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Process Controls Engineer


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 Business is hiring 2 Process Controls Engineers to support 2 different locations across the U.S. The Process Control Engineer will provide technical expertise and project engineering as required to support their facility’s execution plan and operations. The Process Control 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.

The locations hiring are:

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Antioch, California

The successful candidate will be provided a $15,000 signing bonus after starting the new role. External candidates and internal Koch company employees moving to the new location when hired are considered eligible.

What you will do in your role.

The Process 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


The experience you will bring.

  • Experience in Industrial Control Systems (PLCs and Motor Controls)
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • 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)
    • Siemens S7 and legacy TI505
    • Ignition, GE Proficy iFix, and FactoryTalk View
    • Rockwell Powerflex and Kinetix drives
    • Yaskawa A1000 and legacy drives
    • Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus communication protocols



  •  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Process Control, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

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