Senior Process Control Engineer


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Position Title

Senior Process Control Engineer


Pay Rate:


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


Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

3737 Highway 3

Redwood, MS 39156


The Job You Will Perform:

A Process Control Engineer is an integral position in the Vicksburg Mill’s Maintenance and Engineering Department, reporting directly to the Process Control Engineering Manager.

  • Designing and implementing process control strategies to support new and existing processes to include process efficiency improvements and optimization, process variability reduction, compliance with environmental and safety requirements and equipment/process reliability.
  • Selecting and approving hardware and software designs for new process automation projects.
  • Considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future manufacturing environment.
  • Key customers include plant operators and supervisors, technical and business groups, and maintenance employees.
  • Train operators and maintenance personnel on new control functions.
  • Assist technical groups with process improvement activities.
  • Assist in process/maintenance troubleshooting activities and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
  • Responsible for business continuity of process control systems through documentation, training and management-of-change process.
  • Sharing the responsibility for providing weekend and off-hour support for all Process Control mill needs.
  • Managing equipment Obsolescence plans with migration paths to maintain reliability of DCS process equipment.
  • Sharing “Best Practices”.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Engineering or Technical degree is required with 5+ years’ experience as a process control engineer.  Experience in other manufacturing/engineering positions will be considered. 
  • Paper mill experience is preferred.
  • Experience with control loop tuning, performance evaluation tools and process data historians (i.e. Entech, OSISoft PI, and Parcview). 
  • Experience in coordination and implementation with new and upgraded DCS installations/startups is required. 
  • Proficiency in configuration and programming on the following DCS platforms: Siemens APACS with ProcessSuite Graphics, Win CC Graphics, Siemens PCS, Allen Bradley PLC-5/SLC-500 with RSView/PanelView HMI, G.E. Mark VI with Cimplicity Graphics is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with the following DCS platforms, Siemens DRC, and experience in control strategies related to Recovery and Power Boilers, Steam/Gas Turbines, Power Generation, Pulping and Chemical Recovery processes is a plus.
  • Process knowledge of Continuous Digesters, Lime Kiln and Caustic Plants, Recovery and Power Boilers, Paper Machines, Power Generation, and Waste Water Treatment are desirable.
  • Competencies: Ability to work well with a multidiscipline team, Action Oriented, Functional/Technical skills, Problem Solving, Managing and Measuring Work, Priority Setting, Organizational Skills, Oral and Written Communication Skills, Drive for Results, Managerial Courage, and 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, 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.
Vicksburg  MS  39156

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Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 30, 2023

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