Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Optimization Engineer

Business line: Automation
Country: USA
Location: Southeast US (Duluth, GA preferred)
Job description: Are you the new customer focused Optimization Engineer for Valmet?

At Valmet, we serve our customers keeping in mind our 4 core commitments: safety comes first, close to the customers, solutions to your needs, and people you can trust.

The Optimization Engineer provides high level expert services to optimize Valmet client’s mill performance in terms of production, quality, cost and environmental impact. You perform multidimensional performance analysis of the client’s processes to identify potential improvements, troubleshoot and correct process issues as well as developing and maintaining a customer performance improvement roadmap. You will be making your own decisions on how best to serve the client and their process objectives.

Valmet is a leader in the Pulp & Paper and Energy Industries globally with over 12,000 professional personnel. We are looking for the best talent who want to lead our Automation division to moving our customers performance forward.
Requirements: Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Electrical (EET or EE) (Masters or PhD preferred), Control Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Engineering Technology or Two-year technical degree plus experience in the pulp and paper industry. Kraft bleaching, oxygen delignification and cooking experience a plus. At least two (2) years experience in advanced process controls, troubleshooting and performance analysis and optimization.

Location: South East USA, Atlanta, Georgia area preferred

Experience: Previous Management experience with a team is a plus.

Travel: 50% travel typically within North America but travel may be international on occasion

Other: Maintain a valid driver’s license. Collaborates well and must work independently, making decisions often under stressful conditions. Must have the ability to form professional relationships with customers and employees. Self-managed and able to plan department priorities, including during travel.
We offer: As a global employer, Valmet offers the opportunities to work with colleagues in North America and abroad. You'll be able to contribute your skills and knowledge, but will also have opportunities to expand your abilities through professional development. In addition to competitive wages, Valmet offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as a company funded pension plan, 401k with company match, paid vacation and company holidays, short- and long-term disability, company paid life insurance, and Business Travel Accident Insurance