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E & I Technician

Job Req ID:  8607

Hanceville, AL, US, 35077-5419

Date:  Jan 29, 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

To ensure that controls and instrument loops throughout the mill remain up to standards and production requirements

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Responsible for insuring all PLC changes are documented and archived
  • Responsible for updating/troubleshooting controls & instrument loops throughout the plant
  • Involved in all capital updates and most process control improvements or changes
  • Balance priorities to business need: 1) Do it now, 2) Short term projects, and 3) Long term projects
  • Identify and develop plans for continuous improvement of the process
  • Collect data and execute plans accordingly
  • Train electrical staff in troubleshooting PLC issues and control issues; document process and maintain annual training
  • Write SOP’s on troubleshooting and correcting issues that cause downtime in the mill
  • Assist with planning and designing network upgrades and new installs
  • Know and understand network switches and hubs
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.


What do I need to be successful?

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills preferred: Windows/Microsoft Office/RS Logix/Wonder Ware/ EAM
  • Extensive Process knowledge
  • Instrumentation skills (preferred):
            Calibration of Transmitters, Pressure, Flow and Temperature
            Calibration of Control Valves
            Calibration of scales
            Ability to tune PID loops on all processes/equipment
  • Ability to use Fluke multi-meters and other troubleshooting equipment
  • Motor Control knowledge
  • PLC Skills:
            Troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLC 5000, Control Logix, & others as required
            Programming knowledge required

               Back up and store PLC programs

  • AC & DC Variable speed drives knowledge
  • Ability to collect and trend motor data
  • Analytical step problem solving skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Customer skills
  • Able to work with all departments



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical degree preferred


  • Minimum 3 years industrial electrical experience
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.


  • Plant environment.

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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