Staff Engineer - Paper Process

Recareered Birmingham , AL 35203

Posted 3 weeks ago

Skills and Experience:

As the Lead Paper Process Engineer, responsibilities include delivery of the process engineering deliverables on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations. May require proving the supervision and technical direction of a team of process engineers on larger projects.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Paper Science from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of paper machine equipment, processes, and operations.
  • Experience in PFD and P&ID development, heat and material balances, and equipment specifications.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Professional Engineering registration is a plus.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan, organize, and oversee the process engineering activities with responsibility for quality and accuracy as well as performance budget and schedule.
  • Understand the project scope and deliverables. Initiate timely project change notices when deviations are made from project scope that affect the cost of the work, deliverable and/or schedule.
  • Establish the process design criteria for the project.
  • Oversee PFD and P&ID development, heat and material balances, hydraulic calculations and other process engineering tasks.
  • Review and approve all process engineering deliverables.
  • Prepare equipment specifications and assist in the development of bid packages for procurement of equipment.
  • Review and check vendor information and reconcile verses the process design documents.
  • Coordinate with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure inter-disciplinary alignment of the design effort.
  • Review discipline design information and design drawings for process engineering input and participate in inter-discipline design reviews.
  • Develop preliminary designs suitable for the level of estimate being prepared as part of a capital project development study.
  • Maintain familiarity with and utilize industry standards, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Check calculations, reports, and studies made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, as well as conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and good engineering practices.
  • Travel as required for project related activities.
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