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Process Engineer - Utilities and Power

Sappi North America
Mill Cloquet, Minnesota, United States (on-site)
27 days ago


Process Engineer - Utilities and Power

Mill Cloquet, MN

Sappi North America
is a division of Sappi Limited, a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in nine countries with sales offices in 50 countries. The Cloquet Mill, located on the banks of the St. Louis River, produces some of the highest quality heavyweight web and sheet fed products in the world.  The original mill opened in 1898 and has undergone a variety of changes and improvements over the years, most-recently (2013) to convert the pulp mill into a producer of Verve, a dissolving wood pulp used primarily for the textile markets. With the conversion, the pulp mill is now able to swing between dissolving wood pulp and Kraft pulp based on market needs.  With a focus on responsible and sustainable operations, the Cloquet Mill is focused on energy savings improvements which have led to local, state, and national environmental recognition.

The Process Engineer will provide oversight and troubleshooting support to the power and utilities area, as well as support the Pulp Business as needed,  and help maintain a safe, environmentally sound, and efficient operation to achieve maximum quality production at minimum cost.

Major Job Responsibilities:

Assure and contribute to a safe work environment.

Ensure that all environmental commitments are strictly adhered to.

Develop, execute, evaluate and report on trials for product development, process improvement, and product enhancement.

Provide data analysis to support continuous process improvement.

Support process troubleshooting and optimization efforts.

Make recommendations for LSS efforts, energy conservation projects and process improvements. Lead LSS teams.

Provide process improvement training to operations personnel.

Track and analyze site wide energy consumption trends.


A minimum of BS in science required.  BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Pulp and Paper Science preferred. 

Computer knowledge – background in Microsoft suite, Proficy, etc... preferred.

Understanding of human relations and supervision in an organized labor environment.

Demonstrated ability to achieve results through people.

Experience with steam and power production and/or water and waste treatment is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, 401k, Pension and Paid Vacation. For immediate consideration, please apply online at:


Like a blank sheet of paper, a career at Sappi offers infinite possibilities

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68234890
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Mill Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Sappi North America
  • Position Title: Process Engineer - Utilities and Power
  • Job Function: Process Eng/Design & Development
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