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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Northlake, IL, US, 60164

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.

Maintenance Technician ($22.17-$42.13/HR)

Maintenance Technician Position- Starting Pay Range $22.17- $42.13 per hour depending on experience.

We currently have openings on 1st, and 3rd shift for Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Electricians.

  • 1st Shift – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm only Electrician
  • 3rd Shift – 11:00 pm to 7:00 am

We are looking for candidates who are flexible in working alternative shifts, weekends, and overtime as required. Shift can be 8, 10, 12 hours shifts.

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.

This position is responsible for safely providing maintenance support to our fast-pace Northlake Container plant that is equipped with technology ranging from simple to state of the art for the corrugated industry. Utilize both excellent mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication) and electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in our continuous process manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics. Work positively with maintenance and operations teams to troubleshoot and solve problems. Will be engaged in preventative maintenance processes in assigned areas.  


  • At least one year of successful mechanical and electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • On-the-job success in safety, attendance and quality of work expected.
  • Maintenance experience in corrugated a plus.
  • Strong knowledgeable of lubrication, hydraulics, welding, pneumatics, electrical and electronics technologies.
  • Excellent teamwork, cooperation and problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to fully cross train in other technical areas to enhance capabilities.
  • Willing and able to work second and third shifts, call-ins, holidays, and overtime as there is a constant demand for overtime in our maintenance department.
  • Able to work with computer system for maintenance processes, stores and work orders.
  • Provide own tools initially (tools worn out on the job will be replaced).

Minimum qualifications for consideration are:

  • 2 years of work experience in a Maintenance Manufacturing environment with at least one year with the same employer. 
  • Highly-qualified candidates would possess manufacturing experience in the corrugated industry.

The hiring process for successful candidates will include a pre-employment aptitude and Maintenance test, as well as a team interview.

Company Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Life and Disability
  • 401 (K) (with company matching contributions)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Education Reimbursement (after 1 year of employment, annual maximum of $ 5,250)
  • Other voluntary insurance (pet insurance, legal aid, home and car home insurance)


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: Chicago