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Paper Engineer

Issue Date: November 16, 2021
Company: Brown Machine
Location: Beaverton, Michigan
Title: Paper Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Director of Engineering
Job Classification: Exempt
Position Scope

Brown Machine has an exciting opportunity for a Paper Engineer located in Beaverton, MI. The Paper Engineer will provide technical assistance in trouble shooting the process for paper forming and be responsible for assisting in mechanical/tooling designs and modifications to standard and new equipment related to paper forming.

  • Read and interpret work orders and specifications.
  • Maintain departmental records and files.
  • Provide assistance to Marketing and Manufacturing departments as specified by supervisor.
  • Complete all project tasks within assigned schedule and allotted hours.
  • Provide input into job estimates as required.
  • Provide assistance with necessary concept and layout drawings to ensure design meets accepted engineering standards and project requirements.
  • Support Production crews to help solve problems through Process and Design.
  • Maintain the process and creation of research & development.
  • Complete research and development on new products as required.
  • Research requirements needed to meet environmental regulations.
  • Complete research needed for processing and forming paper, (i.e., raw materials, chemistry, and extensibility of paper related to forming).
  • Assist is market sizing for new products.
  • Develop testing plans and data tables for analyzing with engineering staff.
  • Develop Paper Machinery, Paper Tooling, and Technical Process standards for the paper product line.
  • Make appropriate calculations, research performance standards, and investigate material and component selection and types of construction to ensure design specifications are met.
  • Assist in the design of various sections within the equipment and tooling to meet required specifications.
  • Assist other engineering disciplines Prepare bills of material and other paperwork per internal standards.
  • Attend and participate in design reviews for evaluation of work order requirements to design, and cost implications.
  • Assist other engineering disciplines in drawing changes in accordance with ECO procedure.
  • Assist in checking drawings and bills of materials as relates to assigned projects.
  • Assist in representing the design team in customer and final design reviews as required.
  • Ensure design considerations, concepts and calculations are documented and filed
  • Direct various design activities on assigned projects.
  • Review with design team to ensure quality and internal design practices are being met.
Education/Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Paper Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Work knowledge of Raw materials, Chemistry and Environmental technology
  • Basic working knowledge of trigonometry and geometry
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software and analysis tools
Other Attributes
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Positive team-oriented attitude
  • Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills on a technical level
  • Can work independently with little or no supervision
  • Able to mentor and coach team members

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