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Sr Electrical Controls Engineer (Hybrid or Remote)

Job Req ID:  8356


Date:  Jul 28, 2022

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 manages a corporate E&C reliability program across multiple facilities and/or programs. Develops and supervises initiatives toimprove equipment and machine center OEE performance through industrial best practice, lessons learned, applied E&C technology, and process improvement. Using reliability metrics, develop and communicate a control system improvement plan for critical machine systems for improved uptime and operating quality.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

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
  • 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
  • Provide guidance, training and mentor the development of plant controls and electrical personnel to assist reliability improvement efforts
  • Evaluate plant Maintenance strategies for all electrical and control equipment and implement improvements to reduce failures
  • Assist plant personnel in developing condition and performance monitoring programs for critical equipment in order to reduce/eliminate unplanned failures
  • Using reliability metrics identify and prioritize control system improvement opportunities. Work with plant personnel to make necessary improvements to improve plant and machine center OEE
  • Perform reliability review of design and control system reviews on proposed new equipment installation
  • Lead and/or participate in efforts to analyze and identify root causes of failures for high priority/critical items
  • Develop and manage a resource plan that ensures adequate coverage of discipline strength as required to implement the communicated improvement initiatives across all businesses and regions
  • Develop and implement results oriented, value-added engineering solutions that achieve predetermined project goals and customer needs and/or requirements
  • Develop project documentation defining standards, specifications, plans, prints, schematics and/or other necessary documentation required to achieve defined project goals
  • 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, single or multi-loop controllers
  • Integrate statistical control components into system design including basic control charting, real time & historical trending, remote monitoring and data acquisition / control
  • Support project development and implementation work of corporate, regional, and plant E&C engineers, contribute to corporate standards and process control initiatives
  • Develop, install and debug control system programming including PC operating, PC networking, SQL, Access, Excel, PLC, HMI, Visual Basic, C, and/or specialty component software
  • Manage, lead and/or guide internal or external engineering resources to ensure adherence to reliability and project goals
  • Implement standard engineering and project management practices consistently throughout project / work assignments
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending trade shows or clinics; investigate new equipment applications with consulting engineers & equipment venders, and specific course work
  • 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
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required

What do I need to be successful?

  • Minimum of 10 years experience, 4-6 of which are directly related to the management of an electrical engineering efforts related to capital improvement work and 4 years related to process improvement work in a manufacturing environment
  • 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 industrial process systems, including discrete sequential logic material transfer, fluid pumping, and pneumatic transfer systems
  • Knowledge of Motor Control Centers, AC & DC drives, coordinated drives systems and position control systems
  • Knowledge of PC operating systems, networking equipment and communication protocols, devices and systems
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and/or Modicon PLC components / systems and the ability to apply them into a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and/or Wonderware HMI software and the ability to effectively apply them into a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of statistical control techniques and programs such as SPC, SQC and SCADA systems
  • Knowledge of federal, state and industry standards / specifications including NFPA, FM, IEEE, OSHA, UL and CSA


  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field (or equivalent)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable
  • BS equivalency: 6-8 years discipline experience
  • MS equivalency: 4-6 years engineering management experience


Work Environment

  • Remote
  • Hybrid work from home/office if local to Nashville, TN


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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