27 Oct 2016, 1:00 CET

Working at my home department – Simon, Process engineer

When writing this, I have been a trainee for 7 weeks. In the beginning it was a lot of practical stuff to handle, such as computer, phone, an office etc. Now it feels that I am starting to learn routines and my colleagues a little bit and I want to tell about how it is to work at my home department.My placement is at the mill in Karlsborg which is BillerudKorsnäs most northern production unit. This mill produces bleached pulp and white sack paper which is included in the Packaging paper area.

What do you work with?

My role as a process engineer is to lead or participate in projects regarding production and enhancing efficiency of the different processes. As an example, right now I am participating in a project aiming for reduced emissions of NOx (Nitrogen oxides) from the lime kiln. I also have responsibility to report monthly usage of energy at the mill including steam, electricity and oil.

Which part of your job do you find most inspiring?

When working with projects like this I have to use math, thermodynamics and much more from my education and adapt it to real problems, and I think it is really fun! The fact that I am able to work a lot with my interest for energy and have different projects coming up all the time are very inspiring and a great part of why I enjoy coming in to work every morning.

I also want to share a picture of the beautiful placement of our mill, where I have the fortune to have an office with large windows and a sea view.