Roseburg Forest Products
  • 15-Jun-2018 to 15-Oct-2018 (PST)
  • Riddle Engineered Wood
  • Riddle, OR, USA
  • Full Time

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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the electrical team in a 24/7 operating environment
  • Responsible for scoping project work for control systems and upgrades to equipment, developing user and design requirements, selecting equipment vendors
  • Production Support:  Support automation technicians in situations where troubleshooting or technology may fall outside of their area of expertise
  • Interact with production supervisors/managers to identify areas to improve equipment throughput, flexibility, quality, safety, and/or reliability
  • Work closely with corporate engineering on projects and corporate engineering automation team.
  • Provide technical support for safety and quality improvement initiatives
  • Program PLCs, HMIs, and inspection systems (OT systems)
  • Design and implement modifications to the existing manufacturing equipment needed to improve operational efficiencies
  • Generate and revise standard operating procedures
  • Lead manufacturing root cause analysis investigations on failures
  • Implement corrective and preventative actions to improve manufacturing's operational efficiencies
  • Perform risk assessment and risk mitigation activities using systematic tools
  • Seek out new technologies to enhance the plants capability in control systems
  • Perform training and knowledge sharing with team members to strengthen department skill set
  • Daily interactions with plant operations to understand the needs required
  • Assist in capital planning for control systems replacement/upgrades
  • Coordinates contractor assistance as needed and requested
  • Assist in resolving problems with control systems for all shifts when needed
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Perform other duties as necessary
  • Personal alignment with Roseburg's Core Values 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree
  • Electrical License
  • Electrical Supervisor Card
  • Five (5) plus years' experience in manufacturing, controls systems or other related work
  • Proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLC's; Allen Bradley
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Knowledge and experience with manufacturing equipment, or installations of equipment.
  • Prior supervisory experience (supervising direct employees and/or contractors)
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and vendors
  • Must maintain discretion and sensitivity to confidential company matters
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy 
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to set and hold high standards for department employees
  • Must be proactive and have initiative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering)
  • Exposure to highly automated/technical equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in wood products facilities
  • Computer networking experience


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