Sr. Controls Engineer – Paper and Pulp

Sr. Controls Engineer – Paper and Pulp.

Sr. Controls Engineer – Paper and Pulp

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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$95000 - $140000 per year

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Permanent

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As a Process Control Engineer, you play a crucial role in the Maintenance and Engineering Department in Mississippi directly reporting to the Process Control Engineering Manager.

  • Develop and implement process control strategies for both new and existing processes, focusing on efficiency improvements, optimization, variability reduction, compliance with environmental and safety standards, and equipment/process reliability.
  • Evaluate and approve hardware and software designs for new process automation projects.
  • Consider the business implications of applying technology to the current and future manufacturing environment.
  • Interface with key stakeholders, including plant operators, supervisors, technical and business groups, and maintenance personnel.
  • Provide training to operators and maintenance staff on new control functions.
  • Collaborate with technical groups on process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in process/maintenance troubleshooting activities and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
  • Ensure business continuity of process control systems through documentation, training, and managing change processes.
  • Share responsibility for weekend and off-hour support for all Process Control mill needs.
  • Manage equipment obsolescence plans with migration paths to maintain reliability of DCS process equipment.

Your Skills:

  • A degree in Engineering or a related Technical field with at least 5 years of experience as a process control engineer. Relevant experience in other manufacturing/engineering positions will also be considered.
  • Preferred experience in a paper mill environment.
  • Proficiency in control loop tuning, performance evaluation tools, and familiarity with process data historians (e.g., Entech, OSISoft PI, Parcview).
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing new and upgraded DCS installations/startups.
  • Proficient in configuration and programming on DCS platforms, including Siemens APACS with ProcessSuite Graphics, Win CC Graphics, Siemens PCS, Allen Bradley PLC-5/SLC-500 with RSView/PanelView HMI, G.E. Mark VI with Cimplicity Graphics (preferred).
  • Familiarity with Siemens DRC and experience in control strategies related to various processes (Recovery and Power Boilers, Steam/Gas Turbines, Power Generation, Pulping, and Chemical Recovery) is a plus.
  • Process knowledge of Continuous Digesters, Lime Kiln and Caustic Plants, Recovery and Power Boilers, Paper Machines, Power Generation, and Waste Water Treatment is desirable.

Competencies: Ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, Action-Oriented, Functional/Technical skills, Problem Solving, Managing and Measuring Work, Priority Setting, Organizational Skills, Oral and Written Communication Skills, Drive for Results, Managerial Courage, and Customer Focus.

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