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Job Opening: Project Manager, Waukesha, WI

J&L Fiber Services, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supports the application of refiner fillings, screen cylinders, and cleaners systems for the pulp and paper industry. J&L is a recognized international market leader. We are a progressive, team-based organization built on a foundation of continuous improvement and employee engagement. 

The Project Manager for high consistency refining systems will focus on bringing new products to the market.  These products will have significant impact on our customer’s bottom line, and as a consequence should be looked at as new products rather than product extensions. In the immediate future, this position will be instrumental in bringing our patented E-Max refining concept to market.  This revolutionary technology has shown significant energy savings (30%) compared to standard refiner plates. This is a new position within J&L and is critical to the advancement and growth of J&L within the high consistency market segment.  The Project Manager has two major roles:

  1. Engineer – Working closely with R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, and the customer in order to develop, engineer, and commercialize new high consistency refining concepts as well as other new products.
  2. Project Manager – Working with the different departments within J&L, as well as with some key customers, to ensure project deliverables are met on schedule and that the new products are introduced to the market in an efficient and timely matter.

The Project Manager is in a position of translating prototype work into products offered in the field. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical expertise to engineering and manufacturing
  • Investigate research, analyze, and work with mill personnel and J&L field personnel to recommend solutions to problems, ideas for process improvement, and proper operating procedures for refining systems.
  • Provide responses to problems/opportunities directly related to plate design specifications.
  • Provide an occasional sales report.
  • Support market launch and sales objectives.
  • Approximately 40% travel (more travel during initial project phase).


  • 5 to 7 years experience in mechanical engineering and/or project engineering
  • BSME or MSME
  • Product development experience including mechanical design, preferably metal casting designs
  • Proficient in the methods and tools of product management
  • Strong analytical background, including Finite Element and Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis
  • 3D modeling experience, preferably Solidworks or Unigraphics
  • Proficient in analysis software such as Matlab
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office suite, C# or C++

Required Work Experience
Minimum of 5 years experience in similar role.

For more information, contact
Dawna Vachon
HR Manager
J&L Fiber Services
Phone: (262) 547-6886 x3222
E-mail: [email protected]


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