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Class AA Mechanic/Elect - $1,000 Sign-on bonus


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.


Job description: 

International Paper Company has an immediate opening for a Class A or AA Mechanic/Electrician at the Houston Container in Houston, MS. It is preferred that the individual have professional experience as a journeyman level electrical technician.

This job pays $23.00-26.14 depending on experience and skills. A $1,000 sign on bonus is available.


  • Perform maintenance duties to troubleshoot and repair defective equipment in a timely manner
  • Perform predictive and preventative maintenance duties and generate work notifications to address any issues detected
  • Complete work order cycle within SAP: create orders, perform work, confirm time, and enter equipment history
  • Work closely with all team members to ensure each task is completed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Assist other team members in the plant to minimize downtime and maintain quality
  • Comply with all company policies as well as local, state, and federal laws/regulations


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two  years industrial maintenance experience
  • Two year vocational training in electrical technology is preferred
  • An operational knowledge of automated industrial machinery which includes; motors, servos, pumps, drives, relays, 3 phase power, communication devices, industrial / electronic controls and power transmission systems.
  • A good understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Able to install and set up both A/C and D/C drives
  • PLC trouble shooting and problem solving ability with practical, mechanical & electrical aptitude.
  • Must be able to read and interpret both electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Working Knowledge of Encoders and various types of sensors.
  • Working Knowledge of power transmission equipment, bearings, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Basic welding skills
  • Familiar with pumps, both air and electric
  • Able to install and trouble shoot basic 3 phase motor control circuits
  • Some knowledge of the various types of sensors and limit switches
  • Proven safety record and working knowledge of industrial safety procedures
  • Must be willing to work 10-12 hour shifts, weekends, and overtime as required
  • Applicant must be self-motivated, and capable of working with little or no supervision
  • Must be capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety glasses, safety toe shoes, and flame resistant clothing
  • Effective oral and written skills are necessary
  • Ability to be part of a multi-functional / multi-skilled maintenance organization with a willingness to flow to work as required by plant production priorities
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) primarily SAP
  • Preferred experience with Programmable Logic Controllers, Servo, and Frequency Drives
  • Applicant must successfully complete pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.


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. 

Houston MS 38851 


HOUSTON, MS, US, 38851

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Oct 1, 2021

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