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Area Engineer – Guntown, MS

Nov 15, 2018

Job Description

The OSB Area Engineer is central to the technical and process control expertise of the OSB Operation.  The scope of this position is to drive continuous improvement results through, data based and priority setting, decision making. This position will also improve mill reliability by strategically aligning the mills daily activities to best practice standards, and measure results.  The Area Engineer will have a strong interaction with both the equipment, as well as the maintenance and operation personnel.

Job Duties and Task:

  • Put safety first, participate fully in Mill Safety program and set the example for personal safety ownership.
  • Responsible for achieving area objectives for Production, Uptime, and Cost (Including Annual MIP Savings).
  • Responsible for all aspects of process performance including equipment design, performance and reliability, production process effectiveness and operating practices.
  • Responsible for driving Root Cause Analysis in assigned areas
  • Participate fully in Area Team implementation with production Mentor and Area Mechanical Lead
  • Identify and implement process improvement projects including capital as well as expense (MIP) improvements.
  • Coordinate major project planning including annual SHUTS in assigned areas.
  • Assist in asset life plan review and development, including interacting with OEMs and SMEs.
  • Create and submit project capital Appropriation Requests (AR’s) and manage said projects from conception, through design, to installation, commissioning and handover, on time and within budget.
  • Train, teach and coach operators and other personnel with any current or future process aspects which may impact quality, cost or performance.
  • Implement and provide training in analytical problem-solving techniques.

Specific skills and Qualities

  • University degree qualified (Bachelors of Engineering) in a relevant discipline (Manufacturing/Electrical/Mechanical) with minimum 3–5 years post graduation experience .
  • Training and experience in relevant continuous process optimization techniques.
  • Knowledge of continuous manufacturing process and reliability improvement methods.
  • Ability to organize, plan and establish a routine of activities to ensure principle accountabilities are met.
  • Experience of delivering successful continuous process improvements in a team based environment.
  • Experience using data-based analytical troubleshooting techniques
  • Proactive, questioning, ‘get-it-done’ attitude
  • Basic engineering understanding of maintenance and operating activities; including interpreting and developing of P&IDs
  • Willingness to demonstrate a Go See Act approach in area of responsibility
  • Demonstrate ability to co-operate with leadership team, and operational and maintenance staff.
  • Be committed and show high level of professionalism at all times
  • Communication skills

Working conditions

All roles require a person to work in working conditions such as heat, cold, snow, rain, ice, frost, humidity, severe storms and so forth.  Special working conditions include regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working as a team regardless of challenge, and so forth.  Exposure to noise, dirt, grease, water and sawdust is common.

Physical requirements

Physical ability to perform the essential job functions of the position, which includes climbing stairs, navigating catwalks, working at heights up to 30 feet above the ground, lifting up to 50 pounds (from floor to shoulder height), stooping, and bending, carrying up to 30 pounds.

Position is exempt. Rate of pay is DOE.

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