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Manufacturing Engineer


The Savannah River Mill is searching for a Manufacturing Engineer in the Paper Machine department. The Manufacturing Engineer will have broad responsibility for environmental compliance, safety, reliability, cost and managing within an ownership based work system.

The Savannah River Mill offers a unique opportunity to its team members. The mill is located in a beautiful part of the country in Effingham County with some of the best school systems in the state. It is close to the coast and the great city of Savannah, GA. The mill has established an excellent relationship with its community and participates in many community events. The Savannah River Mill has a very clean environment with virtually no odors. Most of our employees enjoy raising their families here in Rincon, Ga. Some choose to live at the nearby coast with year-round boating and long stretches of beach while others live near or in Savannah. Savannah is alive any time of year with activities for everyone to indulge. Savannah brims with all kinds of events including architectural tours, music and food festivals, art exhibits, Civil War Re-enactments, and bustling nightlife. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Creating an environment where the team identifies and mitigates safety risks
  • Developing and executing reliability and asset strategies including time based, condition based, operating envelope, and spare parts for the fiber department
  • Working with suppliers, inventory management, and production scheduling to optimize the pulping and cleaning process to provide fiber that meets the required specifications
  • Providing technical expertise and transferring knowledge to, Technicians, Team Coaches, Reliability Coaches, and others
  • Facilitating ownership based work system strategies by building capability of technicians to operate, maintain and improve their assets
  • Providing strategic and tactical leadership in the areas of EHS, compliance, asset reliability, cost optimization, quality capability, productivity, waste, and strategic capital planning and execution
  • Leading the effort to identify, investigate, recommend, and implement equipment improvements, new systems and process changes that will improve yield, quality and/or reduce costs
  • Collaborating with Manufacturing Engineers within and outside the paper department to optimize the process relative to throughput, quality and cost that provides the greatest value for the overall facility
  • Working with support personnel to resolve short term reliability issues while developing long-term reliability strategies
  • Understanding and communicating current capability and coordinating new opportunities with the Business, Operations, and Supply Chain

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and three (3) or more years of manufacturing experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and willing and able to learn the process and reliability software

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience working on Tissue Machines
  • Equipment and/or manufacturing systems reliability experience

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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