Process Engineer - Pulp & Energy

Engineering / Ingénierie Nekoosa, Wisconsin


Domtar is currently seeking a process engineer for the Nekoosa, WI Mill. This position reports to the Superintendent of Process Optimization for Pulp and Energy and is responsible for promoting safety, process optimization, quality improvements and cost reduction within the pulp department. Use of continuous improvement methodologies is essential for this position as it aids in efficient and effective problem solving and execution of process improvements. Some of the continuous improvement tools that will be utilized include process debottlenecking and downtime Pareto analysis.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Promoting a safe work environment by engaging in safety initiatives and being a safety role model

  • Improving pulp mill productivity and reducing pulp variability through the use of continuous improvement tools such as debottlenecking and downtime Pareto analysis

  • Initiating and implementing cost reduction initiatives from conception through completion

  • Leading teams through root cause failure analysis to determine corrective and preventive actions

  • Establishing operator rounds (ECCM)

  • Providing technical assistance to the production areas

  • Interfacing with outside technical resources and suppliers to initiate productivity improvements, quality enhancements, cost reductions and process improvement trials

  • Building positive relationships with the hourly workforce and providing technical training on process improvements that impact safety, productivity, quality and cost

  • Developing leadership skills/competencies

  • Providing weekend and night on-call coverage for the pulp unit on a rotating basis




  • BS Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Science or related field or equivalent work experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years minimum process experience preferred

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience preferred


Critical Competencies for Success:

  • A personal dedication to safety, including proactive support of efforts to create a culture of safety excellence

  • Team player

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at one time

  • Good communication skills

  • Willing to intervene when an unsafe act is observed

  • Organized

  • Process troubleshooting ability

  • Analytical problem solving ability