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Maintenance Technician - starting rate $23.56 - $35.43 + shift diff. & bonuses - Aurora (Fox Valley)


Position TitleMaintenance Technician


Pay Rate: Starting rate is $23.56/hr. to $35.43/hr., depending on skills & experience, plus shift differential ($.35 for 2nd shift; $.25 for 3rd shift)


Sign-on and Retention Bonuses:         

  • $500 after 30 days
  • $500 after 6 months
  • $500 after 1 year, and
  • An additional bonus at 2 years (calculated as $.20 for every hour worked in the previous 12 months)


Category/Shift: Hourly Full-Time, 2nd or 3rd Shift


Later in 2022, we anticipate moving to a 24/7 manufacturing operation offering seven (7) days off over a fourteen (14) day pay period, with full time pay and great benefits. You will enjoy a pre-determined schedule with no mandatory overtime, and every other weekend will be a three-day weekend. Voluntary overtime will be available for those who want it. New employees will be on one of our night shift teams, working from 6pm - 6am (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off).


Candidates must be willing to work 3 weekend days/month and overtime as required until our 24/7 schedule goes into effect.


For more information about working for IP, please click the link below to watch a short video:


Physical Location: Fox Valley Container Plant

                                    2540 Prospect Court

                                    Aurora, IL 60502



The Job You Will Perform:

  • Safely provide maintenance support to our fast-paced Fox Valley Container plant that is equipped with technology ranging from simple to state of the art for the corrugated industry.
  • Utilize both excellent mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication) and electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in our continuous process manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics.
  • Work positively with maintenance and operations teams to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Will be engaged in preventative maintenance processes in assigned areas.

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • At least one year of successful mechanical and electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • On-the-job success in safety, attendance and quality of work expected.
  • Maintenance experience in corrugated a plus. Strong knowledgeable of lubrication, hydraulics, welding, pneumatics, electrical and electronics technologies.
  • Excellent teamwork, cooperation and problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to fully cross train in other technical areas to enhance capabilities.
  • Willing and able to work second and third shifts, call-ins, holidays, and overtime as there is a constant demand for overtime in our maintenance department.
  • Able to work with computer system for maintenance processes, stores and work orders.
  • Provide own tools initially (tools worn out on the job will be replaced).

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • 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. 


Aurora, IL, US, 60502-9419

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 20, 2022

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