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Mechanical Engineer

Kimberly Clark
New Milford, CT
January 11, 2022


Mechanical Engineers at Kimberly-Clark initiate design, develop, optimize and problem solve manufacturing processes in a manner that meets safety and performance expectations. The Mechanical Engineer for this role will provide leadership and creativity in the exploration, design, development, optimization, and problem solving for tissue manufacturing and converting. You have expertise across multiple technologies and will have proven ability to effectively provide specific project work direction to a broad range of team members. You report to an Engineering Manager and receive direction in the form of general project objectives.


Sector Management, Project Sponsors, Staff Engineering, Portfolio Leaders, Mill Leadership, and Mill Asset Teams


• Leads single or multiple product or process improvement projects with a financial scope of up to $10 million from conception through commercialization and can support larger projects as a member of the project team. Receives direction from Engineering Manager or Senior Engineers in the form of specific objectives.

• Provides functional leadership and creativity in the initiation of design, development and optimization of Tissue manufacturing and converting equipment and processes to meet unit objectives.

• Develops knowledge and skills to be recognized for expertise and functional leadership in application of engineering principles, scientific analysis and project management while providing advice and counsel to others.

• Carries out all job responsibilities in a safe manner. Develop equipment and processes that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines. Provides for the safety and well-being of operators, maintenance and other personnel.

• Seeks, recognizes, defines, and solves problems to achieve unique objectives. Identifies complex technical issues to determine root cause.

• Participates in the development of others within the area of your expertise.


• Requires a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology from an accredited College or University.

• Requires a minimum of 4 years of experience in a variety of technical or operational assignments in a manufacturing environment.

• Expertise in Mechanical Engineering with a demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into execution of process and capacity improvements in capital or expense projects.

• A demonstrated ability to perform in multi-functional teams to achieve project results within required time frames.

• Experience working with external technical service providers.


• Specific, in depth technical knowledge and expertise in tissue and/or towel manufacturing.

• Up to 4 years of experience in a variety of plant and staff engineering assignments, including maintenance and operations.

• Familiarity with machine startups.

• Experience working with external technical service providers.


• Ability to effectively collaborate with a cross-functional team that includes R&E, product supply, mill operations, procurement, marketing, equipment suppliers and external service providers

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Leading and directing projects that successfully meet business objectives


• Ability to effectively communicate to individuals and groups

• Ability to work under normal office or virtual conditions

• Ability to work in manufacturing sites and offices

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.