Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is looking for personnel to join our Management Team We are currently looking for a Quality or Product Development Engineer and an Electrical Engineer . The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, be a leader of change and be ready to assume a strategic role in the overall management of the Company.

QUALITY OR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Successful candidate should be willing and able to progress into Technical Director Position, using their existing knowledge in either Quality Assurance or Product Development as a basis for progression into the larger role. Current retiring Technical Director can provide developmental guidance A key member of the Executive management team, the Technical Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer.  Assuming a strategic role in the overall management of the company, the Technical Director will provide guidance and support on business, technical and growth strategy issues, monitor quality, develop new grade specifications, research and develop new products. The successful candidate will improve the organization’s performance and enhance the effectiveness of its employees and systems through business acumen, technical aptitude, professionalism and initiative.  Day-to-day responsibilities will encompass planning, implementing, managing and controlling all technical activities of the company. The Quality/Product Engineer will be available to take off- hour calls or call-ins to support operations.  Reporting to the Quality/Product Engineer are a Process Engineer and Co-op students.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic technical leadership needed to grow the company and achieve company goals as it relates to innovation and business development.
  • Use paper industry knowledge to analyze the machine capabilities and current grade mix, seeking new avenues to improve product mix and innovation.
  • Help determine, communicate and implement innovation and related action plans.
  • Lead a change in culture that will result in innovative and profitable new products.
  • Interact with sales and marketing function to develop strategies that maximize production capabilities and new product development.
  • Manage the day-to-day technical activities, including product development, product quality, and process improvement.
  • Assure mill’s reputation for quality.
  • Coordinate certification processes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Minimum BS degree in related technical field, MS degree preferred with MBA and/or combination of applicable experience and education.  Pulp & Paper or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible technical leadership roles.  Some experience in pulp, paper & tissue manufacturing environments is a key requirement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization is essential.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientated.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills, accompanied by the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate analyses.
  • Ability to partner effectively with the Executive Team in commitment to reaching company goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop support staff.
  • Ability to effectively delegate for maximum organizational effectiveness.
  • Experience with dyes and dye applications a plus.
  • Ability to cultivate business relationships with customers to enhance business development activities.
  • Knowledge of paper test methods and equipment.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma a plus.

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

The Electrical Engineer will report to the Services Manager.  The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for testing, troubleshooting, evaluating and servicing electrical distribution and control systems.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a team approach when working closely with other specialists / engineers, departments and contractors.  The Electrical Engineer will be available to take off- hour calls or call-ins to support operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, maintain and improve Electrical & Instrumentation Equipment.
  • Operate computer-assisted software to help in engineering tasks.
  • Work closely with manufacture in new installations.
  • Perform detail calculations in the installation of new equipment.
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project team when necessary.
  • Oversee Project Production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily and on time.
  • Assist in developing capital projects when necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience, preferably in paper mill environment.
  • Strong programming skills, communication protocols and control logic knowledge.
  • Drive programming, both AC and DC drive systems, analog and digital.
  • Specific platform experience: ABS, Reliance, GE Siltrol, Analog Siltron, MCCs-Westinghouse and Allen Bradley, Switchgear, Eaton Switchgear, GE Magnablast, Medium Voltage Starters-Allen Bradley & Westinghouse, Transformers 22KV to 2.3KV, 33KV OCB’s.
  • Instrumentation, some knowledge in Pneumatics and Electronics, Loop Calibration.
  • Have some knowledge in power distribution and generation.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills, accompanied by the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate analyses.

Ability to partner effectively with the Executive and Management Teams in commitment to reaching company goals.

Interested candidates for this position should send cover letter and resume to:

Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC
Attn:  Human Resource Administrator
72 Cascade Flats
Gorham, NH 03581

Or email them to: Stacy.Poirier@gorhampt.com

Gorham Paper and Tissue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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