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Process Control Engineer

New Bern, NC

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.




Job Functions:


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.


Job Qualifications:


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


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.
Vanceboro  NC  28586

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