WestRock Electrical Project Engineer in Hodge, Louisiana

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Electrical Project Engineer - Hodge, LA

100 Mill St

Hodge, Louisiana, 71247

United States

The opportunity:

This position manages and supports the implementation of capital projects within the mill as well as supporting the mill electrical reliability and improvement efforts. The position requires strong project management and technical skills to coordinate different disciplines within the Engineering Department, Operations, Maintenance, consulting engineers, and vendors. Primarily, the prospective candidate should have the ability to manage several projects that span multiple engineering disciplines.

How you will impact WestRock:

Perform and or manage all detailed design and construction of approved capital projects with the objective of meeting technical, cost, and safety goalsCoordinate all factions of projects between engineering disciplines, Operations, and Maintenance DepartmentsPerform Engineering studies for capital jobsOutlines project requirements, assigns tasks, and supervises progress to ensure that objectives are being metInspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards

What you need to succeed:

BS Electrical EngineeringThree years of experience in the heavy industrial or process industries, Pulp & Paper experience preferredProject management experience, PMP Certification a plusDrafting and CAD (AutoCAD) training/experiencePersonal computer skillsExperience in four or more of the following areas:

Power distribution systemsProcess instrumentation systemsProcess DesignDistributed control systems Programmable logic controllersCoordinated drive systemsVariable speed a.c. and d.c. drivesLow and medium voltage motor control centers



– Exhibits strong competencies in Safety Mindset and has a thorough understanding of safety policies and procedures.

Ability to Execute –

Targets and achieves results, sets and accomplishes challenging goals, prioritizes and manages tasks effectively, maintains an organized system to monitor progress, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets standards and responsibilities. Decision Making/Judgment – Recognizes problems and responds by systematically gathering information and weighing options. Able to sort through complex issues, seeks input from others and addresses root cause of issues. Makes timely and accurate decisions. Uses consensus when possible and clearly communicates decisions to others. Initiative – Tackles problems and takes independent action. Seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development, and demonstrates a bias for action without being prompted. Problem Solving/Analysis – Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues. Can simplify and process complex issues and information, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts, can analyze data/information and draw accurate conclusions. Influence & Persuasion – Able to exhibit a ‘can-do’ approach and inspire associates to excel, uses competition to encourage others, develops performance standards and confronts negative attitudes. Develops a team spirit and uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions. Presents new ideas to authority figures and adapts presentations to suit a particular audience. Responds to objections successfully. Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy; is committed to excellence. Continuously looks for improvements, seeks opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Integrity – Able to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment. Prevents inappropriate behavior by coworkers, give proper credit to others and handles all situations honestly. Communication – Able to clearly present information through spoken or written word; read and interpret complex information; talks with employees, customers, and supplies, and has strong listening skills.

What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellenceComprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA 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.


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

Electrical Project Engineer