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Process/Mechanical Engineer - Hattiesburg, MS

Location:   Hattiesburg, MS

Salary:   based on experience


Jedson Engineering is a growing EPCM company headquartered in Cincinnati with offices throughout the Southeast.  They provide full-service engineering, procurement and construction management services to industrial process manufacturers that operate in pulp & paper, chemical, consumer product and food & beverage markets across the nation. Gilman Partners is a retained search firm who is partnering with Jedson on this recruiting opportunity.



Jedson Engineering has an immediate need to fill a Process/Mechanical Engineer to be located at our client’s site near Hattiesburg, MS. This is a full-time, direct hire position.  Pulp & paper experience on the “owner’s side” is required.



  • Manage all aspects of business projects from inception through execution
  • Understand project success criteria and ensure client expectations are met
  • Lead or execute process designs in the form of engineering calculations documented on PFD’s, P&ID’s, general arrangement drawings, specifications, design basis, and associated lists.
  • Actively participate in internal quality assurance processes by reviewing and checking process/mechanical group and interdisciplinary work products. 
  • Support the proposal process by providing scope descriptions, project estimates and deliverables list. 
  • Support the development and growth of key client relationships.
  • During project execution, research and analyze data to make sound design decisions aligned with company, client, and project objectives and applicable codes.
  • Drawing from experience, apply theory in a practical context to determine feasibility of design, identify potential process upsets and malfunctions incorporating appropriate remediations, and apply commercially available technology for process execution. 
  • Observe professional ethics, both in the application of codes and standards and personnel interactions.



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering 
  • 7-15 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry
  • Oversees project execution to ensure completion and client satisfaction 
  • Demonstrated Servant Leadership to include team building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written at all levels within and outside the organization. 
  • Commitment to safety, quality, client relationships, budget, and schedule.
  • Proficient with coordinating and conducting detailed phases of engineering projects to achieve milestones.
  • Experience developing and implementing standards and procedures, consistent with the continuous improvement of quality and productivity.
  • Experience interfacing with clients and supporting marketing and proposal generation efforts.
  • Experience in all phases of process design from conceptual design development through commissioning and validation.  
  • Familiarity with piping design requirements and the ability to lead a designer through project execution.
  • Equipment selection including process requirements, data sheets, bid tab analysis, and layout review.
  • Technical skills to include experience in P&ID development, PSV calculations, hydraulic calculations (AFT or equivalent), specification generation, mass and energy balances to include ASPEN process simulation.  Proficient in AutoCAD.



Chuck Aardema, Executive Recruiter