Chemical Digital Process Optimization (DPO)Process Controls Engineer

065659 Requisition #
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Georgia-Pacific (GP) is among the world's leading manufacturers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our building products business makes DensGlass® gypsum board often seen in commercial construction, DryPly® plywood and RESI-MIX® wood adhesives, among others. Our containerboard and packaging business offers high-end graphic packaging to bulk bins as well as Golden Isles fluff pulp. You may also recognize consumer brands like Angel Soft®, Brawny®, and Dixie® on retail shelves and enMotion® towels, Compact® bath tissue and SmartStock® cutlery dispensers when you are away from home. Our GP Harmon business is one of the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. As a Koch Company, we create long-term value 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. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA., we employ approximately 35,000 people. For more information, visit

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As a Process Controls Engineer focusing on Digital Processing Optimization in Georgia-Pacific Chemicals you will be expected to:

  • Drive manufacturing data standardization and governance to include:

o    Review and creation of naming conventions for field instrumentation and edge devices

o    Development of data strategies to address completeness, content, and context

o    Participation in identification of key metrics by manufacturing asset

o    Documentation and implementation of standards

o    Represent business with corporate data governance resources

o    Understand data requirements for analytical projects and remote site monitoring

o    Escalation point for data problems

o    Host knowledge shares with process controls resources

o    Ensure standards/governance sustainability

  • Research, select, and coordinate installation of instrumentation to close data gaps
  • Collaborate on design process control system and network architecture to accommodate additional instrumentation and IOT devices
  • Configure process controls to provide required data (including Honeywell Experion PKS and Rockwell Automaton PLC)
  • Develop SME capabilities in OSIsoft PI and Ignition data streaming architecture
  • Develop SME capabilities in required OSIsoft data structures and software (PI, AssetFrame work, Event Frames, etc.)
  • Stay current with innovative technology differentiating between hype and true value with the technical knowledge to operationalize.
  • Create process control system upgrade road maps
  • Provide support for advanced process control, HMI, SCADA, and DCS


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

A strong performer in this role will effectively apply our culture and MBM® management philosophy to

  • Interface between analytics, engineering, and operations resources
  • Share best practices and standards across the Manufacturing Operations and IT community
  • Deliver division and/or site level support for process control systems
  • Travel to participate in field work at manufacturing sites
  • Stay informed with data challenges and required mitigations
  • Work independently or as part of a team to create and execute DPO strategies

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of experience working with DCS process control systems.
  • Experience developing and commissioning process controls 
  • Experience supporting a manufacturing environment
  • Experience leading change, adopting, and implementing technology.
  • Willing to travel up to 35% of the time

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using Honeywell Experion Batch or Total Plant Batch, Honeywell Safety Manager, and Rockwell Automation ControlLogix/Compact® Logix PLC’s
  • Experience migrating software and hardware or modernizing legacy process control systems 
  • System integration from concept to implementation
  • Working knowledge of IT technology (I.E.- Firewalls, Server OS’s, Client OS’s, networking, patching, anti-virus)
  • Experience working in a consultative and cooperative manner with multiple stakeholders, such as analytics, corporate engineering, site process control engineers, and IT resources.
  • Experience with project management work flow
  • Experience with digital bus communication requiring Ethernet, Profibus DP, Profibus PA, ASI bus, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus, and DeviceNet.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management, Functional Safety and lifecycle management of Safety Instrumented Systems

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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