Hourly Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

International Paper Company

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


Pay Rate: 

  • $35.99/hr to start.
  • Skill based progression up to $46.59

Start Date: July 1st, 2024


  • Hourly Full-Time (Week Days, Four 10hr shifts, may be required to cover rotating shifts (DuPont Schedule) and weekends as needed)

Physical Location: Cedar River Mill: 4600 C St SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


The Job You Will Perform:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Maintains and develops team relationships.
  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment
  • Working environment is 24/7 – ability to be on-call as needed and/or required.
  • Lifting:  Up to 50 pounds
  • 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 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.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to function in a team environment.
  • Proven record of safe work practices.
  • 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. Or One (1) year vocational / technical education in the Instrumentation Electrical Disciplines: Instrumentation or Electrical.


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper wants you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, and experiences to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.  IP has many Employee Network Circles including IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and African American ENC.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging and pulp.  We improve people’s lives, the plant and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact reasonable.accommodations@ipaper.com or (877) 973-3919.
Cedar Rapids  IA  52404

Job ID: 97931

Posted 19 days ago

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