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Experienced E&I Maintenance Technician - CMF


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!

This position supports International Paper’s Columbus Modified Fiber Plant (CMF), located in Columbus, Mississippi in Industrial Park (south of the Golden Triangle Airport).  CMF is a vital part of International Paper’s Global Cellulose Fibers Business.  We are a converting operation that produces specialty fibers used in the production of diapers and other absorbent personal care products.


We are seeking safe, reliable, motivated, and dedicated team members to join our family.  We offer excellent wages and provide an excellent total compensation package including a health plan, 401(k), incentive plan, paid holidays, vacation, disability, and life insurance.


CMF now has exceptional opportunities for an experienced E&I Maintenance Technician.  Successful candidates should have the desire and ability to work as a multi-skilled technician in a continuous-process industry, in an advanced team-based work system.  We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where individuals can flourish, where diversity is encouraged, and where community is supported.


Key Functions:

We're looking for a strong, in-depth electrical and instrumentation maintenance knowledge and practical application experience in areas such as:

  • General electrical systems and controls (motor starters, lighting circuits, power distribution equipment, industrial controls)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (especially Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and PLC5)
  • Variable speed AC & DC drives, and motors
  • Process instrumentation and controls (transmitters, control valves, control loops, & DCS)
  • Process variable monitoring and control (temperature pressure, flow, pH, etc.)
  • Analytical process troubleshooting including electrical print reading and using troubleshooting manuals
  • Rigging and setting of heavy equipment and machinery
  • Installation and repair of hydraulic systems and components
  • Setting and alignment of large electrical motors
  • Troubleshooting skills including use of drawings, diagrams, and manuals
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance on critical equipment

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least age 18
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Formal technical/trade school training (or equivalent experience) in electrical/instrumentation maintenance
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of electrical/instrumentation experience in a continuous process industry
  • Able to work safely in an industrial environment
  • Able to work around hazardous chemicals with appropriate personal protective equipment and training
  • Able to work flexible hours including weekends and shifts as business needs require
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Measurable mechanical aptitude
  • Motivated to develop career skills
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check

Physical, Dexterity, and Strength Requirements:  (with or without reasonable accommodation)

  • Able to lift/handle 50 pounds occasionally and 2 – 20 pounds regularly
  • Able to climb steps and ladders, enter small vessels, work from heights, turn large valves, stand or walk for 2 – 3 hours at a time for 10 – 12 hours, work in extreme temperatures (hot/cold) in a noisy environment while wearing all required personal protective equipment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preference will be given to individuals with six (6) or more years of advanced electrical/instrumentation experience in a continuous process industry
  • Prefer industrial experience with maintenance and troubleshooting of medium voltage motor protectors, plant lighting systems, MCCs, GE unit substations, GE PowerVac Switchgear, and main power transformers
  • Prefer industrial experience with troubleshooting material handling systems, loop tuning, pH controls, stack emissions monitoring, and moisture and humidity controls
  • Prefer experience in the pulp and paper industry
  • Advanced education preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills a plus
  • Demonstrated success in an advanced work system
  • Demonstrated computer functionality
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Software

There are no relocation benefits associated with this position.


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. 


Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Oct 25, 2021

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