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The most rewarding thing is when we see people grow. To see them taking on more responsibility, setting their own goals and realizing what’s important to them. This happens at Western Pulp, every day.

We’re looking for dedicated, creative people to join us in making our company even better. Is that you?



  • Flexible work schedule - We’ll help you work where you need to, when you need to. Because life happens.

  • Everyone has a voice - Innovation doesn’t know hierarchy. We make sure everyone is heard, considered and respected.

  • Room to grow - Learning is built into every role here. You’ll get mentorship and take ownership.

  • We’ve got you covered - Our benefits include comprehensive healthcare, a 401k, education stipends and so much more.






This position provides engineering design, technical leadership and project management for the development and execution of projects required to operate and grow the molded pulp fiber-forming business. The areas for contribution include but are not limited to activities associated with facility infrastructure, production equipment, and processes. Projects are frequently cross-discipline and complex and may integrate several areas of engineering and require management of outside design professionals and contractors. 

While resident in Corvallis Oregon this individual will be expected to support projects and technical activities to support the Jacksonville, Texas facility as needed.

The person reports directly to the Director of Operation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Product Design and R&D—Work with Company Executive Management and Marketing to develop innovative product designs that satisfy the performance and cost attributes of the targeted molded pulp fiber application. Manage the procurement of the necessary tooling and process equipment required for the efficient manufacture of the product. Drive time to market metrics. 

  • Process Improvement and Engineering—Plan and design electrical, mechanical or electromechanical systems of major complexity and scope that lead to the continuous improvement in facility operation. This activity may include the design of new systems or the repair and upgrades to existing equipment. These activities may include the application of new instruments, controls, machines and mechanical, hydraulic or heat transfer systems. 

  • Facility Maintenance—Provide troubleshooting of the facility infrastructure and production equipment to support production, manufacturing, and maintenance operations. Respond to critical production down situations affecting manufacturing operations. Provide leadership in the installation, maintenance and repair of machines and equipment, electrical, gas, air and water installations, fire sprinklers, and the operation of building equipment and facilities. Work with outside contractors and technical consultants on construction projects as necessary

  • Project Management—In all cases, the individual will be responsible to the establishment, management and communication of project schedules and budgets for relevant activities.

  • Key Component Buyer—Research market for qualified suppliers of materials and services. Seek competitive and negotiated sources for materials, equipment and services for maintenance and new construction projects assigned to engineer. Prepare purchase orders for management approval.


Requirements for This Position
  • This position and requires a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.  

  • Must have 5-7 years previous mechanical design and manufacturing experience. Familiarity or experience in molded pulp fiber manufacturing is desirable.

  • Must have strong interdisciplinary skills in addition to fundamental knowledge in mechanical design concept layouts, detail drawings, component selection and specifications. Knowledge of the operation of pumps, motors and vacuum systems is desired. Experience with machine and motion control a plus. 

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong leadership characteristics.

  • Competency with 3D Modeling and Design systems is required; SolidWorks is preferred with CADKEY/KEYCREATOR or AutoCAD design tools desirable.

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications. 

  • Must be able to work independently with a proven and measurable track record of success.


Western offers a competitive salary, with benefits, and the opportunity to succeed in a team-oriented environment. 

How to Apply

You can apply for this exciting position through Indeed.comZipRecruiter.com or by sending resume and salary requirements to 2019engineer@westernpulp.com; put "Mechanical Design Engineer" in the e-mail subject line. 

Include a cover letter detailing your specific, measurable accomplishments as they relate to this position. Relocation assistance is available. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence (Green Card) required.

Western Pulp is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.



To be recognized in every market we serve as an honest and knowledgeable producer of valued products. To differentiate ourselves from our competitors by offering “best-in-class” service. To provide an environment where all Employees are proud of their contributions toward achieving the Company’s Mission, are pleased with their opportunities for growth and embrace the concept of continuous improvement in all areas of endeavor.


Western is dedicated to converting recycled fiber into value-added products that meet our customers’ needs, allowing us to prosper as a business and providing an attractive return for the owners of our business. The business’ continuing success, as measured by the growth of profitable sales volume, reflects our focus on those market segments where we can create products of unique value to our customers. 

Customers are our focus

We will strive to provide innovative and improved products and exceptional service to them by understanding their requirements and anticipating their future needs. We believe we are successful because of our commitment to customer service.

Continuous improvement of products and services

This will be accomplished by focusing on the processes that make up our business and through the involvement of all Employees to help with the improvement of these processes. We are committed to encouraging creativity and initiative.

Involved Employees are our most important asset

To achieve that involvement, Western strives to provide an environment where all Employees are respected, a Zero Accident culture exists, Employees have the opportunity to develop careers according to their abilities and efforts and, where a balance exists, between family and work.

Integrity is never compromised

We value our integrity both individually and corporately. We treat customers, vendors, and our communities with honesty and respect at all times. We receive the same in return and are seen as partners by each of these entities. 

Financial success keeps us in business

To prosper, both as Employees and as a business, we maintain the financial strength of our company and provide a competitive rate of return to our owners.