Process Control SME I



The Global Technology Process Control SME functions as an internal consultant, and is expected to develop projects and drive activity that yield improvement across the company.¬  The duties range widely:¬  safety leadership, troubleshooting, optimization, teaching and mentoring, deliberate improvement projects, capital projects, process audits, and strategic studies.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum experience factors and individual attributes of the Process Control SME-I position:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operations and service in the process control field, with an emphasis on the Pulp & Paper Industry.¬ 

  • A college degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, or related discipline subject to experience factors.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to provide process technical support on a business priority basis.

  • Capacity to lead and/or participate in multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Capable of supporting extensive domestic and international travel.

  • Experience as a Consultant in the Process Control field is desirable.

  • Fluency in multiple languages is not required, but skill in Russian, French, Portuguese, or Polish would be useful.

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Process Control Expertise¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 

Key Process Control skills and experience factors of the SME-I position:

  • Working knowledge of 2-3 primary operating areas of the facility, with a first-principles understanding of the underlying processes.

  • Knowledge of¬ Bleach Plant and Pulping Controls at an advanced level.

  • Practitioner to advanced level understanding of regulatory control principles, with experience applying fundamental control algorithms and techniques (e.g. PID, Feedforward, Cascade, Supervisory).

  • Demonstrated success implementing regulatory and/or advanced process automation solutions for product improvement or cost reduction in 2-3 primary operating areas of the facility.

  • Experience designing and implementing basic to moderately complex automation strategies with distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLC).

  • Proficiency with modern computer programming and scripting languages, networking principles, and electronic communication protocols.

  • Proficiency using process identification techniques, analysis, and modern control tuning methods using software tools such as Expertune, Protuner, or Entech.

  • Experience with process diagnostics and variability analysis, using tools such as OSI PI, Capstone Parcview, Aspen IP/21, MatLab, or BrainCube.

  • Experience providing support to capital projects such as major process modifications, and equipment installations and rebuilds.¬ 

  • Working knowledge of industrial instrumentation applications and their performance factors (valves, sensors, transmitters, analyzers).



50-75% required: Ability to travel domestic and international when required, sometimes on very short notice.

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