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IT Manufacturing Analyst II

Job Req ID:  6840


Date:  May 1, 2021

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products.  At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry. 

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 provide IT technical solutions, application infrastructure support and training that contributes to the overall effectiveness of manufacturing operations.

Key Responsibilities


  • Establish and enforce LP hardware and software manufacturing standards to support such programs as plant historian, process control, statistical process control, mill maintenance, predictive analytics, and linear programming application systems.
  • Participate in analysis, design, development and implementation of manufacturing systems.
  • Install and configure manufacturing operating systems and application software packages as required.
  • Design and develop efficient database systems; maintain database structures, utilization standards, and access methods to ensure optimum performance; initiate performance tuning and troubleshoot problems as needed.
  • Design and document industrial control network configurations and monitor existing systems for stable performance; analyze network loads, traffic, and utilization trends; troubleshoot problems and adjust settings as needed; administer user accounts and security.
  • Conduct manufacturing application training for LP personnel from all levels.
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with LP business units supported and corporate functional teams
  • Plan, install and troubleshoot computer and industrial control systems software and hardware, and monitor and maintain network system performance. 
  • Maintain the integrity of application database systems.
  • Participate in the development of technical standards and application interfaces.
  • Monitor system performance and data integrity.
  • Support and administration of Computerized Maintenance Management system including customer support and troubleshooting.
  • Conduct manufacturing application training for LP personnel from all levels.
  • Assist in project and work prioritization and scheduling.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Working knowledge of manufacturing operations
  • Working knowledge of Wonderware historian, historian client and other manufacturing software solutions.
  • Working knowledge of MS SQL, SSRS, database design, T-SQL, relational database structures, toolsets and system performance.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing technologies such as PLC, HMI and communications protocols
  • Working knowledge of PC and server hardware and software.
  • Working knowledge of software applications, programming languages, and system development methodologies.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Skill in managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to install and configure hardware and software.
  • Ability to learn and apply new technology.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all levels of LP staff as well as hardware & software vendors.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.




  • 3 to 5 years related experience
  • Or any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment


  • Office and mill environment with moderate to heavy travel required between facilities (up to 50%).
  • On call work 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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