execution

  • Development and execute capital projects to:
    • Support strategic initiatives
    • Reduce costs
    • Sustain and improve operations from a safety, reliability and environmental standpoint
  • Execute capital projects ensuring successful achievement of facility objectives.
  • Abide by the spirit of all identified industry safety guidelines, mandates, regulations, and laws.
  • Influence project execution and activity to support spending targets.
  • Manage 3rd party engineering as utilized to expedite project initiatives.


  • Support the development and implementation of cost improvement plans and programs that ensure a profitable manufacturing facility.
  • Provide engineering support to assist in the maximization of asset TPD, Yield, Uptime, and COM targets.
  • Include energy and cost effectiveness in the design of all equipment additions and modifications.

 Facility Support

  • Provide technical support as needed to facilitate the safety and success of other mill teams
  • Provide maintenance support as needed.

 Promote and support Neenah Paper culture through visible and effective demonstration of the following:

  • Safety – Continuously working to improve
  • High Level of Personal Accountability – Own it, Don’t be a victim
  • Actively Experiment, Course Correct and Scale
  • Results Driven – Playing to Win
  • Internal Debate, External Support - Challenge, Align and Move Forward Together
  • Looking out for Each Other - Assume positive intent
  • Celebrate Success - Recognize others every day. Celebrate key milestones and successes along the way.



Successful candidates will have one to two years of mechanical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. Paper Mill and manufacturing experience is beneficial.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • Applicable relevant engineering experience required.
  • Leading metrics development and continuous improvement experience required.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills; experience with customer/vendor interactions; ideally collaborating with others to help define needs, identify solutions and resolve problems.
  • Enjoys working with and collaborating with members of other business unit teams.
  • Strong analytical skills to define problems and develop mechanical solutions to improve process/asset productivity/safety.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, mathematical proficiency, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with a take-charge attitude and an understanding of personnel management techniques.
  • Understanding of activities and procedures required for efficient and quality work completion.
  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to a working knowledge of AutoCad, 3D Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project.
  • Experience with Oracle is very helpful.Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced production setting.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran’s status or on the basis of disability.


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