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Process Control 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.


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 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting



Process Control Engineer
PL: 12

(This position has a PL range from 11 – 13; dependent upon experience and qualifications.)



Support mill operations by being the technical resource for control systems implementation and maintenance, for TCP/IP networking, and for data collection and by being a resource for process troubleshooting.  Reports to the Manager of Process Control.


Required attributes and qualifications

  • 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. 
  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Pulp and Paper Science.
  • 2+ years in an engineering position in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill, or equivalent experience in a related industry
  • Desire to improve


Daily Tasks:

  1. Utilize safe work practices.  Engage others to encourage safe work. 
  2. Interact with instrument techs/electricians, reliability and capital engineers to troubleshoot process issues and to support FEL development.
  3. Develop and implement proper control and interlock strategies to support new and existing processes. 
  4. Investigate process issues and determine what if any control solutions can be effectively applied to increase reliability, reduce variability, and improve process efficiency. 
  5. Interact with corporate IT resources (MEAS and BIM) to assure correct data is collected
  6. Documenting modifications
  7. Provide backup support and assist Process Control technicians in an on-call night and weekend rotation
  8. Train operators on new control strategies


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.
Georgetown  SC  29440



Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 12, 2022

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