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Billerud North America

Sustainability, Quality, and Customer Value.

Process Control Manager 18


Escanaba, MI
ID: 143-382

This position will lead, supervise, instruct and coach the Process Control Engineering team to optimize processes and asset reliability throughout the mill.


  • Promote and ensure safe and flexible work practices, as well as engaging team members to drive continuous improvement.
  • Interface with and support operations, maintenance, and engineering.
  • Lead safety initiatives and actively coaching safe behaviors.
  • Manage QCS service contracts and spare parts inventory for QCS.
  • Build employee engagement and development programs to create high skill level and maximum versatility.
  • Lead OT cyber security initiative.
  • Advocate the replacement of obsolete control systems through supportive evidence based information.
  • Drive standardization of control systems and establishing control system procedures and knowledgebase.
  • Identify and implement big picture planning for the department.
  • Provide weekend coverage on a rotating basis (covering entire mill on weekends).
  • Must be able to move about the mill freely (extensive walking, climb ladders and stairs, etc.) and able to tolerate temperature extremes.

Required Skills

  • Strong technical, problem solving, decision-making, and project management skills.
  • Strong Root Cause Failure Analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Office, ParcView and PI.
  • Self-starter able to work effectively with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Knowledge of pulp and paper production processes preferred.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple time sensitive projects and issues.
  • Electrical or instrumentation background.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.    
  • Good computer skills and the ability to learn and function in SAP.      
  • Highly motivated, innovative, and results oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Will take ownership to drive the implementations of solutions to produce positive results. 
  • Has the demonstrated ability to analyze data and apply a risk-based decision making process. 


Preferred Skills:

  • Paper Mill experience

Required Experience

  • 3 - 5 years of Senior Process Control Engineer experience, including supervisory experience.
  • Experience with configuring control systems (Foxboro, ControlLogix preferred).
  • Experience with control system and process troubleshooting
  • Exceptional leadership, analytical abilities and computer skills (SAP Microsoft Office).



Billerud NA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.