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Process Control Engineer


Position Title:

Process Control Engineer


Pay Rate:

$91,500 - $150,000

Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-Time



Physical Location:

International Paper – Georgetown Mill

700 S Kaminski Street

Georgetown, SC 29440




The Job You Will Perform:

  • Interpersonal relationship - A great relationship with operators and instrument/electrical technicians is absolutely necessary to be successful.
  • Analytical thinking – Need to be able to see the big picture.  How will any modification made affect other controls, other systems, the operators, and the process.
  • Basic electrical theory - You will need to be able to troubleshoot control system hardware problems and assist instrument techs/electricians with field device problems.
  • Networking - A sound understanding of TCP/IP networking and communications
  • Control theory - A basic understanding of concepts of implementation of PID controls.


Daily Tasks:

  • Utilize safe work practices.  Engage others to encourage safe work.
  • Interact with instrument techs/electricians, reliability and capital engineers to troubleshoot process issues and to support capital project development and implementation.
  • Develop and implement DeltaV logic for proper control and interlock strategies to support new and existing processes.
  • Develop and support communications protocols including OPC and Modbus.
  • Investigate process issues and determine what if any control solutions can be effectively applied to increase reliability, reduce variability, and improve process efficiency.
  • Interact with corporate IT resources (MEAS and BIM) to assure correct data is collected
  • Documenting modifications using CAD
  • Provide backup support and assist Process Control technicians in an on-call night and weekend rotation
  • Train operators on new control strategies


Monitor and share best practices with other mills to ensure efficient and effective use of process control resources.



The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Pulp and Paper Science. Required
  • 4+ years in an engineering position or operations position in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill, or equivalent experience in a related industry
  • Process control knowledge – A basic understanding and familiarity with process control systems and devices such as DCS, PLC’s and drives.
  • Desire to improve and be self-motivated


Key Competencies

  • Organizing
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Planning
  • Informing
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Priority Setting
  • Customer Focus



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training and promotional opportunities within a global company


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting



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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Georgetown SC 29440

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  May 2, 2024

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