Process Control Engineer - Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Process Control Engineer - Saint Paul, MN

2250 Wabash Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, 55114
United States

The opportunity:

Supports both DCS and PLC control systems throughout the mill. This position is responsible for designing and implementing and optimizing controls, maintaining, and troubleshooting control systems, and finding and implementing control improvements. To best support the mill’s operations and capital projects this position acts as the primary process control representative to all Production areas (Utilities, Paper Mill, and Pulp Mill). The position also works across production areas to support Multiple Projects in all areas of the plant. As the mill upgrades obsolete control systems, this position will share responsibility for working with outside engineering resources to research and answer technical issues ensuring successful, on-schedule migrations with event-free startups. This engineer also manages projects within the engineering team and with external engineering support / consultants.  The process control engineer also stays current with technology and vendors.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Provide primary Process Control support to assigned production areas within the mill; work closely with process area owners to determine and meet process control needs.

  • Work with departments and other engineers to develop alternatives and estimates for proposed capital and major maintenance projects.

  • Support of the Maintenance team in troubleshooting problems with the processes and the process control systems.

  • Assist in training and knowledge sharing with operators and E/I mechanics on process control systems to help improve their operating and troubleshooting effectiveness.

  • As part of the Process Control Team, share in the responsibility of providing weekend and off-hour support for Process Control mill needs.

  • Plan, configure, test, implement, and maintain process control system upgrades and modifications.


    What you need to succeed:

  • Two Year Technical Degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience with instrumentation and electrical systems, associated with Process Control.

  • Experience with computer hardware and software support and configuration.

  • Experience with Ethernet Networking and Industrial Communication Protocols.

  • Prior computer programming experience.

  • Ability to provide Hardware and software support for multiple process control systems.

  • Ability to modify existing and configure new control strategies.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Experience with ABB or Emerson DeltaV DCS is a plus.

  • Experience with Rockwell PLC’s is a plus



    What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence.

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential.

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.



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