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Automation Supervisor

Company: Roseburg Forest Products
Location: Weldon
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

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
PurposeTo lead automation team to perform detailed control system design and software development for moderately complex engineering assignments, which are stand-alone, or components of a larger project.--This position applies specific knowledge of automated and process control systems to manufacturing processes with minimal supervision.
Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure--safety of all team members working in automation operating unit by driving continuous improvement towards a true safety culture; including supporting all corporate safety programs; developing SOP's identifying and eliminating hazards, and enforcing all safety rules
  • Ensure compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety, health and environmental rules and regulations
  • Develop and implement results oriented, value-added engineering solutions that achieve predetermined project goals and customer needs and/or requirements
  • Develop project documentation using corporate engineering standards, specifications, prints, and schematics
  • Lead team members within the automation department
  • Responsible for training, performance management and communication of work schedules and daily work assignments; including duties from staff and self-development, coaching, counseling on performance feedback, up to initiating and assisting with corrective action
  • Develop detailed design of automation and process control systems that integrate PCs, PLCs, variable speed drives, motion control, and related process control systems
  • Work closely with corporate engineering controls team and manufacturing IT team on implementing the latest standards on automation and data reporting systems
  • Integrate statistical control components into system design including basic control charting,--real time & historical trending, remote monitoring and data acquisition / control
  • Develop, configure and debug control system programming including PLC's, OT--networks, HMI and/or specialty component software
  • Implement standard engineering and project management practices consistently throughout project and work assignments
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending seminars, webinars and other relevant related events
  • Investigate new technology with corporate engineering, consulting engineers, and equipment vendors
  • Lead development and training efforts of field operation and maintenance personnel in the design features, process operation, interpretation of system information, and application of that information regarding control system functionality
  • Witness testing of new automation systems, and oversight of on-site acceptance testing of machine control systems
  • Train, coach and mentor plant electricians on control systems, instrumentation and other related systems
  • Monitor installation quality
  • Perform other duties as necessary
  • Models company core values
    Required Qualifications
    • Three (3) + years' experience in automation and process control systems and techniques
    • Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy--
    • Ability to work in a highly functional team environment
    • Working knowledge of industry technological developments and best practices
    • Understanding of effective and efficient production and manufacturing methods
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Good project management skills
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in related engineering field or equivalent--
      • Experience in wood products facilities
      • Prior experience leading a team

Keywords: Roseburg Forest Products, Greenville , Automation Supervisor, Other , Weldon, North Carolina

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