Plant Controls Engineer

Louisiana Pacific   •  

Dawson Creek, BC

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 278 days ago

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Job Purpose

Perform detailed control system design and software development for moderately complex engineering assignments, which are stand-alone, or components of a larger project. This position applies specific knowledge of automated and process control systems to manufacturing processes with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Develop and implement results oriented, value-added engineering solutions that achieve predetermined project goals and customer needs and/or requirements.
  • Develop project documentation defining standards, detailed reports, specifications, plans, prints, schematics and/or other necessary documentation required to achieve defined project goals.
  • Develop detailed design of automation and process control systems that integrate PCs, PLCs, AC or DC Drives, Position Controllers, single or multi-loop controllers.
  • Integrate statistical control components into system design including basic control charting, real time & historical trending, remote monitoring and data acquisition / control.
  • Develop, install and debug control system programming including PC operating, PC / PLC communications, PLC HMI and/or specialty component software.
  • Lead and/or guide internal or external engineering resources to ensure adherence to project goals and objectives.
  • Implement standard engineering and project management practices consistently throughout project and work assignments.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending trade shows or clinics; investigate new equipment applications with consulting engineers & equipment venders, and specific course work.
  • Lead development and training efforts of field operation and maintenance personnel in the design features, process operation, interpretation of system information, and application of that information regarding control system functionality.
  • Witness testing and system site quality control.
  • Train plant electricians on processes.
  • Monitor installation quality.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed working knowledge of networking equipment and software, routers and cabling.
  • Detailed working knowledge of plant PLCs and HMI software.
  • Detailed working knowledge of all HMI hardware and software in use including Wonderware Intouch and Active Factory.
  • Detailed working knowledge of AC & DC drives, coordinated drives systems and position control systems.3
  • Knowledge of medium and high voltage systems.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, PC hardware and software, servers, fiber optic cabling and networkswitches.
  • Knowledge of statistical control techniques and programs such as SPC, SQC and SCADA systems.
  • Comply with minimum skills defined in the Engineering Competency Matrix.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to influence or guide people to allow successful completion of objectives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to function on multi-discipline or multi-functional teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field or equivalent.


  • 5+ years experience in automation and process control systems and techniques.
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment

  • This position works in both an office environment and in a manufacturing environment.
  • Work breakdown as 5% administrative, 95% technical
  • Moderate to frequent travel during plant construction requiring a flexible schedule.