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Process Controls Engineer


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


Key Accountabilities:


A Process Controls Engineer is an integral position in the Red River Mill’s Maintenance and Engineering Department, reporting directly to the Process Controls Manager. This position is responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing process control strategies to support new and existing processes to include process efficiency improvements and optimization, process variability reduction, compliance with environmental and safety requirements and equipment/process reliability. 
  • Selecting and approving hardware and software designs for new process automation projects 
  • Developing program logic using functional descriptions
  • Providing control tuning and software recovery procedures
  • Supporting 1190 Smart Platform Scanner maintenance
  • Maintaining all backups for all PC’s and Servers
  • Troubleshooting control software and hardware
  • Monitoring and maintaining the health of the DCS and interface sub-systems
  • Assisting in the development of improvements to the DCS
  • Preparing operational and functional DCS related problems
  • Maintaining and providing support for modifications to process graphic displays
  • Considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future manufacturing environment
  • Key customers include plant operators and supervisors, technical and business groups, and maintenance employees
    • Train operators and maintenance personnel on new control functions.
    • Assist technical groups with process improvement activities.
    • Assist in process/maintenance troubleshooting activities and RCA investigations.
  • Responsible for business continuity of process control systems through documentation, training and management-of-change process
  • Sharing the responsibility for providing weekend and off-hour support for all Process Control mill needs




  • A Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, technical degree, or equivalent practical experience is required.  
  • 5+ years’ experience as a process control engineer is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience with ABB is highly preferred.
  • Experience in other manufacturing/engineering positions will be considered.
  • Paper mill experience and process knowledge is highly preferred. 
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices and safety leadership, as well as effective facilitation, project execution, and follow-up and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proficient to advanced skills and knowledge with MS Office and Network Applications is required.
  • The position level for Process Control Engineer can range between 9 and 13, commensurate with experience.



Action Oriented, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Organizing, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Drive for Results, Time Management, Customer Focus, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Listening, Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity, Functional Technical Skills, Learning on the Fly, Self-Development, Technical Learning


Compensation & Benefits: International Paper offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health care insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, company-funded retirement savings account and company-paid disability coverage.



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Campti LA 71411 


Campti, LA, US, 71411

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Oct 17, 2021

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