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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Hazleton, PA, US, 18202

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.

We have an opening in our Hazleton, PA plant.  This position is full-time.  The hiring process for successful candidates will include a pre-employment aptitude test, team interview, pre-employment screening consisting of background check, drug screen/ physical.  Hourly wage starts at $25.20 plus shift differentials and overtime.  Wage rates may vary depending on qualifications, experience, licenses, etc. We also offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, pension as well as a 401(k) plan.  Candidates must be willing to work alternative shifts, weekends and overtime as required. 



Provide mechanical maintenance services necessary to maintain equipment reliability in a key operating area of the facility.  In their role, mechanics:

•      Must work safely in an industrial environment

•      Provide problem-solving and coaching to the operating area on a daily basis

•      Demonstrate skills in precision mechanical maintenance, welding, pipefitting, rotating equipment (i.e., pumps and gearboxes), hydraulics and pneumatics

•      Work in a multi-disciplined team environment

•      Troubleshoot equipment problems

•      Work occasional shift work or call-ins

•      Responsible for diagnosing, repairing, modifying, replacing, and installing plant mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems for all plant equipment

•      Perform work necessary to maintain a variety of control systems and electrical equipment used in manufacturing

•      Be able to read and understand mechanical//electrical prints pneumatic diagrams, and hydraulic diagrams



Electrical Theory and Basics:

Circuit Protection and Switchgear, DC and AC Motors, Switches and Control Devices, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Basic tool knowledge, etc.

Employee will need computer skills to acquire notifications, work orders, requisition parts for work orders, and enter their time against these work orders.

Specific responsibilities include maintaining production equipment to optimize runnability through preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of machines.  Candidates for consideration should have troubleshooting skills in industrial, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical failures and the aptitude to correct those failures.  Accurately completing administrative documents and following directions are important work traits.   Candidates must demonstrate technical experience, reliability and the ability to work independently.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre