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Engineer 1, Regional Graduate Program - South

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Company: Voith Group

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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 € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith US Inc., Forming Fabrics department, we are looking for:


Engineer 1, Regional Graduate Program - South  
Shreveport, LA

 

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company with a broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications.  Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, ram materials and transport & automotive markets.  Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees and locations in 60+ countries worldwide.

 

Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems is a part of the Voith Group and is a supplier to the paper industry.  We are looking for highly motivated candidates for entry level technical positions in North America through our Regional Graduate Program (RGP).  This program utilizes an initial rotational training program for up to 18 months.  The job rotations expose RGP members to all aspects of our business: Manufacturing, Application/Development and Field Sales/Service.  The end result is a salaried position in the area that is the best fit for both Voith and the individual.

 

Candidates should have a 4 year degree or be completing one soon.  Engineering or Science degrees are typical, but not required.  Exposure to the paper industry or other industrial settings would be beneficial, but is not required. Communication and team skills are critical, as these positions require frequent customer interaction and working together with other Voith Paper units and personnel.

 

Description / Responsibilities

  • During the 18 month Regional Graduate Program, there will be rotations to manufacturing site(s), Field Sales/Service regions and in product Application/Development across North America.  
  • These positions will work directly with our local specialists to learn the basics in all aspects of our business.
    This includes:
    • Manufacturing processes and product optimization
    • The paper-making process and how our products fit
    • Troubleshooting our products in operation on paper machines
    • Selling skills and building of customer relations
    • Product Application
  • You will be assigned a mentor who will act as a partner, support your career development as a professional within Voith.
  • As Voith Paper and the paper industry are global, some level of communication with counterparts in Europe and Asia may be required.
  • Communication and team skills are critical, both for customer interaction and for effective internal cooperation. We have manufacturing plants, customers and Sales/Service/Application people located across North America. Building good communications channels beyond your mentors is important. 

 

Qualifications

  • A 4 year degree in Engineering or Science is desirable, but not mandatory. Business or other backgrounds will be considered.
  • Must be mobile and willing to re-locate during the 18 month training period, to an area where we have a manufacturing plant or where there is a large customer base. The final geographic area depends on the best fit, but the likely areas can be discussed during the interview process.
  • Sales/Service/Application work consists of considerable time on and around paper machines. You must be comfortable in an industrial environment. Some lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and balancing is necessary.
  • Frequent customer and internal interactions require good communication and team skills, as well as computer and technical abilities.
  • You must have good written and verbal communication skills. Some proficiency in French or Spanish could be beneficial, depending on posting locations.
  • You must be ambitious with entrepreneurial drive and thinking. The paper industry is large, varied and dynamic. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm, an openness to new and challenging tasks and experiences, self-motivation, curiosity, team-work and inter-cultural awareness.

 

Qualified, motivated and loyal employees are the engine for our innovative capability and competitiveness. The willingness to think ahead and an enthusiasm for technology is what all Voithians have in common. For our Group Division Voith Paper we search for employees that are respectful team players and are as diverse as our markets.

 

If this is you, we are looking forward to receiving your online application.

 

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

Voith US Inc. 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: Shreveport