PLC and Controls Supervisor

PLC and Controls Supervisor, Longview, Washington

When you join our team as a PLC and Controls Supervisor, you will be responsible for providing technical
expertise in machine automation and electrical systems. Responsible for driving continuous
improvement in electrical systems and process controls to enhance mill
operating efficiency. This role will support
consistency and compatibility in the process control program through
implementing standards along with training and support of mill technicians and electricians.
This position will provide technical support to both our Molalla, OR and
Longview, WA locations.
This position can be based out of either location, but travel between the two will be required.

What You’ll Do

  • Plan and coordinate day to day
    tasks and improvement projects throughout the plant site with relation to
    PLC and controls.
  • Hands on involvement with machinery
    troubleshooting when required.
  • Assist the Maintenance Planner in assigning
    work tasks and set priorities for staff ensuring safety, quality and
  • Provide process control and
    automation programming and troubleshooting expertise.
  • Work in conjunction with
    maintenance and operations staff to maximize machine center performance
    and improvement.
  • Design and implement/manage the
    update of control systems from old technology to new technology (such as
    Allen-Bradley PLC-5 systems to ControlLogix).
  • Upgrade and fine tune control
    systems to improve equipment performance.
  • Assist in developing data
    acquisition and reporting.
  • Develop controls crew through
    mentoring and training.
  • Provide leadership and support for
    Capital Projects.
  • Maintain controls shop supplies and
    spare parts inventory.

What You Offer

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a controls technician.
  • Experience utilizing a CMMS for electrical work order and parts inventory management.
  • PLC and HMI programming experience.
  • Proven track record of electrical equipment troubleshooting, repair and installation.
  • Experience in developing mill standards and implementing best practices in an electrical department.
  • Post-secondary education is preferred.
  • Ability to follow and promote site safety policy and procedures
  • Strong organizational and leadership Skills
  • Superior troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment
  • Identify improvement areas and develop plans to implement solutions
  • Comprehensive understanding of electrical distribution (MCC’s, Transformers)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PLC’s including advanced programming
  • Comprehensive knowledge of variable frequency drives, AC/DC motors and their controls
  • Working Knowledge of Ethernet and other industrial networks
  • Configure, troubleshoot and tune motion control systems [Delta RMC 100/150/200’s / Rockwell M02AE / HYD & Servo’s]
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation
  • Understanding of wireless technology implementation
  • Detail and results oriented with strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills – including Microsoft Office

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

What We Offer

Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. We offer a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions. You’ll also get a competitive benefits package including:

  • Group Benefit Programs (Employee Medical, Dental, Vision Plans)

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance

  • HSA Medical Plan with Employer Match

  • Supplemental Insurance (Accident, Hospital & Critical Illness)

  • 401(k) Matching Plan

  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)

  • Paid Vacation

  • Employee Assistance Program

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.