Process Control Engineer

Our Plymouth operation is a random length sawmill primarily producing lumber up to 20 feet in length with some specialty related capacity. Plymouth is in beautiful northeastern North Carolina which offers small town charm, outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to colleges. Shopping and arts/entertainment are available in neighboring cities.

Key Functions

  • Performing quality assurance on existing manufacturing processes
  • Identifying areas that need process control optimization
  • Evaluating the efficiency of manufacturing technologies, instruments, equipment, and tools
  • Implementing preventive and predictive maintenance methods and systems to reduce unscheduled downtime and utilize reliable troubleshooting methods to ensure production volume, quality and overall uptime goals are met
  • Assisting in project planning and drive an electrical safety culture based on NFPA 70E compliance
  • Actively supervising and developing the electrical maintenance team to ensure effective communication across & between shifts and with the production teams
  • Using preventive maintenance systems to reduce unscheduled downtime
  • Ensuring efficient use of reliable troubleshooting methods to ensure uptime, production volume and quality goals are met
  • Ensuring effective use of training resources to maximize team technical skills
  • Using computer-based programs to support effective prioritization of maintenance requests, manage maintenance inventory, and delegate maintenance resources


  • Associate's degree (or higher)
  • At least 5 years' experience in PLC programming
  • Proven experience in HMI Programming
  • Experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Work related experience in leading and ensuring compliance with safety initiatives
  • Desire and ability to manage projects
  • High level of proficiency with PLC troubleshooting
  • Ability to program and troubleshoot AC or DC power inverters/frequency drives
  • Familiarity with preventative and predictive maintenance systems and techniques
  • Ability to read and understand electrical power and control system schematics
  • Ability to identify root cause of problems and effectively initiate immediate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic, good judgement, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, other Windows-based programs and internet skills
  • Must be able to accept calls during non-business hours as needed
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, when necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS engineer related degree highly preferred
  • Familiarity with electrical power distribution systems
  • Knowledge of mechanical and fluid power systems


We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

Our employees are the real reason we’ve been in business for over 100 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made us one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products in the world. We want to attract and retain the best people. That is why we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes an annual bonus plan, 401(k) plan, which includes a generous company match, and comprehensive health benefits.

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Jamesville NC