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Senior Mechanical Engineer at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Mobile, Alabama

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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.


We are currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer at our Mobile Mill.   Mechanical Engineers at Kimberly-Clark initiate, design, develop, optimize and problem solve manufacturing and supporting processes in a manner that meets safety and performance expectations. Incumbent will report to the Tissue Machine Asset Team Leader and receives direction in the form of specific objectives.  Recognized for understanding application of technology and demonstrates ability to interface with team members.

KEY CUSTOMERS: Operations, Maintenance, Project Leaders, Engineering


•             Identify and resolve process and equipment problems.

•             Initiate creative and practical designs which meet expectations and are cost efficient.

•             Implement engineering and scientific analysis principles.

•             Apply engineering standards and procedures.

•             Document work in an organized fashion to ensure information is retrievable.


Vary widely with assignment and typically include:

  • Support Operations, Maintenance, and/or Project Engineering team

  • Lead single or multiple product or process improvement projects with a financial scope up to $10 million from conception through commercialization

  • Provide functional leadership and creativity in the initiation of design, development, and optimization of high-speed converting equipment to meet unit objectives

  • Develop knowledge and skills 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 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

  • Develop others within the areas of expertise


1.            Design and Development: Initiate, design, develop and optimize manufacturing and supporting processes to achieve unit objectives.

2.            Technical Knowledge: Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized as an implementer of engineering principles and /or scientific analysis in meeting unit objectives.

3.            Safety: Support implementation of the loss control improvement process by compliance with critical safety rules. Visibly demonstrate that safety is a value by following safety procedures, maintaining a safe workplace and complying with safety rules. Develop equipment, processes and products that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines. Actively participate in achieving organization and personal safety objectives. Follow the Safety Roles and Responsibilities Matrix by holding yourself and all team members accountable to its tenets.

4.            Security and Documentation: Maintain security and documentation to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary information.

5.            Problem Solving: Seek, recognize, define and solve problems/opportunities to achieve unit objectives.

6.            Internal Control: Lead assigned projects/tasks to meet unit objectives within applicable corporate policies. Place emphasis on CFI and Internal Control.

7.            Communications: Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

8.            Human Resources Development: Assist in the development of others in the area of his/her expertise, while demonstrating an understanding of those with a diverse background or experience.

9.            Quality: Improve process capability to deliver a reduction in defects and variability. Identify, develop, and implement products, processes, materials, systems, and procedures to achieve business objectives.

10.          Diversity: Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.


Candidates must possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Pulp & Paper from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 8 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.

Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a team to complete projects within required timeframes.

Understanding of Lean concepts with demonstrated ability to teach/develop others

Evidence of continuing self-development

Experience working with external technical service providers

Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 148 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex®, and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®. While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and endless opportunities to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe. 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. 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. With an inclusive culture, our employees – and the original thinking they bring to Kimberly-Clark – make us stronger. EOE disability/vet. 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.

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