Process Control Engineer

International Paper

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Vicksburg, MS

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting

Process Control Engineer

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.

PL is commensurate with experience.


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.
Vicksburg MS 39156