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Maintenance Electrician - Grand Prairie Box

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: Grand Prairie, TX, US, 75050

Company: International Paper

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


International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 52,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. Net sales for 2017 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit



International Paper offers a very competitive hourly wage rate ($30.59) in a very stable work environment, vacation and holidays paid.  Also, a very competitive benefits package that includes Medical and Dental Insurance as well as Health Care & Depended Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts. We also offer disability plans (Short Term and Long Term), Employee Assistance Programs and Life Insurance. Long Term benefits include Retirement/Pension Plan, Savings Plan or 401(K) and infinite possibilities of growth based on performance and results delivered.


Position: Maintenance Electrician


We currently have an opening for an experienced Maintenance Electrician for our Grand Prairie facility.  This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.

 We are looking for motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced production environment.   Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality and productivity. 



  • Know and follow all company safety policies.
  • Work independently with results driven mentality.
  • Plan & execute all work efficiently and on time.
  • Drive to improve methods, knowledge, tools, and techniques in all aspects of work.
  • Communicate and coordinate in verbal and written form with coworkers, management, vendors, and contractors as needed to complete work orders.
  • Utilize SAP for creating notifications, ordering parts, and closing work orders.
  • Respond to calls off shift to support maintenance emergencies.
  • Setup, troubleshoot, repair, replace, and operate common industrial electric components including the following:
    • Control relays, contactors, photo eyes, proximity sensors, limit switches, programmable logic controllers and the safety rated versions of all of these components.
    • Over loads, circuit breakers, fuses, transformers, GFCI outlets, 3-phase motors, and disconnect switches.
    • Variable frequency drives, servo drives, and DC drives
    • Reed switches, latching relays, timers, solenoids, encoders, potentiometers, industrial boiler electronics, proportional valve controllers, E+P transducers, and modular operator control switches (toggle, push button, joystick, etc.)
  • Use RSlogix 5-500-5000 to make minor programming edits/additions in ladder logic and add new i/o modules.
  • Use Drive Explorer/Executive to create traces, modify parameters, and monitor i/o.
  • Use information from data sheets, electrical block diagrams, and electrical schematics to assist with repairs and new installations.
  • Use Draftsight (or similar CAD program) to make modifications to electrical drawings.
  • Manage electrical documentation in physical (paper) and electronic forms; ensure schematics are up to date, easy to locate, and well-drawn.
  • Locate unknown part numbers for any/all parts using available documentation.
  • Create parts lists and order parts for all self-planned project & repair work.
  • Track the arrival of parts and kit them so they are readily available during next scheduled PM.
  • Perform all physical wiring of machines & facility
  • Perform limited repairs and wiring up to 1/0 AWG.
  • Draft panel over lays and custom labeling for control panels and other projects where assigned.
  • Loom, route, and manage wiring in a tidy and professional manner.
  • Bend & install rigid conduit from ½” to 1 ¼”
  • Fasten and secure conduit and boxes to metal and concrete.
  • Plan & execute wire pulls up to 200ft, coordinate & train helpers for complex pulls.
  • Fabricate basic mounts for photo eyes, proximity sensors, boxes, and other devices using break, shear, band saw, drill, taps, grinders, and MIG welder.
  • Read and understand hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic & hydraulic components:  cylinders, valves, pilot operated valves, booster valves, throttles, checks, & motors.
  • Service pneumatic operated friction brakes and clutches.
  • Roller chain repair; measuring & tensioning correctly for the application.
  • Roller bearing and sprocket replacement, using pullers, cutting keys, and dimpling for set screws
  • Stitching and replacing belts from 4 to 15 inches in width – correctly tensioned and tracked
  • Troubleshoot and repair of material handling roller conveyors.
  • Thread & fit pipe for water, steam, and air.
  • Makeup hydraulic lines up to 1 inch
  • Work at heights using ladders, man lift, and boom lift as needed to complete work orders.
  • Kneel, crouch, bend, and work with hands over shoulder height as needed to complete work orders.
  • Work in hot environment (warehouse is shaded and air circulates well but there is no air conditioning).
  • Lift up to 80lbs.
  • Stand or walk on uneven surfaces.
  • Follow the best practices of 5S as they apply to your work.


  • High School degree, or equivalent
  • Apprenticeship certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience in corrugated or manufacturing environment
  • Must be willing to work alternate shift, weekends and overtime as required



  • Electrical aptitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong circuit theory
  • Troubleshooting expertise

Those interested in job opportunities with our facility must apply online at > people > careers > search open positions.  Find facility Grand Prairie Box and use Maintenance to search for jobs.


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. 

Grand Prairie TX 75050 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth