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Automation Engineer-Siding

Job Req ID:  9025


Date:  Feb 21, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

Develops and leads initiatives to accelerate the adaptation of manufacturing automation and Industry 4.0 implementation across LP. Contribute to overall OT system development through project leadership and support, training, and standards. The role supports our goal of using manufacturing technology to increase safety, production, and quality.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with corporate, regional and plant personnel to ensure collaborative, effective solutions are presented, developed and implement which achieve predetermined project goals and mill needs or requirements
  • Introduce and advance Industry 4.0 technology where it provides safety, production, and quality benefits.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending trade shows or clinics; investigate new equipment applications with consulting engineers & equipment venders, and specific course work.
  • Present new ideas in technology through innovative ways for the various project and mill teams to generate understanding and purpose.
  • Lead the development of Hardware, Software, and device standards to ensure effective reliable operations
  • Lead the development of Control System strategies and programing standards to ensure effective and reliable operations
  • Work with businesses to the development of a Functional Safety Standard and Training as we develop new equipment and processes, look to update current equipment and processes.
  • Work with manufacturers and integrators to advance automation adoption across LP.
  • Work closely with corporate and business control engineers to drive impactful benefits through projects
  • Coordinate training requirements to generally improve the overall knowledge and effectiveness of manufacturing controls systems
  • Develop detailed reports and studies in a thorough, professional manner consistent with a senior engineering position.
  • Develop detailed design of automation and process control systems that integrate PCs, PLCs, AC or DC Drives, Position Controllers
  • Manage, lead and/or guide internal or external engineering resources to ensure adherence to reliability and project goals
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required 
  • Ability to travel international, with emphasis on the areas of Canada, Europe, and South America

What do I need to be successful?


  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field (or equivalent)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable
  • BS equivalency: 6-8 years discipline experience 



  • Minimum of 10 years experience, 4-6 of which are directly related to advanced manufacturing control system design and implementation
  • Demonstrated experience managing priorities across multiple locations
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and/or Modicon PLC components / systems and the ability to apply them into a manufacturing environment

Work Environment

  • This position works in both an office environment and in a manufacturing environment.
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required.


LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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