Roseburg Forest Products
  • 13-Jun-2018 to 12-Aug-2018 (PST)
  • Pembroke MDF
  • Pembroke, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

About Roseburg Forest Products: Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit

The Controls Technician will be diligent, accountable and responsible for ensuring the continued safe, efficient and effective operations of all equipment and fixtures utilized by the organization.

The Controls Technician will also be responsible for supporting and maintaining a continuous production operation including routine preventative electrical maintenance, optimization and programming of PLC systems, instruments and equipment.

  • Model Company core values
  • Follow Health & Safety policies and programs
  • Provide technical and automation support to manufacturing operations
  • Perform investigation of manufacturing equipment deviations and anomalies related to automation and software
  • Implement software changes and upgrades to improve equipment accuracy and runtime
  • Assist in electrical documentation of changes and upgrades
  • Provide technical support to maintenance staff
  • Provide PLC and HMI programming support; troubleshooting and upgrading of automated process equipment
  • Diagnose and repair issues with motors, controllers and PLCs
  • Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings and follow work procedures and processes
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations
  • Utilize knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for improvements and savings
  • Assist other maintenance staff in identifying and procuring equipment and parts necessary for daily maintenance requirements
  • Work closely with corporate engineering controls team and manufacturing IT team on implementing the latest standards on automation and data reporting systems
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and supervisory staff
  • Familiar with the Company's policies/processes and understands the impact of this position on the competitiveness and performance of the company
  • Complies with and follows Health & Safety policies and programs
  • Model Company core values

Required Qualifications:
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician (447) Certificate of Qualification or equivalent work experience
  • Industrial Electrician Certificate (442) of Qualification (Interprovincial Red Seal) considered an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years direct experience programming, designing and maintaining industrial control systems in a fast-paced wood or pulp & paper manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of process control systems and automation specifically Allen Bradley PLC software, RSLogix 5000 and 5500, and Wonderware HMI programming/troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with IT/Networking, database applications and computer management is an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical blueprints, schematics, drawings and specifications
  • Excellent working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management software, SQL Server and Web server software
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • Ability to work under pressure; self-starter
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Knowledge of safe operating procedures
  • Proven ability to support a continuous manufacturing operation

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