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Process Control Engineer


Position Title: 

Process Control Engineer


Pay Rate:

$81,700 - $108,900


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:

1785 Weyerhaeuser Road

Vanceboro, NC 28586


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Support the facility in achieving manufacturing excellence using total quality principles, superior manufacturing techniques and preventive maintenance.
  • Develop and provide leadership for process control improvement projects
  • Monitor and maintain the health of the DCS, PLC or QCS systems
  • Support operations in continual improvement of DCS, PLC or QCS systems
  • Troubleshoot DCS, PLC, or QCS software/hardware issues
  • Prepare functional descriptions for DCS, PLC, or QCS systems changes
  • Maintain and provide support for modifications to process graphic displays
  • Maintain system backups for process control PC’s and Servers
  • Manage support personnel and DCS business partner in regular maintenance and upgrade of control systems
  • Be actively involved in mill safety program. Proactively lead to insure control systems are supporting safety goals and objectives
  • Develop, maintain, and use reliable methods for all processes and improvements
  • Assist other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality
  • Maintain and develops team relationships with operations, maintenance and engineering resources
  • Develops cross-functional process skills so that individual can back up Process control engineers in all areas of the mill
  • Actively support operator-training needs for process area of mill



  • Willingness to work in and support industrial environment
  • Willingness to learn key process areas and new systems
  • Willingness to support E&I technicians in understanding DCS system
  • Willingness to participate in weekend duty rotation.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • B.S. Engineering or Technical Degree (Chemical, Pulp & Paper or Electrical) preferred
  • Pulp & Paper experience and process knowledge preferred
  • DCS (DeltaV), PLC (Rockwell), and QCS (Valmet) experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic process instruments and final control elements (valves, VFD’s)
  • Ability to understand control loop and process P&ID drawings
  • Exposure to alarm management and optimization
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation, project execution, and follow-up and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCad, SQL databases, and data historians (PI)
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with team members and customers
  • Proactive in follow-up and resolution of issues while holding himself/herself and others accountable

Competencies Required:

Action Oriented; Timely Decision Making; Decision Quality; Organizing; Perseverance; Priority Setting; Problem Solving; Drive for Results; Time Management; Customer Focus; Integrity & Trust; Interpersonal Savvy; Listening; Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity; Functional Technical Skills; Learning on the Fly; Self Development; Technical Learning


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 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

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Vanceboro, NC, US, 28586

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  May 3, 2024

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