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Tissue Manufacturing - Process Engineer

Posting Start Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Eau Claire, WI, US

Company: Cascades




Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.




The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!


As a Process Engineer for the Eau Claire, WI mill you will have a diverse work load in support of the manufacturing needs for the Papermill & DeInk Plant. The successful candidate will partner with the Production Supervisors in their respective areas to determine best methods to ensure continuous operation of each asset. The person will collaborate with production employees, production supervisors, maintenance team and plant leadership team to provide guidance on support processes  and materials (commodity & specialty chemicals, production supplies, etc.) and ensure safe operations across the mill.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Papermaking Superintendent, you will have the following main functions:

  • Work safely and efficiently when performing duties in pulp processing and papermaking
  • Establish, improve, and support safe work practices throughout the Papermaking & Deink Complexes
  • Develop a working knowledge of the mill’s operation from waste paper receiving through jumbo roll production in order to manage processes in papermaking, deinking, and provide fiber management support
  • Manage, optimize and maintain the chemical systems and inventory of the papermaking and deink areas
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities, including chemical trials and related projects
  • Manage and coordinate lab activities, including: supervision of lab technician, papermaking interns/co-op students, and vendor use of laboratory facilities
  • Develop and maintain professional relationship with suppliers and contractors providing service to the mill
  • Provide 24 hour support during specific weeks per rotating schedule of On Call Supervisor duties (8-week rotation)
  • Promote Cascades philosophy

Desired experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering disciple preferred
  • 0 – 3 years of experience as an engineer supporting Papermaking or related assets is desired
  • Strong organizational skills, initiative, and judgement
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Minimum 2 years people leadership experience

Business Objectives Alignment

Help roll out an operational strategy in line with his/her unit’s business strategy

Operational Excellence

Assist with commissioning new equipment

Assist with tests carried out by the unit and support investment projects

Ensure technical support and develop relationships with business partners

Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units

Help implement standardized manufacturing practices (One Certification) and implement equipment management best practices

Help the unit achieve its operational objectives (e.g., quality, OSH, productivity, profitability, maintenance)

Recommend and/or implement solutions to improve his/her unit’s manufacturing efficiency

Share best practices

Support and promote processes and tools that drive a continuous improvement culture in his/her unit

Human Resources

Develop and provide training

Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Health & Safety

Comply with safe work standards in effect

Help develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all Cascades employees

Help set OSH priorities for his/her unit in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Conduct him/herself ethically and uphold Cascades’ culture and values

Make sure projects comply with the standards, regulations and procedures in effect

Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of the unit

Client Focused and Innovation

Develop his/her business network

Help deliver on his/her unit’s technical innovation objectives

Keep a watch on new technologies and share them within the organization

Follow practices that are in line with our client-centric business vision

Core competencies defined for this job


Continuous improvement

On-the-job learning

Planning and organizing



Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.


Nearest Major Market: Eau Claire

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Engineering, Manufacturing

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