Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: June 8, 2020

Organization: Norbord

Location: Laurens

City: Clinton

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: What we offer! A dynamic culture with an emphasis we are Stronger Together Competitive compensation based on experience Career development Market leading health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K etc. And a whole lot more!


The ideal candidate will have:

  • An Associate’s degree, equivalent, or greater in Mechatronics, Industrial Electrical, Engineering Technology OR equivalent prior experience as a Technician with good programming/technical skills and prior OSB experience
  • Highly collaborative, technology savvy (proficiency in use of collaboration tools), and willing to learn
  • Experience with VMware ESX, virtualization and other computer science fundamentals is preferred
  • Proficient in programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (preferably Rockwell ControlLogix)
  • Ability to visualize physical processes to remotely assist field personnel in set up and troubleshooting
  • Experience with VB, SQL, Python or Json programming is favorable
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn the OSB manufacturing process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to interpret and disseminate technical info to a wide range of skill sets and support roles
  • Ability to work in shifts and variable schedules to support a 24/7 manufacturing schedule
  • Available for travel to various locations as needed
  • Ability to work well as a team and independently
Job Description:

As a Remote Operations Technician, you will play a key role in the expansion of the automation and predictive controls capabilities (AI) of our OSB manufacturing network by providing remote technical support for our daily operations. Initial duties will focus on the implementation of these systems in our mill outside Clinton, South Carolina, which will also provide hands on opportunity to learn our manufacturing processes. Further responsibilities will include:

  • Remote monitoring the status of critical devices including electrical and mechanical components, circuitry, controls, robotics and other manufacturing machinery and assist in service, repair, and calibration of these devices for multiple OSB mills
  • Analyzing and identifying causes of system issues and assist in breakdown recovery
  • Assisting in set-up of new and replacement equipment
  • Providing programming support for day-to-day process changes
  • Troubleshooting as needed in coordination with onsite technicians
  • Answering and logging system issues or requests for assistance from automated system monitors or mill manufacturing staff
  • Assisting in upgrading facilities to conform to enhanced automation and digitization standards including providing onsite support of infrastructure installation and commissioning
  • Implementing and maintaining Norbord Analytics System (NAS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Model Predictive Control (MPC) across all facilities

A Remote Operations Technician will also support Norbord’s continuous improvement and project management objectives by:

  • Developing PLC programs and HMIs in accordance to Norbord standards and capital expense guidelines
  • Providing data and support of mill level project analysis and execution
  • Configuring tags and templates for process data collection, trending and reporting
  • Auditing changes in the mill automation environment
  • Keeping firmware and software revisions up-to-date
Application Process:
Apply on company website.
Employer Address:

564 Woodyard Rd
Kinards, SC 29355
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.