International Paper Process Control Engineer in VALLIANT MILL, Oklahoma

This position will report to the Process Controls Manager in Valliant, Oklahoma. Valliant is a 5,000+ ton per day containerboard mill with 3 paper machines, 3 continuous digesters, 3 secondary fiber plants and a utilities/chemical recovery complex. It currently operates with over 350 mill employees and 150 contract maintenance employees in a results oriented environment.

Job Description:

  • Lead/Support production and maintenance teams in troubleshooting process issues and able to transfer knowledge and troubleshooting skills to operations teams.

  • Understand process and assist with implementation of corrective action steps to resolve operational issues.

  • Lead teams working on system problems, customer issues and process optimization.

  • Utilize knowledge and experience to improve quality, stabilize processes, reduce costs (develop/support year over year cost reduction efforts) and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Responsible for performing basic engineering calculations, investigations and tasks as assigned.

  • Collaborate with more experienced engineers to provide follow-up and engineering assistance on defined problems.

  • Become qualified at the 6-Sigma White/Green Belt Level and lead Deliberate Improvement Projects and other Manufacturing Excellence activities.

  • Assume ownership of all new controls equipment and controls strategies on improvement projects. Ownership of overall control design includes the development of functional descriptions, DCS Implementation/programming, check-out, commissioning, and startup support.

  • Become Competent in Honeywell/ABB/Bailey DCS programming and troubleshooting.

  • Assume ownership of area Alarm Management activities.

  • Assume ownership of area IEPM efforts.

  • Assume ownership of area CLPM Loops and reports.

  • Work with area operations to correct issues with operator pages; become familiar with graphics building.

  • Lead area efforts to migrate DCS Platforms due to obsolescence, own the project scope for the area.

  • Prepare or assist in preparing reports and graphs.

  • Final Position Level (PL) will be determined based on qualifications and experience of selected candidate.


  • Bachelors degree in ChE, EE, Pulp & Paper Technology

  • Possess good skills in written and oral communication, problem solving, time management, conflict resolution and task group facilitation.

  • Strong computer knowledge and skills that include experience with spreadsheets, word processing and computer aided drafting.

  • Ability to excel with minimal supervision in a team environment.

  • Willing to work weekend duty on a rotating basis and overtime on shutdowns or to meet goals.


Action Oriented, Functional/Technical Skills, Informing, Customer Focus, Conflict Management, Directing Others, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Process Management, Problem Solving, Career Ambition.