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Maintenance Mechanic

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Industrial Electricians and Maintenance Mechanics Needed!

Are you an experienced electrician or maintenance mechanic with a passion for working in the manufacturing industry?  Do you enjoy investigating the root cause of an electrical or mechanical problem and finding the solution?  Would you like to work for a great company that gives back to its employees and values individuals who take initiative?

If so, you may want to learn more about job opportunities with KapStone Container (Cedar Rapids)!

Benefits of Working for Us:
• Base rate up to $27.04, minimum rate: $22.27
• Starting rate based on experience, knowledge and certifications
• Additional pay for working 2nd or 3rd shift
• Annual pay increases
• 11 paid holidays
• Earn up to 4 weeks of vacation
• Financial, Health and Wellness Programs available to eligible employees including
• 401(k), Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance and more!

Interested in joining the team? Here’s what you need to know before you apply:

Our Industrial Electricians and Maintenance Mechanics are responsible for keeping our machines, production lines and overall plant running and in good condition.

Preference will be given to applicants with relevant industry knowledge such as:
• Strong electrical or electrical electronics experience, including PLC’s
• Maintenance and repair experience on machinery used in the box industry such as corrugators, flexo and die cut machines, gluers and conveyors
• Associate’s degree or higher in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Electronics, Machining or a related field
• Demonstrated advanced training or certification in the electrical or mechanical industry such as a
•Journeyman electrician’s license or boiler’s license
• 2+ years of military service in a related capacity
• Powered industrial truck experience
• Leadership skills
• Lean manufacturing knowledge, especially 5S

Applicants need to possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered:
• A general understanding of safety practices in a manufacturing environment
• Basic knowledge of quality assurance principles
• Willingness to follow work rules and procedures especially in regards to safety, quality and attendance
• A commitment to alerting the management team when safety, quality or other production issues arise
• Strong understanding of preventative maintenance principles
• Demonstrated troubleshooting abilities
• Understanding of control circuits, hydraulics and pneumatics
• Ability to read and understand wiring schematics, machine manuals, mechanical drawings and blue prints
• Excellent reasoning and problem solving skills
• Strong computer skills such as the ability to navigate through program screens
• Willingness to take initiative, learn new skills and help team members
• General facilities maintenance experience

Applicants for this position must be:
• Willing to work any of our three shifts which generally run from approximately 6:48 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2:48 p.m. – 11 p.m. and 10:48 p.m. – 7 a.m.
• Willing to work mandatory overtime, 12 hour shifts and weekends, as needed
• Able to safely maneuver around our machines – some of which are in tight quarters

Candidates who meet the above listed qualifications will be required to take our general aptitude tests and must achieve the minimum required test scores to qualify for a formal interview.  Any offer of employment will be contingent on the successful completion of a Background Check, Drug Test, and Pre-employment Physical.

Kapstone Container Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disabled and Vets.

Application Instructions:

Candidates who meet the above listed qualifications will be required to take our general aptitude tests and must achieve the minimum required test scores to qualify for a formal interview. Any offer of employment will be contingent on the successful completion of a Background Check, Drug Test, and Pre-employment Physical. To apply, go to www.kapstonepaper.com; click on “HERE” to search for open positions and start your future with KapStone.

Posted 06/13/17

Job ID: 23145792