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Journeyman I (Instrumentation)


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The Pine Hill Mill is currently seeking Instrumentation Journeymen who are dependable with excellent problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. The hourly rate of pay for this position is $37.41.


Position Title

Journeyman I-Instrumentation


Pay Rate:




Hourly Full-Time


Physical Location:

7600 Hwy 10 West

Pine Hill, AL




The Job You Will Perform:


This is a journeyman-level instrumentation technician responsible to complete scheduled maintenance, preventive maintenance and break-in work along with performing many other duties both as part of a team and independently. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, troubleshooting equipment through the DCS systems, single loop controls, data acquisition and camera systems. Install, calibrate, maintain electronic and pneumatic field instruments for flow, level, temperature, vibration, hydraulic and analytical systems. Repair, calibration of final control elements such as control valves, pneumatic and electronic positioners. Knowledge of various test equipment for calibration, preventive maintenance and the ability to read loop sheets, P&IDs and electrical schematics. This position includes a progressive comprehensive electrical training program to develop into an IE Technician.


  • Troubleshoot, configure, maintain PLC systems
  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain single loop controls for various field systems
  • Instillation, calibration, troubleshooting various manufactures of analog and SMART instruments and analytical equipment
  • Shop and field repair of final control elements such as pneumatic valves, electric valves, solenoid operated valves, calibration of pneumatic and SMART valve positioners
  • Routine and regulatory calibration of field instruments for boilers and environmental systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Read and redline loop sheets, P&IDs
  • Read and interpret wiring diagrams & electrical schematics
  • Communicate with operators while troubleshooting loops
  • Communicate & coordinate with vendors during equipment installation, maintenance, or repairs to assure compliance to all company requirements
  • Perform repairs and preventive maintenance on routine and extended annual outages
  • Understand and follow NFPA70E regulations involving Arc Flash and Shock hazards
  • Maintain shops, DCS work areas and field work areas in a 5S standard
  • Assist electrical Journeyman as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


The Skills You Will Bring:

Desired Skills:

Successful candidate should have the ability to:

  • 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
  • Work effectively alone or within a team
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or with teams
  • Make timely and effective decisions
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills

Required Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • A degree or certification in Instrumentation Studies; or at least 3 years of work experience in Instrumentation systems.
  • Able to function in a team environment
  • Willing and capable of working shifts


Plus – must be willing to meet the following requirements:

  • Undergo a drug screen for illicit use of drugs as a condition of employment
  • Submit to periodic drug screens as a condition of employment
  • Work any shift and/or a rotating shift schedule
  • Work overtime on a regular basis and with last minute notification
  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis
  • Respond to emergencies during off hours and weekends
  • Wear required safety equipment/PPE
  • Continue to develop skills to become a IE Technician
  • Operate or work in industrial conditions (i.e. warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, and heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces with proper safety training and safety protection)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Industrial Technology or other related instrumentation/electronics field
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong math/physics understanding



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

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.
Pine Hill  AL  36769

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Pine Hill, AL, US, 36769

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 17, 2024

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