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Manager of Engineering

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: West Monroe, Louisiana, 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 Fabrics & Rolls Systems Inc., Engineering department, we are looking for:

Manager of Engineering 
West Monroe, LA


Summary – In this position, you are responsible for all aspects of engineering for the service and repair of paper machine rolls. You will manage, lead and coach your team in order to achieve site and departmental objectives and goals. You will simultaneously manage multiple projects and allocate resources effectively aligning with the demands of the business and customer base, while fostering a cooperative relationship with other key stakeholders within the region, in order to support regional and local strategies, in order to meet financial goals and targets.

Responsibilities –

  • Supervise and manages  engineering department
        • 100 % of time of spent
      • Motivate and lead direct reports, communicate targets, goals and expectations  to meet site strategy and budget
        • 20% of time spent
      • Provide technical recommendations and support, both to internal  and external customers
        • 20% of time spent
  • Investigate problems, and lead in facilitating recommendations for improvements to ensure highest level of all quality throughout product offering and services provided
        • 20% of time of spent
      • Evaluate workloads within department to ensure appropriate facilitation of job tasks and work load in order to optimize departmental efficiency
        • 20% of time spent
      • Develop and coaches team , to develop expertise, knowledge and enhance skill set
        • 20% of time spent
  • 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.

SUCCESS FACTORS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required)

Manage and lead department

  • Extensive knowledge of paper machine industry experience in order to develop and guide team, increasing level of knowledge and ability throughout all direct reports
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and problem solve effectively
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, strong people person in order to develop and work with stakeholders at all levels inside the business and external customers
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Provides timely and relevant updates to management when needed
  • Applies time management techniques on a daily basis to accomplish tasks


Drive and execution

  • Determined and passionate regarding field of responsibility
  • Results orientated
  • Willing to challenge status quo
  • Use of data and facts to support decision making
  • Expect and challenges team to highest possible level of productivity and quality
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times


Communication and problem solving

  • Develops short term as well as long term action plans and present to customers
  • Collaborates with other technical resources as needed to gain required knowledge to resolve issues.
  • Maintains an open minded perspective during problem solving exercises
  • Inspects and investigates using analytical thought processes to solve problems
  • Can function autonomously and as a team member as the situation requires


Facilitates and delegates tasks

  • Communicates with shop personnel in a manner that is positive and reduces risk
  • Demonstrates a good technical aptitude, makes good decisions and is willing to ask questions rather than make mistakes 
  • Understands proper delegations when needed to spread workload and make things happen 


Qualifications –

  • At least 5 years of Pulp & Paper and/or Machine shop related experience
  • Proven leader with previous experience of managing others
  • Project Management
  • Computer Skills, Excel & Word.
  • English Language Required
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering related field or 2 years higher education considered with >8 years industry experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, entrepreneurial skills, and interpersonal skills necessary to operate in a team environment.
  • Lean Management, Six Sigma and/or Operational Excellence training.


Physical Demands -



< 3 hours/day

3 -6 hours/day

> 6 hours/day
















Use hands to finger, handle, & feel





Reach with hands & arms





Stoop, kneel, crouch

























Talk or hear





Look at a computer screen





Lift up to 10 lbs





Lift up to 25 lbs





Lift up to 50 lbs





Lift up to 100 lbs




Lift more than 100 lbs




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


Voith Paper Fabrics & Rolls Systems 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: Monroe