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Process Control Coordinator – Grande Prairie, AB

Jan 3, 2019

Excellent people make excellent business

Norbord is the leading global Oriented Strand Board (OSB) manufacturer – with 17 production facilities located in Canada, USA and Europe.  Our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the forefront of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following position:


Reporting to the Site General Manager, the Process Control Coordinator will be responsible for designing electrical, instrumentation and control systems in support of plant operations and maintenance activities.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Configuring and developing industrial computer network systems for HMI and PLC systems.
  • Optimizing the facilities’ process control systems as well as improving reliability of the process systems.
  • Supervising and performing HMI, VFD and PLC programming.
  • Performing field startup tasks.
  • Coordinating instrumentation calibration and maintenance support.
  • Supporting the operations and maintenance groups during normal and abnormal plant operation.
  • Updating CAD drawings for process and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Maintaining of equipment and/or process related software.
  • Participating in an on-call system designed to provide resources to production team during off hours.

Our ideal candidate will have a diploma/degree in Instrumentation Technology or Electrical Engineering with Professional Engineering status coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ experience with process control and instrumentation.  Experience working with a wide variety of field devices, Allen Bradley PLC5, CLX ladder logic, function block programming and some motion control. Exposure to VFDs and instrumentation such as control valves, process analyzers, flow, pressure and temperature transmitters as well as PID and tuning controls are areas considered in the selection process.  Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills, oral and written communication skills are necessary.

About Grande Prairie:

  • With a population of over 69 000, Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities
  • Located less than 5 hours north of Edmonton in the “Peace Country Region”; Grande Prairie is the “hub” for northern Alberta & north eastern BC; with infrastructure to support a population base of over 300 000
  • State of the art recreational facilities, variety of outdoor activities, museums, incredible library and vast assortment of most major retailers – Grande Prairie has everything you need….and more

Please submit your letter of application and resume, in confidence to:

Chris Wiseman – Human Resources Manager


Fax:  780 831 2519

 We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.