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Engineer III, Paper Technology

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group



About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, the Voith Group sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith Paper, Technology Services department, we are looking for:

Engineer III, Paper Technology 
Appleton, WI


Summary – Sr. Process Engineer for either stock preparation systems, approach flows (WEP) or paper machines; or multiple sections. Provides process engineering working with customers and the Voith organization for start-ups, process optimizations, audits, productivity services, and emergency field services


Responsibilities –

  • Responsibility to represent the aftermarket service business for the paper machine process, from stock preparation to winder
  • Ensure customer focus and provide competitive technology service
  • Provide paper mill audits for stock preparation, wet end process and paper machines
  • Proposal and pricing generation for technology service work and audits
  • Develop technology experts in your market to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Troubleshoot and optimize customers installed base
  • Provide startup and commissioning service to paper mills
  • Analysis and evaluation of competitive solutions and feedback
  • Support of sales and representation of process engineering towards the customer
  • Meet annual sales and utilization goals
  • Support of the executed plants in the process optimization and problem solving
  • Acquisition of the technological responsibility according to End of Basic Optimization (EBO) and definition and coordination of the necessary optimization activities to achieve the technological guarantees and the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) in close cooperation with the project manager
  • Support PM4.0 in NA
  • Definition of (OTO) machine concepts in coordination with sales and product management
  • Definition of technological Guarantees, including risk assessment and, where appropriate, risk provisions


Qualifications –

  • The share of business travel is about 70%. It requires a high degree of flexibility in work organization including business travel. Due to market or customer requirements, there are often short-term changes in priorities and deadlines
  • Understanding of Voith global systems
  • Ability to read mechanical and P&ID drawings and bills of materials is required
  • Minimum of a 10 years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry is required
  • Strong communication skills, both, verbal and in writing with good customer relation skills.
  • Pertinent organizational skills necessary to meet deadlines, work under stress and perform in a multitasking role
  • Ability to operate independent of daily direction
  • Advanced degree related to Paper Science


Physical Demands -

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


  • Definition of (OTC) optimization measures in coordination with project management and product management
  • Ensuring competitive technological paper mill service and equipment startup/commissioning


    The requirements listed in this job description are representative of the management’s assignment of essential function, with knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Voith Paper is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh