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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Paper division, we are looking for:

OpEx Manager / Process Engineer  
Florence, MS


Reasons you’ll love working here:

Health and safety are a top priority with all of our roles and sites:

  • Career development: Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Voith Learning & Development team creates classes, seminars, and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Voith’s culture, organization, values, and role in the world. Voith also provide Tuition Reimbursement for all employees past the first year of employment.


  • Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month on or after date of hire, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, identify of theft production and more! Find out which benefits you'll get after you choose your role with us.


  • Life work balance: Paid time off starting at 16 days in your first year of employment plus 10 paid holidays.


  • Working Environment: Safe, climate-controlled workshop, clean shop, an average tenure over 10 years of service within Voith



This technical professional’s responsibility is to design, develop or improve manufacturing processes with respect to safety, quality and productivity.  These improvements will drive increased efficiencies, outputs, adherence to quality specifications and overall business profitability.  The OpEx Manager / Process Engineer may work individually, as part of a team or lead a team.  The OpEx Manager / Process Engineer will participate as necessary in any improvements directed by the organization including Operational Excellence initiatives.



  • Analyze and improve existing manufacturing processes to optimize safety, quality, productivity and profitability
  • Manages process improvement projects with respect to time, personnel and budgets
  • Design and develop manufacturing processes to optimize safety, quality, productivity and profitability of new products along with the team of product developers
  • Assist sales, quality or manufacturing with detailed analysis of problems; recommends solutions after review and collection of supporting data
  • Researches, studies and recommends new equipment, processes or technology
  • Assures product and process quality by designing test/measurement methods, helps establish standards and insures manufacturing process is statistically capable
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The requirements listed in this job profile 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.


Analyzes existing processes

  • Ability to study existing processes
  • Knowledgeable in operations and capabilities of equipment
  • Understand end use of product and process
  • Utilizes statistical data to show current process capabilities
  • Seeks input from others to complete understanding of process


Develops plans for improvement

  • Designs and develops plan for improvement
  • Communicates and develops buy in for process improvement
  • Manages plan for process change with respect to time, personnel and budgets
  • Delivers data of completed process change
  • Implements procedures to monitor processes changed to sustain improvement


Assists with specific needs of business (quality, sales, product, customers)

  • Contributes individually or in a team with respect to problem solutions
  • Uses specific skills (six sigma/lean) to assist in problem solving
  • Communicates well, timely and with all members of team
  • Delivers on timelines with respect to action items


Researches new solutions

  • Conducts research for new solutions to problems
  • Communicates internally and externally to the Company in search of new equipment, processes or technology
  • Recommends new solutions to peers and management in appropriate format
  • Justifies recommendations with data





  • At least 3-5 years of manufacturing process engineer experience
  • At least 2 years of leading process improvement projects
  • Minimal Travel Requirements
  • Fluent in written and oral English
  • Excellent computer skills



  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline
  • Certified in Lean/Six Sigma principles, SPC certification, Minitab user, Microsoft Office Software user
  • Preferably with Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Textile manufacturing process experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


Physical Demands

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




Voith 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. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.