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Process Engineer (Process Control)


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Position Title:

Process Engineer (Process Control) 


Pay Rate:

$68.300 - $91,000

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:

100 Jensen Road

Prattville, AL

The Process Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and optimization of process control systems within the manufacturing environment. The role involves developing control strategies, implementing control systems, and ensuring their continuous improvement to maximize efficiency, quality, and safety in production processes.


The Job You Will Perform:

Control System Design and Implementation:

    • Design and develop process control systems to improve efficiency and quality.
    • Program, configure, and maintain DCS and HMI systems.
    • Develop and implement advanced control strategies, including PID, model predictive control, and other control algorithms.

System Optimization and Troubleshooting:

    • Monitor and analyze control system performance and process data.
    • Identify and troubleshoot issues in process control systems to minimize downtime and ensure smooth operations.
    • Optimize control loops and control system parameters to enhance process performance.

Project Management:

    • Lead or participate in process control projects, from initial design through commissioning and startup.
    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including production, maintenance, and engineering, to ensure project objectives are met.
    • Assist with project documentation, including P&IDs, control narratives, and system specifications.

Compliance and Safety:

    • Ensure that control systems comply with relevant safety and regulatory standards.
    • Implement and maintain safety instrumented systems.
    • Assist and participate in risk assessments.

Continuous Improvement:

    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance process control and automation.
    • Stay updated on the latest advancements in process control technology and methodologies.
    • Provide training and support to plant personnel on process control systems and best practices.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or a related fields.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 2 years of experience in process control engineering within a manufacturing or industrial environment. 5 years of experience preferred.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency with DCS and HMI programming and configuration.
    • Strong understanding of process control principles, including PID control, advanced process control (APC), and model predictive control (MPC).
    • Experience with control system design tools and software (e.g., MATLAB, Simulink, AutoCAD).
    • General knowledge of industry standards and regulations (e.g., ISA, IEC, NFPA).
    • Experience with basic Office products like Excel, Word, Power Point etc.
    • Prior Experience with SAP is a benefit.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
    • Demonstrate capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Certifications or prior experience:
    • ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), or other relevant certifications.
    • Experience with Honeywell Experion, ABB QCS or Valmet DNA would be preferred but is not required.


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.
Prattville  AL  36067

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jul 11, 2024

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