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 Pulp & Paper Lead Process Control Engineer - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Industrial
Engineering - Manufacturing
Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2464697 / Latpro-3525637 
Date posted: Jan-26-2017
State, Zip: North Carolina, 28201


Position Summary:

Pulp and Paper Lead Process Control Engineer
This role will work as part of our Systems and Solutions Business (SSB) team, and serves as the lead engineering resource of the project team that delivers process control systems in line with with RA process strategy and customers' goals and objectives.  The purpose of the Pulp and Paper Lead Process Control Engineer position is to lead/implement standard and complex process control solutions to successful completion while focusing on continuous improvement of margin, customer satisfaction, schedule, quality and safety performance. This position is responsible for the overall technical design and technical scope of the systems and/or solutions in scope of the project.  All solutions are to be designed and implemented in complete alignment with Rockwell standards, design rules and guidelines.  The desired pulp and paper industry domain expertise consists of understanding major pulp and paper processes and unit operations, process control applications, mill-floor KPIs, and understanding industry trends regarding process control system technology usage to solve business problems.


  • Lead a technical team including other engineers, product business units(BUs), consultants, partners and Rockwell customers to provide process control systems that will improve efficiency, quality, and profitability.

  • To establish design criteria and specifications for process control systems in accordance with the project requirements.   

  • Industry experience to draw from which provides intimate understanding of customer motives and business drivers   

  • Ensure that required prerequisites (e.g. design inputs, tools, documentation, deliverables, schedule, budget) are in place prior to commencing work.

  • Provides technical leadership, support and expertise for the project team.                

  • Produces and/or approves functional and detailed design specifications.

  • Develop required documents per customer standards (electrical panels, P&IDs, loop sheets, and system architecture).

  • Identify and analyze design changes and modify documents accordingly.

  • Executes project to appropriate standards and quality management system requirements.

  • Monitors and controls assigned work scope against the project plan.

  • Select equipment and materials to project requirements.

  • Shares technical knowledge with project team, proposal team, product business units, sales, consultants, etc

  • Manages progress and technical problems and/or changes

  • Acts as technical interface with customers, establishing professional relationships to ensure that the technical project requirements are fully defined, agreed and delivered within schedule and cost constraints.

  • Acts as technical interface to 3rd party suppliers to assure correct functionality of the 3rd party deliverables including the correct integration of those deliverables in Rockwell solutions.

  • Ensures that required prerequisites (e.g. design inputs, tools, documentation, deliverables, schedule, budget) are in place prior to commencing work.

  • Ensures that the engineered solution meets project requirements, across all disciplines, in terms of functionality, Rockwell standard designs & design rules, quality, and supports documentation and implementation process at minimum cost by optimizing use of global technology and productivity tools

  • Monitors and controls technical project scope against the project plan and Functional & Detailed Design Specifications,

  • Monitoring progress and performance of engineering contractor / equipment vendors during the execution of work.

  • Inspect equipment at the factory to ensure compliance with specifications and procurement documentation.

  • Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and start-up support to operations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' Degree in engineering         

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Senior / Lead Project Engineer

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience as a project engineer performing DCS work with customer interfacing experiences

  • 10+ years of pulp and paper industry experience (specifically digesting, bleaching, liquor cycles, paper making)Pulp and paper operations experience in support of process control systems (MES/ERP systems is a plus)

  • Technical and commercial experience with process control project execution

  • PlantPAx (Logix, Historian, ViewSE, Batch, AssetCentre, VantagePoint)

  • Knowledge of current and legacy DCS platforms

  • Experience implementing traditional DCS projects and conversions (both DCS and SIS, PSM covered processes)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiar with process control standards

  • End-user pulp and paper operations experience in support of process control systems

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Customer service mentality

  • PREFERRED location Mequon/Milwaukee, WI, not required 

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts/solutions

  • Strong team player and positive attitude

  • Strong computer skills

  • Knowledge of networking, virtualization, and MS security

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively and highly capable to motivate self and others

  • Ability to work effectively in virtual environment

  • Able to travel, as required, to support customer engagements and project execution.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians, Sales, Services, and Solutions

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Charlotte - North Carolina, Chicago - Illinois, Houston - Texas, Milwaukee - Wisconsin, Cleveland - Ohio

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).


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