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Product Engineer - Power & Recovery (HGAS)
Company:HGA Staffing
Position Summary & Duties:

The Product Engineer – Power & Recovery is a direct-hire position with an HGA wood products client in Northern Louisiana.  Candidates must have ties to the Northern Louisiana area to be considered for this position.

The Product Engineer – Power & Recovery is a key paper manufacturing position with management and technical oversight of day to day operations, production improvements, and ensures the operational efficiency and safe operations of the Power & Recovery department. Power & recovery operation supports four paper machines, fiber process with includes 3 continuous digesters (3-Kamyr) and an OCC plant (recycle fiber from our internal converting plants and DLK from the open market)

Assets include three power boilers at 1,100,000 lbs/hr. two are package with gas burners that operate at 600 psi. Also a high pressure boiler fired on gas and bark that operates at 1500 psi. 2 G.E. turbines that can maximize electrical generation at 50MW. Two recovery boilers and 2 Kilns (12’x275’) fired on natural gas.


  • Assist the area Senior Product Engineer in providing technical support for Shift Engineers supervising approximately 20 hourly employees in the operation of power and steam generation and distribution systems, and chemical recovery operations in a large pulp and paper mill.
  • Accountable for area performance in accordance to established key performance indicators (KPIs) to include: safety, environmental compliance, housekeeping, quality and efficiency.  Takes necessary actions to ensure goals are achieved in a team environment by leading or promoting problem solving and development of countermeasures that will prevent future recurrence.
  • Assist in the planning and control of the generation and distribution of steam, generation and distribution of electrical power and chemical recovery operations against operating targets.
  • The Product Engineer – Power & Recovery will participate in night and weekend call rotations for the Power & Recovery area.
  • The Product Engineer – Power & Recovery actively leads 5S and lean manufacturing programs by ensuring goals are met within the department.
  • Oversee and lead the area improvements / optimizations in Safety, Productivity, Quality, Cost, Variation Reduction and Critical to Quality Customer needs.
  • Plans and controls production performance against operating targets.
  • The Product Engineer – Power & Recovery provides strong leadership and teamwork to make a quality product while ensuring a safe and efficient operation.
  • Participates with Maintenance / Operations to coordinate maintenance items and assist in planning monthly maintenance items.

Product Engineer – Power & Recovery Requirements:

  • Degreed Engineer (CE, Pulp and Paper Science, etc.) preferred.
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience in manufacturing, preferably paper/pulp industry.
  • 5 years paper manufacturing or pulp and paper service industry experience required.
  • Experience with Recovery boilers, Power and Steam generation.
  • Candidates should be local to Northern Louisiana or have ties to this area.