Appvion Operations, Inc.

Senior Process Engineer

Location US-PA-Roaring Spring
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What we need from you

  •  Identify and implement processes/systems to reduce cost and to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
  • Understand internal and external customer needs and translate them into functional designs and high value-added new processes and products.
  • Develop and implement new manufacturing processes, using leading edge technology, to support customer-driven applied innovations.

What you get to do

  • Identify and execute opportunities for safety, environmental, product and process improvements.
  • Maximize efficiencies and yields while maintaining product quality and customer satisfaction. This includes coordinating, conducting and evaluating trials.
  • Interface with both internal and external customers to resolve and reduce complaints and product or process non-conformances. This includes understanding customer needs and implementing process changes to regularly meet or exceed customer requirements.
  • Provide manufacturing support on new processes and new product development. Interface with product development professionals to participate in transition from solution development to launch and beyond.
  • Monitor and continuously improve manufacturing conditions and settings including analyzing process variations to determine interactions and effects on product and quality parameters.
  • Provide support to engineering during equipment installation, start-up and commissioning in order to optimize new equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve process and equipment issues. Lead root cause failure analysis.
  • Provide input for long term planning for the mill and company.
  • This position does require the individual to be part of a duty coverage team rotation that includes weekend and on-call coverage.

What we are looking for

  • S. degree in engineering/science field, preferably chemical engineering or paper science engineering.
  • 2-5+ years of experience preferred in process engineering and/or product development in a manufacturing setting. Preference is for experience to include continuous processes.
  • Experience/knowledge of papermaking, pulping, caustic, and/or coatings/coating equipment and processes is preferred.
  • Ability to apply engineering and scientific principles to quickly resolve problems and make improvements.
  • Capable of working in a flexible, often shifting/environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers, management team, and operators.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing environments, processes and procedures.
  • Leadership in continuous improvement projects.
  • Ability to facilitate and drive to resolution complex problems.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be results oriented and a team player.
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to travel on an as-needed basis.
  • Experience in the use of Minitab or similar software to do statistical analysis of data.
  • Ability to utilize and interpret statistical process control data and reports.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing training/experience is desired. Black belt is preferred.
  • Project Management training/experience is desired.


To be considered for employment, your application must be submitted online via the company website at Paper applications/resumes will not be accepted. No phone calls please. All offers of employment are contingent on a pre-employment physical, background check, and drug/alcohol screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. 


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