After graduating with a chemical engineering degree in Mexico, Marisol Murillo applied for a spot in SCA’s Young Professionals Program at a local paper mill. She began her SCA career working with mill compliance with environmental agencies, and then transitioned to be a process lead in the treatment plant. When the opportunity arose for her to transfer to Menasha, Wisconsin, to work in one of the country’s largest paper mills, she applied and got the job. Now in the U.S. for about a year, Marisol is adjusting to life in Wisconsin—including experiencing her first snowfall.
What is your favorite aspect of working at SCA?
The opportunities that I’ve had. I think back to when I was working at the Mexico mill — never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d move to the U.S.!
What is the biggest challenge you face?
Being part of the next generation of SCA has been challenging—we are constantly trying to improve the way we do things at the mill. Working with people who have so much experience makes for a great learning opportunity, but it can also be challenging to change processes. We do a lot of analysis into the benefits of practices in order to effect change—for instance, how to make our energy consumption more efficient.
What role does sustainability play in your work?
Part of my job is always trying to use our resources in the most effective way. We make tissue products, like bath tissue, napkins, paper towels—so we really focus on not wasting our raw materials or energy. SCA has a big impact on the community—we need to have a light footprint.
Anything else to add about working for SCA?
I’m very pleased to work for a company with such clear core values of respect, excellence and responsibility. I feel like I have the same advancement opportunities as everyone else. The company has chosen to invest in my career development, and that’s what makes me happy to be an SCA employee.