Georgia-Pacific has an exciting opportunity for a talented Manufacturing Engineer to support two Through Air Dried (TAD) paper machines at our Wauna Mill, located near Astoria, Oregon. The Wauna mill is a fully integrated pulp and consumer products paper facility employing about 700 people who work in a variety of roles across the paper machine, converting and pulping operations. The facility specializes in the high-speed production of towel and tissue products including but not limited to Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle® and Vanity Fair brands for the retail industry.
The Dry EndManufacturing Engineer (ME) will support the dry end (and associated plant assets) operation for two TAD paper machines and will report to the TAD Paper Machine Production Leader. The Manufacturing Engineer will be involved with increasing the effectiveness of the asset group by improving reliability, work processes, equipment performance and team member capabilities within the TAD paper machines manufacturing segment.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Create an environment where the team achieves zero incidents in Environmental, Health and Safety
Lead and mentor employees to apply MBM in ways that are consistent with our Guiding Principles and align with the TAD Product System vision
Execute GP’s reliability and asset strategy for TAD paper machines.
Lead the implementation of complete asset strategies and facilitate operator basic care execution by transferring ownership to operators and technicians to operate, maintain and improve the assets.
Provide technical expertise and transfer knowledge to Technicians, Craftspeople, Performance Leader, and Reliability Coordinator.
Provide strategic and tactical leadership in the areas of safety, quality, asset reliability and productivity, cost optimization, strategic capital planning and execution, and talent development.
Obtain Engineering and Project Management resources on capital improvement projects.
Facilitate and lead the effort to identify, investigate, recommend and implement equipment improvements, new systems and process changes that will improve productivity, yield, quality and/or reduce costs.
Optimize the product stream. Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers within and across product systems to guard against sub optimization of a single technology center.
Position team for year-over-year competitive and continuous improvement.
Interface with Performance Leader, Skill Developers, and Technicians to identify and address knowledge and performance gaps in their technical center.
Work with Performance Leader to develop/verify skills of others in the team system.
Adhere to management of change processes by coordinating with MEs at other TAD facilities
Work with support personnel resolving short term reliability issues by conducting/leading root failure cause analysis.
Manage spare parts identification and stocking process for equipment that supports our reliability strategy.
A successful Manufacturing Engineer will have the ability to:
Challenge the status quo to facilitate improvements.
Collaborate across roles and diverse groups, gather and share feedback
Work in a team-based environment and willingness to put the team first
Stay current in best practices and be a continuous learner.
Take full responsibility for personal safety and the safety of fellow team members
Troubleshoot and analytically solve problems
What You Will Need:
An Associate’s degree in a Technical field AND 5 or more years of experience in a tissue/towel machine environment -- OR – a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Technical field AND 3 or more years of experience in a tissue/towel machine environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and general experience with databases and data analysis
Troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills
Experience using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or similar problem-solving techniques
What Will Put You Ahead?
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical, Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering
Demonstrated leadership with positive results
Knowledgeable of Instrumentation, PLCs, and ladder logic
Advanced chemistry knowledge related to Yankee coating (organic and inorganic)
Experience managing steam, condensate, and Yankee dryer compliance
Experience in chemical process safety and process safety management
Knowledge of information systems/technology, networking capabilities, and work processes