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Lead Process Engineer at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Roswell, Georgia

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Lead Process Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Process Engineer

Location: Roswell, GA

Our productivity will be enhanced by your creativity

Sometimes all that is required to move forward is a fresh way of looking at things. A challenge that requires a fresh solution gets your “creative juices” flowing. When you engage your creative mind, it has the effect of a wake-up call; others get motivated and they go about their tasks with awareness to new possibilities. We value your ability to invigorate productivity. Please contact us.


Engineers at Kimberly-Clark work as members of the Global Nonwovens Research & Engineering (R&E) team to develop and implement new products, processes, materials, or technology concepts. Slitting, winding, web handling, and roll handling are fundamental to the bottom-line performance of Global Nonwovens. The development of high-speed processes, delicate laminates, extensible nonwovens, elastomerics, and high loft webs is needed to product development and converting performance top line of Global Nonwovens’ Business partners. Currently, we are seeking a Process Engineer with 3-10+ years of industry experience in the web handling field for process development and commercialization in the Global Nonwovens Sector in Roswell, Georgia.

Position Summary:

The process engineer for this role will provide guidance and leadership in process development, optimization, problem solving with commercialization of creative materials where the physics and applied engineering principles of Web handling and Winding are in scope. Specific projects will relate to how nonwoven webs move, are wound or unwound on either a nonwovens asset or the converting machines of the businesses who purchase roll goods from the Nonwovens sector within Kimberly-Clark. Candidates should have experience across Global Nonwoven or Business Unit technologies, and a demonstrated ability to effectively interface with a broad range of team members, global customers, manufacturing partners, and Business Unit Leaders. Ideal candidate will show willingness to learn and broaden exposure to into this unique & critical area of web handling. The role reports to a Team Leader and receives direction in the form of specific project and/or sector objectives.


  • Lead process development projects through commercialization, including process design and equipment selection to deliver desired customer/user benefits, product specification and machine performance targets, collaborating across functional areas to deliver on time and within specification

  • Build capability in the web handling space using multiple means such as off-site training, mill visits and spending time with internal web handling subject matter experts

  • Plan and carry out project responsibilities with limited assistance and direction

  • Seek, recognize, define, and solve problems to achieve unit objectives

  • Assess complex web handling technical issues to determine root cause and develop/recommend solutions

  • Challenge organizational norms and capabilities to consider new and different innovation opportunities, approaches and methods

  • Support Web Handling Process Engineering activities for capital asset expansions.   Activities include process specification development, operations and engineering training development and execution, author process checkout plan, lead PCO activities onsite for asset startups

  • Communicate and document project plans and results to key customers

  • Provide protection to technologies, processes, materials, and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets

  • Deliver on key material and process development, commercialization, and customer programs, globally

  • Employ scientific methodology, 4 step problem solving, engineering principals to deliver process, OEE, material attributes

When you brainstorm, there’s lightening. Join us!

You’re a champ at collaborating or brainstorming alone for new ways to tweak procedures and products or put a new spin on them entirely. You’re imaginative and keep up with market trends, always on the look-out for what could sharpen our cutting-edge. Here’s an opportunity to use your innovative mind to full advantage. We appreciate our diverse staff for the perspectives and skills they contribute. Here, everyone is welcomed, included, respected, and offered equal opportunities for advancement. Join us.


  • Candidates possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Mechanical or electrical engineering from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required

  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in a variety of technical and operational

  • A demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team to complete projects within required timeframes

  • Schedule flexibility, as the role requires average of 25% travel load

  • Experience in capital asset build/install/start-up, optimization

  • Experience with Nonwovens web handling a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience and expertise with Kimberly-Clark products, procedures, and processes

  • Strong customer facing interpersonal skills in technical and business settings are highly encouraged

  • Manufacturing and Converting experience with nonwoven processes in a plant assignment is desired

  • Understanding of key equipment manufacturers, and how their products can meet our needs in the web handling space

  • Lean 6 sigma certification desired

We’re a community in which everyone feels free to participate

In our dynamic, collaborative organization, our inclusive environment encourages every member of our diverse staff to feel comfortable speaking out and sharing ideas. There are no glass ceilings – no limits to opportunities for anyone willing to share their skills and add their unique perspectives. In our respectful, appreciative workspace, even those who do not often speak out find their voice.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world.  We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers.  When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion.

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