Senior Staff Electrical Engineer (remote)

Lake Forest, IL

Req #9132
Posted: 01/17/24
Salary: $125,000.00-$180,000.00 per year

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

The Senior Staff Engineer will travel to various PCA locations to support capital projects across the organization including plants and mills.


General Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Project Management Experience working with multi-functional teams and contractors  
  • 10+ years as Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, or Field Tech Support
    • Paper Mill or Box Plant Experience a plus
    • Converting Machine Controls Experience

Required Experience:

  • Variable Frequency Drives: Siemens, Rockwell PowerFlex Drives; DC drives; Servo drives
  • Process Controls: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, PLC5 families; Siemens PLC
  • PLC Controls Design – Hardware and Software
  • Operator Interface: Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, PanelView
  • Project Management
  • New Installations and Rebuild Projects Supporting PLC and Drive Installations
  • PLC’s- Troubleshooting, Maintenance Start-Up
  • AC/DC Motors and Drives- Troubleshooting, Maintenance Start-up
  • Servos and Servo Motors- Troubleshooting, Maintenance Start-up
  • Excellent Communications Skills
  • NPFA-70E
  • Travel 70-80%
  • Reasonable access to reliable air transportation

All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.