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Process Control Engineer

Vicksburg, MS

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Position Description:

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.

This position is responsible for:

  • 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”.


Position Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have 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.


An Engineering or Technical degree is required with 2-3+ years’ experience as a process control engineer.  Experience in other manufacturing/engineering positions will be considered.  Paper mill experience is preferred. 


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

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. 

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