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Process Controls Engineer



A GPA Process Control Engineer is customer-facing and is engaged in a variety of activities across multiple industries.  The engineer will be expected to be an excellent representative of the company while implementing automated programming and processes that will drive the successful execution of various projects at customer sites.


The Process Control Engineer is responsible for working with outside customers and vendors to define, develop, engineer, and implement projects and scopes of work established in alignment with project goals and objectives. He/she will be focused and possess a high level of technical accuracy and a deep understanding of process knowledge. He/she must have the ability to collaborate with a team that will implement and maintain process controls in a safe, reliable, and economical operation. A successful candidate will be expected to assimilate quickly and begin delivering results in an expedient manner. He/she will also develop an awareness of operational history recognizing the value of information sharing and knowledge transfer.


Primary Location:

This position will be based out of Wilmington, NC.


  • The design and implementation of process control schemes to support existing processes which include process efficiency improvements, optimization, process variability reduction, compliance with environmental and safety requirements and equipment/process reliability.

  • Specify control hardware and design control schemes for new process automation projects.

  • Key customers include plant operators and supervisors, technical and business groups, and maintenance personnel.

  • Train operators and maintenance personnel on new control functions.

  • Assist technical groups with process improvement activities and process/maintenance troubleshooting activities.

  • Responsible for business continuity of process control systems through documentation and training.

  • Provide technical and maintenance support to existing control system platforms at client facilities.  Duties may require supporting an “on-call” rotation for maintenance-related support at specific client sites, occurring once every six weeks. 

  • May be needed to travel less than 10% of the time.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience with Rockwell ControlLogix and PlantPAx or ABB System 800xA.

  • Must be proficient in the hardware and system configuration of Rockwell ControlLogix and PlantPAx or ABB System 800xA systems.

  • Experience in the coordination and implementation of DCS/PLC upgrades and/or new installation/startup

  • Experience with instrumentation, motor control, regulatory control loop tuning, and advance control processes.

  • Familiarity and experience in control strategies related to Recovery and Power Boilers, Pulping and Chemical Recovery and/or Paper production processes is a plus.

  • Experience with loop performance evaluation tools and process data historians (i.e. PI) is a plus

  • Must have strong communication skills.

GPA offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Attendance to Training and Industry Conferences

  • Medical plan with prescription, dental, and vision coverage

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Company paid short-term disability insurance

  • Company matched 401(k)

  • Holidays, vacation, and personal time

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