Sr. Process Engineer

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation
April 20, 2021
Owensboro, KY
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You are a practical realist — just who we need to get the job done

You know when to draw the line before a job bogs down in the quest for perfection. You have the intuition and the confidence to assess what works and what doesn’t. You’re a realist focused on quality without the sacrifice of productivity — a valuable person who knows when it’s time to move on — and that time is when all criteria have been met. We would like to meet you!


The Process Engineer for this role will provide leadership and manage the process design, development, optimization and implementation of major processes and systems in paper manufacturing.


Key customers include: Site leadership, mill technicians, mill technician specialists, and sector leadership.

Candidates should have expertise across multiple technologies in both staff and plant environments and will have a demonstrated ability to effectively provide work direction to a broad range of team members.

In our opinion, we’d be missing out on good ideas if we didn’t include you in the decision-making

No one is more familiar with the inner-workings of your daily activities than you are. That’s why your opinions will be important when decisions affecting your work are made. We’ll respect your ability to pinpoint potential problems and suggest how to iron them out. In our diverse workplace, we appreciate the unique perspectives each person brings and offer every opportunity for advancement. If you’re looking for an opportunity to have a say in important decisions, here it is.


  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering and/or Pulp and Paper from an accredited College or University and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a variety of technical or operational assignments; preferably 8 + years of experience. Candidates with an Associate, Bachelor, or advanced degree in a relevant scientific discipline and possessing applicable experience may also be considered.
  • Experience working within multiple technologies; LDC or UCTAD technology is preferred.
  • Proven experience using manufacturing analysis tools, such as: SPC (statistical process control); design of experiments; process capability studies; Six Sigma; others.
  • Skilled in manufacturing processes with a demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into execution of process and capacity improvements in major capital projects.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project results within required timeframes.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a variety of plant and staff assignments, including maintenance and operations.
  • Experience and expertise with Kimberly-Clark manufacturing process engineering technology, procedures, processes and products.
  • Experience working with external technical service providers.
  • Demonstrated continuing self-development (i.e., progress toward an advanced degree).

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead single or multiple product or process improvement projects with a financial scope of up to $30 million from conception through commercialization.
  • Lead mill-wide cost transformation initiatives.
  • 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 so as to be recognized for expertise and functional leadership in application of engineering principles, scientific analysis and project management while providing advice and counsel to others.
  • 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 wellbeing of operators, maintenance and other personnel.
  • Seek, recognize, define and solve problems to achieve unit objectives. Identify complex technical issues to determine root cause.
  • Participate in the development of others within the area of the incumbent's expertise.
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