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Maintenance Mechanic


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

International Paper Company, a leader in the industrial packaging industry, is seeking applicants for a full-time Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic in at the Kraft Bag manufactring facility in Beaverton, Oregon.


Key Functions: Work in a safe manner, responsible for effectively troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, adjusting, replacing, and installing plant mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other components for all equipment in a manufacturing environment. Perform fabrication of equipment and parts through welding and machining. Read prints and manuals. Lubricates and cleans parts. Attends meetings, participates in individual and team initiatives, and possess excellent verbal communication skills. Completes personal training and supports others training as required. Uses computer based programs to track work, time, and inventories. This individual must be a self-motivated team player. Willing to work overtime and flexible hours to include alternative shifts as needed.


Must be skilled at:

  • Welding
  • Arc (Mig & Stick)
  • Gas Cutting
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Oil Viscosity’s
  • Difference and usage of greases
  • Application and proper amount of lubricant
  • Inspection for worn, broken, out-of-line and missing parts
  • Read and understand machine manuals, and troubleshooting manuals
  • Parts identification
  • Operating shop machines/tools
  • Grinders
  • Drill Press
  • Precision tools: micrometers, calipers, feeler gauges, dial indicators, etc.

Able to replace, repair, and adjust to manufacturer specifications:

  • Bearings, seals
  • v-belts, chains
  • Air valves, hydraulic valves
  • Pumps, couplings
  • Process rolls (Corrugating, pressure, glue, etc.)
  • All machinery parts
  • Troubleshoot and repair mobile equipment

Specific Duties:

  • Perform all jobs safely and properly.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Complete work-orders in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain shop and work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Able to work extended and odd hours during machine breakdowns.
  • Operate and maintain a high pressure boiler, 200 PSI, and 150 HP.
  • Maintain and repair mechanical fixed equipment as well as mobile equipment (forklifts).
  • Fabricate, repair, and install equipment.
  • Maintain and repair building.
  • Communicate with supervisor and production team on maintenance issues.
  • Be able and willing to accept responsibility for maintaining the plant on a shift working independently, and without other help.
  • Able to manage paper work for work orders, PM’s, and stores inventories as required.
  • Other duties as specified by supervisor.


  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a mechanic required.
  • Experience operating shop related machines and tools required.
  • Experience working with welding, hydraulics, and pneumatics preferred.
  • Working on medium to heavy manufacturing machinery preferred.
  • Millwright certification preferred.
  • LME license is preferred.

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. 


Beaverton, OR, US, 97005

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Aug 10, 2022

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