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The Position
We currently have an opening for a Process Engineer based out of our location in Port Townsend, Washington.

About Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC)
The Port Townsend Paper (“PTPC”) mill has been in continuous operation for over 90 years. We operate on a continuous basis to produce OCC and kraft pulp which is used to manufacture linerboard, kraft paper, corrugating medium and market pulp. We have built a strong and loyal customer base by developing and nurturing strategic partnership-style relationships.

The PTPC team is dedicated to creating an engaging and positive work environment and we strive to preserve the environment as well as be good neighbors and a valued member of the local community. Many of our employees have enjoyed working for the greater part of their careers; we have employees with 20, 25, 30, even 35 years of service.

Job Responsibilities
Provides engineering expertise for process design, system optimization, quality control, commissioning & start-up, and troubleshooting of equipment and process systems.
Works closely with the operations, maintenance, and technical team to identify and implement process modifications that improve safety, quality, productivity, costs, efficiency and reduce process variability in a team atmosphere.
Helps develop and implement technical training programs for the operators and lab technicians.
Continually builds relationships with operators and management to enable knowledge sharing that may uncover the best alternative to a problem.
Performs routine testing of key process variables to ensure online process instrumentation accuracy.
Makes appropriate recommendations to facilitate continuous improvement.
Works with corporate resources to statistically analyze processes to develop and sustain optimal operating envelopes.
Supports the Technical Services Manager to troubleshoot potential customer issues and provide back-up support for paper testing labs.
Manages process changes and chemical additives/paper machine trials.
Provide plant support in troubleshooting root cause analysis (RCA) of process and equipment issues.
Other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and SPC (Statistical Process Control), is appreciated.
Strong analytical thinking, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Effective people management skills.
Ability to manage multiple complex tasks.
Able to organize and present technical data in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suites of products, (Visio, Teams, OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Specific process knowledge of kraft pulp and paper facilities is preferred.

Benefits
Competitive compensation.
A comprehensive health care plan including prescription, vision care, life insurance, and dental plan.
Retirement plan.
Employee Assistance coverage with full services, including dietary and nutritional services, retirement planning, and support services.
Paid time off.
Relocation assistance.

Port Townsend Paper Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free workplace.


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