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WestRock Company Process Engineer in Evadale, Texas

WestRock - Process Engineer - Evadale, TX

WestRock is a company where each of us genuinely belongs, is respected and valued, can do our best work, and where diversity, inclusion and equity are competitive advantages!

The Opportunity: The Process Engineer is a position in the Technical Department supporting the Evadale Mill operations within the Mill Operations segment located in Evadale TX. The position reports directly to the Sr Manager Technical for the facility. The Process Engineer will provide process optimization working directly with mill operations in driving projects for safety/environmental, quality, production efficiency, cost reduction. The position is also expected to support the Performance Excellence effort at the WestRock Evadale TX Mill. In this regard the role requires skills/experience in continuous improvement and problem-solving processes like RCA, Lean-Six Sigma Tools and Methodology to improve mill performance. The individual will be assigned to lead or facilitate significant improvement projects within the Texas facilities or joint projects requiring collaboration with other business functions.

The role will typically have an operations area focus to support the KPIs for that given area but will also be engaged to participate and lead cross department and even cross division projects as assigned. The position is expected to mentor entry level engineers and participate in operator training as needed.

Project Management experience is required and the capability to span location-wide issues related to process and policy changes is important.

This position can be utilized as a developmental role to prepare the individual to move into roles of greater responsibility. Several advancement paths can be considered based upon the company needs and individual’s experience and performance. The position will require intermittent travel (< 10% anticipated) to support the mill, Consumer Solutions, or WestRock Performance Excellence efforts.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Partner with operations to perform routines, projects and troubleshooting work to optimize area performance and Management Operating Systems.

  • Work with the mill leadership team and Department team to ensure projects are scoped properly to identify, quantify, prioritize improvement projects to achieve mill goals.

  • Lead/support diagnostic efforts and analysis to identify project opportunities within mill operations and value chain. Support site longer-term facility planning and capital execution

  • Be a highly visible valued servant leader for continuous improvement at the mill. Be a change agent, effectively coaching and consulting leaders and key stakeholders

  • Lead/facilitate chartered continuous improvement projects focused on cost reduction, efficiency improvement, quality/customer satisfaction and safety as assigned. Utilize Lean-Six Sigma Tools, Methodology and other processes

  • May be asked to work on or lead projects involving customers, customer service, product development and sales personnel to understand customer requirements and proactively address concerns or improve mix/volume.

  • Responsible for conducting business with integrity and respect, being accountable, and actively pursuing excellence to help achieve WestRock’s Path To One goals

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering - Chemical, Mechanical or Paper Science Preferred

  • 2-5 years professional experience in manufacturing environment in engineering, process improvement or related technical capacity. Paper or similar industry experience strongly preferred.

  • Prior process project experience or operational experience is desired. Experience in the use of structured problem-solving methodologies like Lean-Six sigma is preferred.

  • Demonstrated skills in planning and organizing work, and time management for multiple assignments.

  • Demonstrated ability coach/mentor others in a classroom or informal setting.

  • Strong team skills in various roles - lead, mentor, participant

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve measurable/breakthrough results and successfully negotiate obstacles to capture opportunity/solution. Results-driven.

  • MS Office skills to include Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.

  • Aligned with our company values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Excellence

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence.

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential.

  • Benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with match, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, employee referral bonus, and much more!

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.