Process Control Specialist

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: March 22, 2021

Job Location: Edson

Job Number: 01016009

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited


Address: 2509 Aspen Drive, Edson, Alberta, Canada T7E 1S8

Job Description

At Weyerhaeuser, our focus is as much
on building our people as building our business. We are committed
to creating an environment where individuals can flourish,
diversities encouraged, and communities supported. We are one of
the premier integrated forest organizations in the world. We’ve
been in business for nearly 120 years and believe strongly in our
core values of safety, integrity, citizenship, sustainability, and
inclusion, which has awarded us being named as one of the World’s
most Ethical Companies over 10 times.

Our Edson OSB Mill is currently
recruiting for a Process Control Specialist.

The Process Control Specialist (PCS)
will play a critical role in supporting continuous improvement in
safety, manufacturing, cost, process reliability and productivity
at the OSB mill. The PCS will perform analysis on systems data and
develop processes and improvement plans to support operations
through Process Control Engineering. Other responsibilities will
include HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and revisions, PLC
(Programmable Logic Controller) revisions, Networking revisions,
evaluation of operating software and implementation of changes
required to achieve controls excellence.

Reporting to the Plant Process Control Manager, the PCS will
interact with the plant maintenance and operations teams to support
the use and maintenance of the system, and with engineers and
project managers to facilitate engineering, capital and major
maintenance projects.

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Dayshift schedule
with flexibility to respond to unplanned plant events and work
flexible schedules across shifts when required.

Key Functions:

As Process Control Specialist, you

  • Perform process control troubleshooting & programming,
    drive installation & programming for all mill areas.
  • Provide Technical assistance to specify, design and develop
    improvements in automation, process control & motion control
  • Deliver troubleshooting support mill-wide, maintain and enhance
    the engineering process control philosophy, strategy, and controls
    standard operating procedures.
  • Lend expertise to departments to ensure understanding of
    process control characteristics.
  • Assist in mentoring and training of maintenance associates in
    electrical systems, PLC & motion control systems.
  • Assist in developing (and managing) capital project’s PLC scope
    & requirements for new equipment and major repairs.
  • Develop/maintain mill standards for PLC’s, HMI’s, and general
    Process Control Network
  • Work with power distribution systems including switchgear,
    transformers & MCC maintenance.
  • Maintain broad-based product knowledge including Variable
    Frequency Drives (Allen Bradley), PLC’s (Allen Bradley), Motion
    Control, Coordinated Drive Systems, Instrumentation, Process
    Control, HMI Software (Wonderware and FactoryTalk), Network design
    experience with Ethernet.
  • Participate in Business Process Controls Team activities –
    monthly involvement and reporting.
  • Develop an understanding of the sawmill and planer
    manufacturing process and opportunities for continuous



  • Commitment to safety – demonstrated record of understanding and
    following safety practices and procedures.
  • High School GED/Diploma.
  • Technical Diploma in Controls, Instrumentation, Robotics, or
    similar field or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Strong electrical and PLC troubleshooting skills.
  • Electrical experience and build capabilities including process
    control panels, safety circuit, wiring diagrams, I/O, MCC, VFD’s,
    Drives, Tuning, Servers, pneumatics, valves, hydraulics, P & ID
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Windows Operating
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word,
    Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Innovative, willing to learn and open to new ideas.
  • Able to read, understand and interpret prints/drawings/manuals
    to troubleshoot power and control electrical systems.
  • Solid organization and prioritization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills, with team
  • Strong verbal and written communication/presentation


  • At least 5 years’ experience in Electrical and Process Controls
    Systems in an industrial manufacturing and production
  • Strong Control Logix programming/troubleshooting skills
    (RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 software)
  • Experience with electrical power distribution equipment and
  • Experience with safety and electrical conformance standards
    including UL, NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, IEEE and FM.
  • Experience managing capital projects (budgeting, developing
    project packages with bids, project scope, execution plans,
  • Solid understanding and ability to diagnose electronic
  • Experience in AutoCAD or other Engineering Drawing
  • Basic networking and network terminology.
  • Experience with or willing to learn TCPIP, Ethernet IP, and
    other networks.
  • Knowledge of modern machine safeguarding standards. e.g.:
  • Experience with modern PLC motion control drives and
  • Experience with high voltage (10kV+) 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

We know you have a choice in
your career. We want you to choose us.


About Wood

We’ve been delivering quality
building products and solutions to our customers for nearly 120
years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we
offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.


Weyerhaeuser is an equal
opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative
action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities,
qualified individuals with disabilities and protected

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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