• Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Quakertown
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  • Overview


    Neenah is looking for an experienced and innovative Process Engineer to join our dynamic and growing team where your experience and efforts make a difference. This position will be located at the Neenah Mill in Quakertown, PA and will work within the Operations Department to support key initiatives and help drive and achieve short and long term goals


    Essential Position Responsibilities

    • Provide technical expertise to modify existing mill process and/or add new processes that will improve quality and increase profitability.
    • Provide technical knowledge to improve quality of existing products and/or new product development.
    • Provide technical assistance to improve process control.
    • Complete cost optimization projects that provide significant savings through product substitution, reduced variability, improved quality, and higher operating efficiencies.
    • Carry out process improvement/optimization work including planning and supervising in-mill production trials. Determine areas requiring process improvements and coordinate efforts for achievement.
    • Write technical reports that clearly document trials, process improvement results, and capture cause and effect relationships.
    • Provide assistance to production in evaluating operation of major equipment and assist in design of modifications and changes required; aid operating personnel to better understand their processes.
    • Assist in planning of required machine maintenance, communication of planned activity, planning of machine lockouts, and execution of shutdown and start-up schedules.
    • Utilize process information systems to analyze production trends; assist in troubleshooting and identify possible improvements.
    • Support development and execution of capital projects.
    • Use of DMAIC process to drive to elimination of root causes of waste.


    Allied Responsibilities

    • Maintain effective communications and working relationships with production supervision and operating personnel as well as product development, suppliers, asset development, maintenance, IT, environmental, sales and marketing, research, engineering, and purchasing.
    • Develop proficiency in the use of mill information systems.
    • Key member of team driving initiative in safety improvement.
    • Perform other responsibilities related to position as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related area such as pulp and paper science, and at least three years’ experience which demonstrates process troubleshooting and analytical problem solving abilities.
    • 3-5 years of Process Engineer experience in paper mill operations is preferred.
    • Must have the ability to design and evaluate equipment and processes in terms of chemistry, control strategies, mechanical integrity, energy transfer, thermodynamics, mass transfer, and fluid dynamics.
    • 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 helpful.
    • Strong leadership and communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced production setting
    • Or, equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


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