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Pactiv Evergreen Engineer 3 in Canton, North Carolina

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.(NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

135 miles west of Charlotte, NC, 277 miless east of Nashville, TN, and 178 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA, Canton is the second largest town in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is located about 17 miles west of Asheville and is part of that city's metropolitan area. The town is named after the city of Canton, Ohio. The population was 4,227 at the 2010 census.

The Evergreen Packaging Canton Paper Mills is located in Canton North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, less than half an hour from the city of Asheville and its cultural benefits. It is one of the largest industrial employers in western North Carolina. Opened in 1908, Canton produces paperboard for refrigerated gable-top cartons, cupstock and uncoated freesheet for envelopes. The Canton Mill employs approximately 1000 team members and has played a significant role in the environmental and social history of the area. Started by Canton Mill employees in 1928 and completely funded by employees, Santa Pal is a tradition that last year distributed 600 food boxes to underprivileged families and helped clothe 500 local children in need.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

Job Description:

The Project Engineer, will be responsible for providing Engineering Project Support, which includes technical and machine troubleshooting support for the Canton Mill They will also be responsible for working on a team of engineers as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems. The candidate must have basic knowledge in all facets of engineering, capital requests, procuring equipment and services, installation of new equipment, working with vendors and contractors, and paper mill process trouble shooting. Under general direction, they will be responsible for all phases of large engineering projects, from planning to implementation. The Project Engineer will partner with project stakeholders to determine the scope of the project. The Project Engineer will be responsible to align project with company policies, safety and environmental standards. The Project Engineer will allocate resources and adjusts plan to meet project needs. The Project Manager will maintain project documentation for process, future maintenance, safety, environmental, and other policy compliance and manage a projects team

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Develop capital requests, RFP’s, bids, and recommend vendors. Hire vendors. Manage construction and quality control of new projects.

  • Manages project team

  • Demonstrates organizational agility by being able to find solutions through teamwork.

  • Utilizes strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrates professional presence.

  • Develop and maintain accurate and complete spending forecasts

  • Demonstrates ability to quickly build positive relationships at each mill

  • Complete projects safely, on-time, and on-budget

  • Discuss and lay out project specifications.

  • Make detailed plans to accomplish goals.

  • Review, approve, or modify product designs.

  • Prepare budgets, bids, contracts and develop cost estimates.

  • Manages project documentation for process, future maintenance, safety, environmental and other policy compliance

  • Approve expenditures.

  • Review and recommend contracts.

  • Draft proposals and reports for upper management.

  • Improve manufacturing processes.

  • Develop overall concepts for new and existing equipment.

  • Check technical accuracy of work.

  • Establish administrative policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Coordinate activities of unit with other units or organizations.

  • Confer with higher levels of management.

  • Ensure that equipment files and database are maintained properly.

  • Understand equipment operation and function as required to determine preventive and predictive maintenance needs

  • Collaborates with all project stakeholders to address all issues

  • Provide input to the 5-year capital and infrastructure program.

  • Demonstrate communication and listening skills with proven ability to communicate internally and externally with all levels of the organization.

  • Assist operations engineers and operators in troubleshooting mechanical equipment problems.

  • Develop skills in paper machine technology, papermaking, and manufacturing leadership.

  • The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Paper Science, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent required;

  • Pulp and paper mill manufacturing and engineering experience is prefered.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of controls (DCS and PLC) is desired.

  • Must be well organized, analytical, decisive, action oriented and a team player.

  • Proven safety leadership along with working knowledge of OSHA requirements and ability to combine exceptional compliance with ease of operations

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office software; AutoCad, SolidWorks, Primavera, and SAP a plus.

  • Ability to identify mechanical, electro-mechanical issues, diagnose and solve problems, and to apply this knowledge and experience to the design and installation of new systems.

  • Oral and written communication

  • Project management experience

  • Leadership


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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