Process Control Engineer in Escanaba, MI at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 12/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Process Control Engineers are responsible for the creation, maintenance, administration and optimization of control systems in order to minimize process variation and reduce costs. Process Control Engineers provide technical expertise in Pulp and Paper manufacturing process control systems.

  • Safe from the Start. Participate in department safety assessments, work in proactive manner to identify, correct, and coach unsafe conditions or actions that are observed
  • Develop maintenance and operating personnel to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by our distributed control systems and quality control systems.
  • Work with other maintenance personnel to optimize the performance of our control systems to minimize variation and meet specifications.
  • Write and modify computer process control programs to optimize mill controls.
  • Work closely with mill technical and production personnel in planning, designing, and developing new process control applications and improvements.
  • Be subject to emergency call-ins.
  • Work downtime days, holidays and weekends as scheduled
  • Provide support for capital project planning and implementation.
  • Assist E/I supervision in establishing maintenance procedures and schedules for process control systems.
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis to help resolve outstanding issues
  • Electrical or Instrumentation background
  • Strong technical, problem solving, decision-making, project management, and computer skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects and issues
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter, able to work effectively with minimal direct supervision
  • Knowledge of pulp and paper production process
  • Knowledge of Distributed Controls Systems or Quality Control Systems preferred

Position Specific Accountabilities:

  • Oversee onsite QCS contractor team’ safety compliance
  • Manage QCS contracts prioritizing field technicians tasks and assisting with developing procedures and troubleshooting documents to reduce downtime and quality losses
  • Manage major maintenance of QCS systems and spare parts
  • Drive improvements in startups, grade changes, and profiles across machine lines
  • Manage CD profilers major maintenance such as headbox, coat head, and steambox rebuilds
  • Support QCS upgrade capital projects including technical expertise in selection of equipment, project implementation, and startup optimization
  • Provide technical expertise of Web Inspection Systems across machine lines, modify detection and classification as needed for current grade structure, assist E&I with corrective maintenance and reliability issues
  • Provide expertise for other OT systems as needed
  • Identify gaps in cyber security for QCS and Web Inspection Systems and work with vendors and IT to put systems in place to reduce risk and quickly recover from a cyber security event or equipment failure.


Job Requirements

Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or equivalent technical training and experience.
  • Working knowledge of mill DCS/QCS systems and networking
  • Working knowledge of mill data systems, data gathering techniques and statistics
  • 8+ years of experience preferred

Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.



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