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Process Control Engineer


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


Position/Title:   Process Control Engineer



Reports To:   Process Control Manager



Job Description


The Process Control Engineer maintains and improves process control functions within the mill. The individual will support, develop, coordinate, and/or lead activities that will meet manufacturing and cost requirements for mill processes and projects. The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of International Paper and the Orange Mill.


Key Accountabilities


  • Lead by example and coach safety to others.
  • Oversee maintenance of process control systems.
  • Manage control systems hardware and software design, reliability and performance.
  • Work toward cross-training with the control systems in other mill areas.
  • Work toward process optimization through development of new control strategies.
  • Work toward process optimization through participation in the IEPM (Instrument and Electrical Precision Maintenance) process.
  • Provide technical guidance and troubleshooting assistance to mill personnel as needed.
  • Be available to assist or lead E/I Technicians in analyzing, troubleshooting, and repair of failed controls and instrumentation.
  • Gather information, analyze, and communicate analysis of mill systems and equipment with the intent to improve understanding, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, or improve throughput.
  • Participate in project development, approval, implementation, and management as needed.
  • Understand and meet internal and external customer requirements while maintaining good communication between all parties.
  • Actively develop and maintain good team relationships. Treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Develop and maintain good record keeping systems.
  • Be available to work weekend/night duty as required.
  • Be available after hours to provide technical and leadership assistance, including startups.
  • Keep management informed on activities and accomplishments.



Preferred Requirements

  • BS in related Engineering Discipline or Equivalent Experience
  • 8 or more years Process Control experience
  • Strong technical knowledge in the fundamentals of controls engineering and controls systems.
  • Basic knowledge of the various types of pressure, level, temperature, and flow instrumentation.



  • Skilled in control algorithm implementation for Honeywell TDC 2000/3000 DCS preferred.
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLC hardware/software preferred.
  • Familiarity with SAP systems a plus.
  • Familiarity with Foxboro I/A systems a plus.



Career Architect Competencies


Customer Focus:  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.


Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; an decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.


Integrity and Trust:  Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.


Interpersonal Savvy:  Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.


Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; is a relentless and versatile learner, open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.


Listening:  Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.


Peer Relationships:  Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.


Perseverance:  Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.


Problem Solving:  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.


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.
Orange  TX  77632


Orange, TX, US, 77632

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Aug 5, 2022

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