Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

International Paper Company

The Maintenance E & I Tech 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, ladder logic troubleshooting with an Allen Bradley PLC, ABB and Allen Bradley drive troubleshooting and repair, Rosemount instrumentation and Fisher control valve calibration, troubleshooting and repair.  Starting rate of pay is $32.39 with increases based on skills acquired.


Tentative Start Date: June 1, 2021



  • 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 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.




  • 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:  Instrumental or Electrical.


  • One (1) year vocational / technical education in the Instrumentation Electrical Disciplines: Instrumentation or Electrical.


  • Associate degree in Instrumentation or Electrician.
  • 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.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled​

Job Benefits:


IP offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, short and long term disability, employee and company matching contribution savings plan, along with a retirement savings account and a retiree medical savings program. 

COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Application Instructions:


All applications must be submitted at www.IPWorksForMe.com.  Applications will not be accepted on site.  Applicants should following the application process by following the link below, and using these steps:

Visit www.IPWorksForMe.com

Click “Careers”

Click “Search Open Positions”

Select “Cedar River Mill” in Facility

Select the job you are interested in

Click “Apply”

On the International Paper application, in the field for Profile Visibility, please make sure to select “Any company recruiter worldwide”.

Invitations to participate in the assessment/selection process will be sent via email. Applicants must monitor email for test invitations.  

Job ID: 73819

Posted 23 days ago

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