Lead Engineer Process

KimberlyClark   •  

Mobile, AL

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 211 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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. 

Specifically, the Engineer for this role will offer Process Engineering and technical leadership to the Mobile Recycled Fiber product system, which includes the following asset areas; Recycled Fiber, Dry Fiber, OCC, Broke Center, Alternative Fiber and Utilities.

The candidate must have expertise across multiple technologies and will have demonstrated ability to effectively interface with a cross-functional team that includes product/quality assurance, safety, product supply, mill operations, etc.  The incumbent reports to the Mobile Fiber Asset Team Leader.


Sector Management, Project Sponsors, Staff Engineering, Mill leadership, Mill Asset teams, Reliability teams, and operating technicians. 


  • Carry out all job responsibly in a safe manner while being recognized as a positive role model for safety.
  • Develop equipment and processes that meet safety codes, polices and guidelines.  Provide for the safety and well-being of operators, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Seek, recognize, define and solve problems to achieve unit objectives. Identify complex technical issues to determine root cause and viable engineering solutions.
  • Lead development and implementation of key initiatives to improve asset performance and meet team objectives
  • Lead development and implementation of Process Health Management System for the product system.
  • Lead development and implementation of Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives including training of technicians.
  • Effective leader and implementer of major activities that support strategy business plans.
  • Provide mentoring to Asset Leaders, Operations Consultants, engineers and operators.
  • Provide support to other asset areas as requested.
  • Human resources development in accordance with expected behaviors of the One K-C Behaviors.
  • Provide leadership by example in managing safety, diversity, quality attitudes & practices.
  • Understand and perform basic financial analysis to determine best cost options for process and project initiatives.
  • Ensure work is documented and is retrievable.
  • Working knowledge of PIMS, Process Books and strong Excel skills


Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Pulp & Paper from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of expertise in a variety of technical or operational assignments.  Other relevant scientific disciplines with the described experience level will also be considered.

Strong experience using manufacturing analytical tools such as statistical process control, design of experiments, process capability studies, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing.