Employment Opportunity

Job Code: GW-05132108584351
Salary Range: Up to $110K
Job Location: LA--
City: Zwolle    State: LA


Key Functions:
Lead, develop, and support application of process and process control best practices. 
Including joining with mill leadership to develop mid and long term process control 
network strategies
Understand and share industry best practices, equipment options and proven strategies 
for manufacturing control systems and applications
Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement, variability reduction and 
cost reduction
Provide project and technical leadership (including training) for local and system-wide 
process control technology applications and PLC Technicians
Serve as a key ELP business  resource for projects to install and apply new process 
control technology and methods, documentation and training
Create visibility and lead review of technology with potential for application in our 
manufacturing operations
Build relationships with Corporate and other businesses process control resources
Initiate and develop productive relationships with external suppliers of process and 
control technology
Partner with manufacturing and business leaders to ensure alignment of project 
portfolio with business and operational goals
Mentor and assist the development of other process and process control engineers and 
Technicians throughout the business

The following qualifications are required:
BS degree in Chemical, Electrical, Industrial, Computer or Mechanical Engineering or 
10+ more years of experience in lieu of degree.
Minimum of 5 years experience in applying and supporting process control solutions in 
manufacturing processes
Demonstrated success in developing and applying process control solutions for 
process/product improvement and cost reduction
Expert level knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interface 
(HMI) and related systems with proficiency in programming and configuring complex 
automation strategies
Ability and desire to lead cross-functional team projects with participation from 
manufacturing site and corporate based engineering personnel
Ability to work with associates of all levels including managers, engineers, machine 
operators, quality technicians, line supervisors, maintenance technicians, information 
Extensive process knowledge and a first principles understanding of dynamic process 
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving ability
Capacity to lead and participate in several projects simultaneously
The following qualifications are desired:
Experience in wood products manufacturing and associated discrete control applications
Strong data analysis skills and ability to diagnose complex process scenarios
Experience in controller design and fundamental tuning approaches
Experience with successfully applying advanced control solutions, such as model 
predictive control (MPC) for multi-variable processes
Proficiency using process historian systems, analysis tools and information systems 
such as Aspen IP/21 Process Explorer, and GE Proficy Plant  Applications
Proficiency with process identification and control tuning software tools such as 
Expertune, ProTuner, or Entech
Experience developing applications with programming languages such as Visual Basic, C, 
or Java; databases such as Microsoft SQL Server
Experience in LEAN Manufacturing or similar principles and practices
Familiarity with Windows operating systems, domains, Ethernet networks
Experience with Allen-Bradley/Rockwell and Wonderware systems