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Senior Electrical Controls Engineer

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Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. Georgia-Pacific is an independently managed and operated company of Koch Industries, Inc., a private company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

Our Gypsum Facility is located 20 minutes south of Valparaiso, IN at Wheatfield, IN. We are looking for a Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer. The Sr Electrical Controls Engineer will provide technical expertise and project engineering as required to support their facility’s execution plan and operations. The Sr Electrical Controls Engineer will be responsible for their facility’s Instrumentation and Controls project development, design, procurement, construction, and maintenance. The role will have direct impact on safety, reliability, cost reduction, and process improvement at the assigned facility.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • The Sr Electrical Control Engineer is a subject matter expert supporting operations and capital projects. The selected candidate will utilize automation systems to increase the throughput, quality, safety and reliability of our processes. A successful candidate will:
  • Provide conceptual system design for proposed projects
  • Develop engineering and capital cost estimates for assigned projects
  • Provide design documentation sufficient for construction, operations, and maintenance
  • Implement programming guidelines and standards
  • Design, program, modify and maintain PLC and HMI systems
  • Manage implementation of upgrades and new technology
  • Develop and implement control strategies
  • Work with corporate teams and contractors to specify and install systems
  • Create instrumentation and control system specifications
  • Support on-call and maintenance schedule duties to the plant
  • Ability to travel to vendor and other GP Facilities is required

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Process Control, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
    • Experience in Industrial Control Systems (PLCs, motor controls, control valves, industrial instrumentation for positioning, flow, level, pressure, & temperature)
    • Experience in Automation or Process Control
    • PLC programming
    • AC & DC motor control experience, including drives
    • Process Control Networking
    • HMI/SCADA Maintenance and Design
    • Experience in Control System documentation using MS Office and AutoCAD

      What Will Put You Ahead

      • Industrial electrical knowledge, including both power (480VAC) and control circuits
      • Server and PC knowledge, both Windows and Linux
      • Prior experience in a plant maintenance department
      • Preferred platforms and standards: Rockwell Studio 5000 and legacy platforms (RSlogix 5, 500), CTI PLCs and related legacy infrastructure, Ignition, GE Proficy iFix, and FactoryTalk View, Rockwell Powerflex and Kinetix drives, Yaskawa A1000 and legacy drives, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus communication protocols, Thin Client Architecture, Vision Systems Integration. 

        Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

        At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

        Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
        Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
        This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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