Process Control Technician

Job Locations US-GA-Austell
Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products, seeks a Process Control Technician to join our thriving Mill team in Austell, GA. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


- Oversees and manages all process controls and instrumentation systems and functions, ensuring cost effective support to maximize efficient mill operations. Is responsible for the installation, calibration and maintenance of automated industrial process control and instrumentation systems. 
- Manages all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures.
- Perform root-cause analysis and devise corrective action plans to solve problems. Examine process control and/or instrumentation objects, systems, or facilities; and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
- Requires experience in using, installing, and maintaining Distributive Control Systems, PLCs, and HMI’s (human machine interfaces) ; familiarity with ac/dc variable speed drives, starters, ac/dc controls, motor control centers, and transformers a plus.
- Oversees the mill hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic and instrumentation process functions. 
- Contributes to Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) safety and housekeeping initiatives.
- Participates with other key leaders to ensure effective mill wide safety and house keeping programs to include enforcement of appropriate rules and regulations.
- Competent at reading electrical wiring diagrams and piping layouts, instrumentation drawings, specifications and instructions concerning repair, installation and inspection work to be performed. Applies knowledge of electronic, pneumatic and piping systems, wiring specifications, local and national electrical codes, and properties of various materials. 
- Plans details of working procedures and determines logical approach to repair problems.
- Services electrical, instrumentation, pneumatic an electronic maintenance, making operating adjustments as required.
- Accepts responsibility for process control continued professional development by acquiring and maintaining competence through continuing education, experience and professional training. 
- Communicates effectively with E&I department to ensure a good understanding of mill goals and priority projects.
- Provides process control services for new installations or revision of existing equipment and systems. Arranges for outside process control support as needed.
- Oversees maintenance of process control and instrumentation files and/or logs to ensure that mill blueprints, instruction books, parts catalogs and other useful information are retained in an orderly and easily accessible manner.
- Identifies and analyzes potential problems, equipment failures and negative trends in equipment performance making appropriate recommendations and/or providing corrective actions as necessary.
- Maintains an adequate process control recordkeeping system.
- Provides mill process control services that result in maximum equipment performance reliability at minimum repair and supply cost.
- Ensures that an adequate inventory of critical spare parts and equipment is maintained to provide minimum disruption of mill operations.
- Be honest, fair and impartial; act with responsibility and integrity Adhere to high standards of ethical conduct.
- Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.


- Associates Degree in Industrial Electrical\Electronics or 3-5 years of experience as a Process Control Technician, with instrumentation background in f manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills to resolve process and equipment issues.
- Must be organized and able to proficiently multi-task.
- Knowledge and ability to work safe in a team environment.
- Possess clear oral and written communication skills
- Have exceptional judgment, ability, initiative, and aptitude in the carrying out of assignments with minimal direct supervision.
- Willingness to work weekends and call-in rotations periodically for 24 hour/7-days per week operations.
- Proficient in computer skills and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)


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