Position Description

Project Engineer
Location PA - Lock Haven
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Project Engineer for our First Quality Tissue, LLC located in Lock Haven, PA.  This position will be responsible for the specification, selection, purchase, installation and startup of projects to improve efficiencies, quality or expand the manufacturing operation.  This role reports to the Engineering Manager and works closely with operations and maintenance.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Must have excellent process troubleshooting skills

  • Must be able to use technical drawings, machine schematics, and manuals in daily work

  • Must follow written procedures and guidelines; possess good verbal and written communication skills

  • Individual must be self-motivated, and able to work to complete assigned multiple tasks in short time frames, and work well with others under time pressures

  • Follow all safety guidelines, and identify areas for improvement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven experience managing $50K-$1.0M dollar projects, including budgetary responsibilities

  • Exceptional analytical problem solving, equipment vendor management skills, and strong computer skills are needed to be successful.

  • Ability to identify machine, material and/or process improvements and implementation solutions

  • First Quality team members must follow all First Quality environmental, health and safety requirements as well as applicable federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Four years minimum experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical/Engineering Field (BSEE or BSME preferred)

  • Familiarity with PLC controls a plus with preference for Rockwell and Siemens

  • Has advanced operational knowledge of household towel and bath tissue manufacturing processes and materials, including technical knowledge of lamination, glue systems, core manufacturing, web tension control, and raw material characteristics.  Readily accesses, understands, uses, and suggests improvements in quality procedures and specifications, product specifications, BOM’s, process centerlines.


Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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