Optimization Instrumentation Electrical Maintenance Team Member

International Paper Company

Cedar Rapids, IA Manufacturing & Industrial / Cleaning & Maintenance


The Maintenance Team Member in Optimization will support the manufacturing teams by providing quality maintenance duties to maximize paper machine availability and minimize off-quality product.  These duties include but are not restricted to, electrical circuit troubleshooting and repair, drive troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation and control valve calibration, troubleshooting and repair.   The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of International Paper and the Cedar River Mill.

Starting wage of $30.83 with a future wage up to a rate of $39.91.


The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team member may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company.

  • Performs maintenance duties to troubleshoot and repair defective equipment in a timely manner.
  • Responds to assigned work orders and inputs to the Computerized Maintenance Management System the work performed on the equipment specified in the work order.
  • Performs predictive and preventative maintenance duties and generates work requests in SAP to repair defective equipment.
  • Communicates closely with the team leader and other team members on the status of work progress.
  • Assists in the education of other team members to produce a multi-functional maintenance department.
  • Assists the manufacturing teams as necessary in their tasks such as felt changes and process troubleshooting.
  • Works closely with all team members to ensure that work is done in a safe manner.
  • Works as part of a team which is responsible for the condition of all process and non-process equipment.
  • Works with process and project engineers to install new equipment and modify existing equipment.
  • Works as part of a Process Ownership System.
  • Coaches safety in others and leads by example.
  • Understands and meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Develops, maintains, and uses reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.
  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Maintains and develops team relationships.
  • Develops and stays current in cross-functional maintenance skills.
  • Fullfill area specific 5S expectations(5 Minute 5S Checklists Replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S Audits,etc)



  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment
  • Noise levels in excess of 90 dB
  • Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally
  • Working environment is 24/7 – ability to be on-call as needed and/or required.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 80% of shift time.
  • Walking:   Within immediate area and up and down several floors.
  • Lifting:   Up to 50 pounds; i.e., propane tank and contents = 50 pounds, or working shutdowns.
  • Carrying:   Periodically tools, repair materials and equipment to multiple levels.
  • Push/Pull:   Assist in pushing 7,000 pound rolls; assist in pulling 6,000-7,000 pound machine clothing, maintenance tool boxes and tools as needed for tasks.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders and into tanks ,into and onto tanks and other vessels
  • Upper body mobility in order to drive roll grab/bale grab, skid loader.
  • Some assignments require kneeling, crouching, bending, and twisting while installing, troubleshooting and repairing equipment.




  • Minimum of three years industrial maintenance experience in any one of the following maintenance skill areas:  Instrumentation or Electrical.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to function in a team environment.
  • Proven record of safe work practices.
  • Auditory perception to respond to safety and operational sounds.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions in English.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be part of a multi-functional/multi-skill maintenance organization with a willingness to flow to work as required by changing mill conditions and priorities.
  • Minimum of three years industrial maintenance experience in any one of the following maintenance skill areas:  Instrumentation or Electrical.


  • Associate degree in Instrumentation or Electrician.



  • 5 years or more experience in paper mill maintenance.
  • Strong math/physics understanding.
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment.
  • Instrumentation background on the Instrumentation Electrical side.
  • Experience working in High Performance Work Systems.
  • Experience working in a team-based, customer and quality-focused environment.
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as SAP.

Job ID: 68899

Posted 28 days ago

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