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Plant Engineer

Posting Start Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, 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!

The Process Engineer works with production, engineering and maintenance personnel to identify and successfully implement improvement opportunities for existing production processes.  These opportunities include items such as, improved equipment reliability, improvement in process capability in both quality and throughput rate.  Assists the Technical Manager with environmental compliance involving manufacturing processes.  Learn and own the mill quality processes, including recommending improvements as well as establishing and maintaining process controls and procedures to ensure consistent product quality and safety and environmental compliance.  Additionally, the Process Engineer will be involved in the qualification of new product trials and processes.  Interact with customers as required for new product development and product improvements. They will conduct root cause analysis and corrective actions on customer quality complaints and evaluate quarterly product quality to identify trends. Ownership of portions of the safety program belongs to the position as well as other duties that may be assigned.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Environmental and reporting and compliance to all governmental agencies as well corporate rules and programs
  2. Ability to manage muliple priorities and learn different facets of the paper to support team members and company objectives.
  3. Sound engineering practices and skill sets to complete projects, improve operations and reduce waste as well as lead projects for the team and implement capital projects as it relates to the job
  4. Inventory Chemical management and  trials as appropriate to improve the effeciencies of the machine
  5. Lean methodolgy

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Paper Science or relevant field)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment (preferable with strong Paper Mill and tissue background)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification or lean manufacturing exposure

Desired experience

  • Environmental and report compliance to all state agencies and compny and corporate expectations
  • Ability to manage mulitiply priorities and learn different facets of the paper mill to support team members and company objectives
  • Sound engineering practices and skill sets to complete projects, improve operations, and reduce waste and support the company goals
  • Chemical management and trials to improve process effeciency
  • Lean Methodology and or six-sigma


  • Strong leadership with teams/groups and project management
  • Proven track record of solid engineering projects and success rate with projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and changing deadlines and competing objectives
  • Self-motivated and time management skills
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, SAP, MES, AS400)
  • Ability to work with extended hours as necessary to complete work assignments

Business Objectives Alignment

Help roll out an operational strategy in line with his 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 unit’s manufacturing efficiency

Share best practices

Support and promote processes and tools that drive a continuous improvement culture in his 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 unit in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Conduct himself 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 business network

Help deliver on his 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. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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