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Electrical Technician


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting



TITLE:                    Electrical Technician


DEPARTMENT:    Maintenance


REPORTS TO:     Maintenance Manager


LOCATION:         Conway, AR



International Paper’s vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where our employees live and work.


Summary: The pay ranges from $28.31/hr - $34.85/hr and based on experience.  Sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 after 6 months continuous employment.  The Electrical Technician position is responsible in performing electrical and mechanical maintenance tasks in a multi-craft role to maintain production equipment in optimum operation conditions. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all plant safety rules and work in a safe manner.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve electrical and mechanical issues in a safe and efficient manner within a continuous process industrial environment.
  • Install, test, inspect, repair, and maintain electrical systems and components.
  • Read and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics, diagrams, and manuals.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Utilize electrical test equipment and meters, PCs with associated software/hardware, and other diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and repair electrical/electronic systems and components.
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, shop tooling equipment, measurement devices, and other equipment to safely perform electrical and mechanical tasks.
  • Safely operate powered industrial trucks, aerial lifts, and company vehicles.
  • Evaluate and assist facility with electrical safety compliance per company policy and NEC, including NFPA 70E workplace practices.
  • Complete work order process within CMMS system (SAP) and other paperwork relevant to the job.
  • Accomplish tasks with little or no guidance.
  • Work with maintenance and production teams to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Coordinate with contractors and vendors as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications


    • Technical training or apprenticeship, preferably a two (2) year technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field.



    • Three (3) or more years of experience in industrial electrical maintenance, preferably in a corrugating or converting facility, or similar manufacturing environment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Must have strong electrical and mechanical troubleshooting experience and proven ability of equipment repair.
    • Thorough knowledge of industrial electrical systems and controls
    • Thorough knowledge of PLCs, AC / DC drives, AC / DC motors, contactors, relays, sensors, switches, networking and safety components, photoelectric devices, position feedback devices, and other related components.
    • Able to read and interpret electrical and mechanical technical documentation.
    • Working knowledge of PC hardware/software systems (Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, SICK, and various OEM products).
    • Working knowledge of power transmission systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics.
    • Must provide own tools; specialty tools will be supplied.
    • Able to work any shift, overtime, weekends, and be on call as needed.
    • Able to perform all tasks safely in accordance with company rules.
    • Able to effectively communicate with coworkers, site management, customers, contractors, and the general public.


  • Candidate must have technical skills in all disciplines of industrial maintenance
  • Candidate must pass mechanical qualifications test, structured panel interview, criminal background check and physical/drug screen testing
  • Experience in industrial manufacturing preferred
  • Experience in corrugated industry is a plus
  • Must pass a boiler licensing exam after 6 months of employment


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.
Conway  AR  72032


CONWAY, AR, US, 72032

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 18, 2022

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