Process Control/Automation Engineer
Columbia Falls, MT
Weyerhaeuser Company is seeking a Process Control/Automation Engineer for our Columbia Falls MDF facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring electrical staff, troubleshooting issues, planning, developing and managing projects that address site safety and operational excellence improvements. This is a key technical position in the process control department and reports directly to the Process Control Manager. The successful candidate must be committed to safety, have a positive attitude, excellent work ethic, and strong leadership skills.

Key Functions:
Implement preventative and predictive maintenance methods and systems to reduce unscheduled downtown and utilize reliable troubleshooting methods to ensure production volume, quality, and overall reliability goals are met.
Train and mentor electrical technicians with a key focus on safety.
Will work closely with industrial maintenance groups, including process control technicians, industrial electricians and millwrights.
Execute project management approach to successfully implement electrical, power, and controls projects at the MDF complex site.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering field preferred
Minimum of three years of experience in PLC programming; Five + years preferred (Allen Bradley/Rockwell)
High level of proficiency with PLC troubleshooting, HMI programming software (such as Wonderware, FactoryTalk View SE)
Experience with VMware or hypervisor virtualization software
Ability to program and troubleshoot variable frequency drives (VFDs)
Experience with motion control design, implementation and troubleshooting preferred
Experience with medium voltage power distribution preferred
Experience 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
Experience in an industrial manufacturing environment preferred
Desire and ability to manage projects through strong planning and organization skills
Experience with SAP or other CMMS program
Proficient computer skills in MS Office, other windows-based programs, and internet skills
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively at all levels in the organization
Strong work ethic, good judgement and decision-making skills
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, when necessary and ability to accept calls during non-business hours