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Lead Engineer - Controls

Fabrication Shop - Shelton
Shelton, WA
Close Date:  Open
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Currently, we are seeking a Lead Controls Engineer. This is an opportunity to play a key role and be an important part of our Fabrication Shop in Shelton, WA.

About The Position
• Lead, direct, and coordinate tasks and responsibilities of controls team
• Assure safe workplace practices are followed and promote safety awareness through leading by example
• Plan, lead, and coordinate new equipment installations and optimization of machinery; and troubleshoot needed improvements on existing equipment
• Identify and take initiative to implement appropriate process improvements
• Effectively manage scheduling, materials, team, and priorities
• Design control systems used in high performance machines
• Program and tune multiple axis of motion control
• Program and debug PLC’s and HMI’s
• Provide effective training in maintenance and operation of equipment
• Efficiently manage multiple projects and processes within expected timelines
• Work in conjunction with mill personnel, managers, and fabrication team for effective task completion
• Some travel to other Sierra Pacific locations in Washington, Oregon, and California

• 3 years of experience as controls engineer or equivalent
• 1 years of experience in wood products manufacturing or related field
• Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team
• AutoCAD proficiency a plus
• Skillfully manage time and shifting priorities under demanding circumstances
• Capable of formulating creative solutions to complex problems
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and reasoning skills

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, there are 3 ways to apply:

Apply in person Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm at:
Sierra Pacific Industries
421 South Front St
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-8206

Send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Human Resources
421 South Front St
Shelton, WA 98584

or apply online and view all our jobs at:

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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