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J1 Electrical Maintenance Technician


Pay Rate:




Hourly Full-Time - Our maintenance technicians generally work a four day 10-hour schedule…Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m with every fourth Friday scheduled as an 8-hour day (7:00am-3:30pm).


Physical Location:

International Paper

Columbus Cellulose Fibers

4335 Carson Road

Columbus, MS  39701



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-Term Disability, 401(k) and/or Pension (where applicable), Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets.


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training, promotional opportunities.


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, 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 promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

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 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


The Job You Will Perform:

This is a J1 level E&I Technician position responsible for completing scheduled and routine maintenance work along with performing many other duties, both as part of a team and independently.  Duties include, but are not restricted to, electrical circuit troubleshooting and repair, conduit and wire installation, lighting repair, PLC troubleshooting and repair, drive troubleshooting and repair, as well as instrumentation / control valve calibration, troubleshooting and repair.


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Personally exhibit safety as a core value and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety
  • Represent both company policy and direction
  • Develop knowledge of department and mill operations processes, equipment and systems
  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change
  • Work effectively alone or within a team
  • Utilize strong organization skills to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or with teams
  • Make timely and effective decisions


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least age 18
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent work experience required
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • Three (3) or more years verifiable experience as a J1 Electrical technician
  • Previous multi-skilled maintenance experience
  • Must possess high standards in the areas of safety, quality, ethics, craftsmanship, customer focus, and leadership skills.
  • Skilled in maintenance and troubleshooting of Electrical related equipment and process problems
  • Knowledge of key operating areas, PLCs AC & DC drives, analog and digital field instrumentation, and DCS equipment..

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two year Associate Degree in any of the IP Core Maintenance skills or related disciplines (Instrumentation or Electrical).
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong math/physics understanding
  • Prior experience as a multi-skilled Electrical/Instrumentation Technician



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 or (877) 973-3919.


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Columbus, MS, US, 39703

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 19, 2024

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