Process Control Engineer

8 - 10 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Stevens Point, WI
8 - 10 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Job Description


Responsible for the creation, maintenance, administration and optimization of process and quality control systems in order to improve process performance, minimize process variation and reduce costs.  Provide technical expertise in paper manufacturing process/quality control and data management systems.

Key Accountabilities:

  • As a leader in the mill, help ensure all mill employees are “safe from the start” by teaching, coaching and following up to ensure established safe work practices are being followed as well as compliance to federal, state, and local safety regulations.
  • Provide leadership and direction and drive improvement in the area of mill process and quality control/measurement systems
  • Work closely with the operations team to understand needs in the areas of process and quality control and measurement, data availability and data analysis and help meet those needs
  • Lead the effort to optimize the performance of our control and measurement systems to improve accuracy and measurement reliability, minimize process variation and meet specifications working with maintenance and vendor personnel
  • Support the PVR process including Control Loop Performance Monitoring
  • Stay abreast of new technology in the field of process and quality control/measurement and diagnostic tools and bring opportunities to the operations team
  • Work closely with mill operations and engineering personnel in planning, designing, developing and implementing new process/quality control applications and improvements
  • Develop maintenance and operating personnel to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by our distributed control systems and quality control/measurement systems
  • Work with IT to help ensure that process information is readily available for use by operations to make decisions and drive overall process improvement
  • Work with E/I to write and modify computer process control programs to optimize mill controls
  • Assist E/I supervision in establishing maintenance procedures and schedules for process control systems
  • Assist operations personnel and maintenance with resolution of day-to-day control problems and operational issues
  • Support R-Gap and all continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide support for capital project planning and implementation


Minimum Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated history of solid leadership, project management and improvement skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of the papermaking process and systems
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of statistical methods to reduce process variation
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with people at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safe and accident-free manner
  • Excellent organization skills


Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minimum of 10 years experience
  • Working knowledge of mill DCS/QCS systems and networking
  • Working knowledge of mill data systems, data gathering techniques and statistics
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience


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