WestRock Sr. Process Engineer in Florence, South Carolina

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Sr. Process Engineer - Florence, SC

7320 Mill Rd, PO Box 100544

Florence, South Carolina, 29506

United States

The opportunity:

The Sr. Process Engineer drives continuous improvement by developing and leading projects aimed at reducing overall production costs, optimizing production processes, and improving product quality. The Process Engineer also provide capital project support by developing business cases, feasibility analyses, conceptual studies, and preliminary process design. Additionally, the Sr. Process Engineer provides operations support by assisting during new equipment start-up and trouble-shooting existing Mill systems. The Sr. Process Engineer will report to the Mill Operations Project Lead and provide support in the build and start-up of a new state of the art paper machine.

* How you will impact WestRock: *

  • Continually optimize existing processes to maximize throughput, reduce variation, and improve product quality.
  • Lead teams and execute projects having a significant impact on the Mill’s cash costs, including Kaizens, DMAICs, and Just-Do-It (JDI).
  • Develop data gathering, monitoring, and reporting systems to sustain gains from previous projects and identify new opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead all process engineering aspects of capital projects, from front-end conceptual design through successful operation, including start-up, operations training, and post start-up optimization working in conjunction with the plant engineers.
  • Provide technical support to Operations with troubleshooting quality and operational problems.
  • Analyze problems within existing systems utilizing analytical abilities and implementing recommendations for improvement.
  • Responsible to be an active member in Lean Six Sigma projects. This includes holding multiple roles within projects.
  • Responsible for executing projects in a safe manner and observing all pertinent laws, codes and policies.
  • Develop and implement Continuous Improvement goals and objectives.

* What you need to succeed: *

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Pulp, Paper Science is preferred
  • 5-10 years of industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills essential
  • Must have well developed written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Proficient computer skills (including MS Office)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Ability to:

  • Gather data through physical sampling or Mill’s data historian and DCS systems
  • Perform calculations, analyze results, and provide recommendations
  • Plan, schedule, and organize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Interact effectively with all levels of personnel, both hourly and management
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Exercise independent and discretionary judgment
  • Ability to present and justify projects to management team

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



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Sr. Process Engineer

South Carolina-Florence