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Electronics Control Engineer

Norbord in Lanett, AL, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Do you want to thrive in an environment that truly rewards success through a very generous benefits package that includes profit sharing?”

Electronic Controls Engineer responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure Zero Lost Time/Zero Recordable Incidents in Area
  • Coordinate the collection of SSOP, LO/TO procedures and safe work practices associate with the area and cataloging of them in appropriate system
  • Develop and implement plans to reduce exposure to area hazards
  • Complete required Safety Participation
  • Participate in Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Support Management of Change throughout the mill. Collaborate with peers to develop KPIs around MOC implementation and effectiveness.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair instrument, electronic, and electrical equipment on the site to manufacturers specifications;
  • Provide technical expertise in troubleshooting operating systems.
  • Provide technical expertise in troubleshooting Programmable Electronic Systems (Distributed Controller Systems and Programmable Logic Control Systems) during start-up and day-to-day operations.
  • Provide technical expertise in troubleshooting electrical equipment such as motors, switchgear, and motor control centers during start-up and day-to-day operations.
  • Design, develop, and program software for real time Programmable Electronic Systems (Distributed Controller Systems and Programmable Logic Control Systems).
  • Design and develop graphical user screens utilized within human machine interfaces (HMI’s).
  • Troubleshoot and configure control communication networks
  • Provide Technical support in the development and review of work scopes, test procedures, alarm response procedures, commissioning plans and vendor reports.
  • Modify control system logic and industrial machinery to optimize equipment performance and control.
  • Perform oversight of OEM control and electrical modifications.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, industry, and various program
  • Read and understand pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and electronic documentation and drawings, and interpret equipment data.
  • Test, inspect, and adjust control instrumentation and determine causes of instrument malfunction.
  • Develop and maintain control logic modification process
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Production Manager


Minimum qualifications required to successfully perform this role. These are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position. A reasonable accommodation may be allowed for some aspects of the role as determined by Human Resources.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Must Possess a 4-year engineering degree in Electrical, Control Systems and/or similar field and have 2-4 years of professional electronic/ controls engineering experience and 5-7 years of related engineering experience or
  • Must possess 10-15 years’ experience in the use of advanced controls techniques through a combination of hands-on experience and specialized training on electrical and/or instrument/control.

Specialized knowledge or skills needed:

  • Startup/operational support experience for high volume industrial manufacturing operations
  • In-depth knowledge of the electrical and/or instrument/control craft typically gained through considerable hands-on work experience
  • Control system upgrade experience
  • In-depth Knowledge of Control Logix and RS Logix programming, hardware, and firmware.
  • Ability to define and configure devices on network through software interface.
  • Knowledge of the design and configuration of control systems using ControlNet, Device Net and Ethernet I/P.
  • Ability to convert PLC5 hardware and software to Control logix.
  • Experience working with Siemens S7 PLC software and Siemens Master Drives with vector and motion control.
  • Ability to network from Cisco or Rockwell software and hardware components such as Stratix 8000, 5200, or 6000 switches and Power flex drives 755, 753, 525, and 523
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and documentation
  • Familiar with conveyors, short cycle press systems, drying equipment, pumps, gearboxes, etc.
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems Operation

Working conditions

Role requires a person to work in working conditions such as heat, cold, snow, rain, ice, frost, humidity, severe storms and so forth. Special working conditions may include regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working as a team regardless of challenge, and so forth. Exposure to noise, dirt, grease, water and sawdust is common.

Physical requirements

Physical ability to perform the essential job functions of the position, which includes climbing stairs, navigating catwalks, working at heights up to 30 feet above the ground, lifting up to 50 pounds (from floor to shoulder height), stooping, and bending, carrying up to 30 pounds at least 40 feet.

Direct reports

This position has many indirect reports. Demonstrated leadership is a key requirement for success in this role.


About Norbord:

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels Headquartered out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Norbord Operate 17 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Canada. We manufacture Oriented Strand Board in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition, we manufacture MDF, particleboard and furniture in Europe.

At Norbord, a commitment to safety, quality and customer service has earned us a reputation as a leading producer of wood based panels. As demand for Norbord’s products grow, we continually seek bright and talented people in all areas of our business. With competitive salaries and benefits and company profit-sharing, Norbord offers one of the strongest and innovative compensation packages in the industry.

Norbord is committed to providing its employees with the training, skills, and opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Norbord offers the opportunity to excel, express ideas, and make a profound impact within our team driven organization.

If you are a team player who takes pride in a job well done and want to make a real impact at the place you work, look into a career with Norbord. You will like what you see.

Norbord is an equal opportunity employer

Company website:

Company address: 4400 Barton Industrial Blvd., Lanett, AL 36863

Posted date: 19 days ago

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