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Process Control Engineer


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Position Title:

Process Control Engineer


Pay Rate:

$91,500 - $134,200

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:

7600 AL-10

Pine Hill, AL 36769


The Pine Hill Mill is currently seeking a Process Control Engineer. The Pine Hill Mill is a complex, fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility with two machines. The mill includes multiple process lines of wood handling, pulping, power and recovery, and effluent treatment. The position works within the Maintenance and Engineering group and reports to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager. 


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Manage distributed control systems deployed in one of three manufacturing business units – Finished Products, Pulp Mill, or Power Plant.  Control system management responsibilities include control strategy optimization, development of process unit startup and shut down sequences, enhancement of operator interfaces, administration of significant cyber security provisions and execution of disaster recovery procedures.
  • Integrate with the production and Instrument/Electrical maintenance teams in order to contribute to and/or lead efforts to troubleshoot process variability upsets, field device failures and control system hardware failures.
  • Provide control engineering services to capital project teams in the development and implementation of maintenance, cost reduction and regulatory projects with scopes that include new control systems and or additions to existing control systems.
  • Plan and implement migrations to supported versions of the control system operating software environment. Plan and initiate capital projects to upgrade obsolete distributed control system station, server, network and controller hardware. 


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • BS or MS in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or other related field from an accredited university engineering school is required
  • Must be knowledgeable of control engineering principles and practices applicable in an industrial manufacturing facility.
  • Must be knowledgeable of distributed control systems, communication networks, Microsoft Windows, motor controls, instruments and valves.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience implementing and optimizing distributed control systems (DCS) in an industrial manufacturing facility is required.  Experience implementing DCS projects in a paper mill is a plus.
  • Experience implementing, configuring and troubleshooting one or more of the following systems is a plus:
    • ABB 800xA
    • ABB Quality Control System 
    • Emerson DeltaV


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.
Pine Hill  AL  36769

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Pine Hill, AL, US, 36769

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Apr 2, 2024

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