Mechanical Engineer

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Neenah Paper, Quakertown Mill, Quakertown, PA, is currently accepting resumes for an Project Mechanical Engineer (Temporary 3 to 6 month assignment).  This position reports to the Mill Manager.


  • Coordinate all phases of project, from justification to start-up, including preliminary design studies, selection of equipment or vendors, and development and implementation of recommendations. 
  • Establishing project schedules by studying project plans and specifications, calculating time requirements, and sequencing project elements.
  • Maintaining project schedules by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems.
  • Assist in the execution of annual shutdowns.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to crews during the course of the year.
  • Identify and implement best practices between sites.
  • Support Productivity, Yield and Uptime goals so that COM is reduced year over year.
  • Implement process initiatives to optimize paper machine and converting performance year over year.
  • Implement capital projects as assigned that meet or exceed objectives related to safety, quality, reliability and cost.

Support strategic cost control and energy reduction efforts


  • Successful candidates will have five (5) plus years of mechanical or electrical experience in a manufacturing environment.  Supervisory experience a plus. A proven track history of successful maintenance and engineering project management implementation are also desired. Paper Mill and manufacturing experience is desired.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred, though not required.
    • Applicable relevant maintenance and engineering experience will be considered as well.
    • Predictive/Preventive maintenance experience desired.
    • Leading metrics development and continuous improvement experience required.
    • Previous engineering experience in paper mill operations is preferred.
    • 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 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 Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project. Experience with Oracle is very helpful.
    • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced production setting.

Neenah Paper, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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