Lead Process Engineer

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation
April 27, 2021
Beech Island, SC
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Process Engineers at Kimberly-Clark initiate design, develop optimize and problem solve manufacturing processes in a manner that meets safety, quality, and operational performance expectations. The Process Engineer for this role will provide leadership and creativity in design, development, optimization and problem solving for tissue manufacturing processes. The position reports to an Engineering Manager and receives direction in the form of general project objectives.

Key customers:

Sector Management, Project Sponsors, Staff Engineering, Portfolio Leaders, Mill Leadership, and Mill Asset Teams.


  • Lead single or multiple product or process improvement projects with a financial scope of up to $10 million from conception through commercialization.
  • Provide functional leadership and creativity in the initiation of design, development, and optimization of manufacturing equipment and processes to meet unit objectives.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in leadership of the application of engineering principles, scientific analysis, and project management.
  • Carry out all job responsibilities in a safe manner. Develop equipment and processes that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines. Provide for the safety and well-being of operators, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Identify complex technical issues and provide necessary solutions to determine root cause.
  • Assist in the development of others within the area of expertise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or Pulp & Paper Science from an accredited college or university.
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in a variety of technical or operational assignments in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong experience using manufacturing analysis tools, such as: statistical process control, design of experiments, process capability studies, Six Sigma, and lean manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific, in depth technical knowledge and expertise in tissue manufacturing or converting processes.
  • Experience working with external technical service providers.
  • Evidence of continuing self-development.
  • Familiarity with machine installations and startups.
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