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Maint Mechanical Associate


Posting Expires: April 30, 2024


Position Title

Maintenance Mechanical Associate


Pay Rate:

$28.02/hr. up to $34.41/hr. ($.55 to $1.36/hr. shift allowance)

Multiple factors, including individual experience, skills, and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.


Sign on Bonus:       

New hires are eligible for up to $5,000 in relocation assistance for those that relocate more than 75 miles from the Port Wentworth Mill.



Hourly Full-Time


Physical Location:

International Paper – Port Wentworth Mill

1 Bonnybridge Rd

Port Wentworth, GA 31407


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Assist journeyman-level mechanics in routine maintenance work as well as performing many duties independently
  • Replacing valves and gaskets
  • Basic welding
  • Repacking pumps and valves
  • Forklift operations
  • Screwed pipe and tubing installations
  • Cylinder repair
  • Pump repair and replacement
  • Repair of rotating assemblies
  • Roll repair and replacements
  • Motor replacements
  • Repair of mechanical drive systems

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Must be currently 18 years of age or older
  • Eligible for employment in the U.S.
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to function in a team environment.
  • AND one of the following
  • One (1) year experience in any of the following Maintenance Skill Areas: MILLWRIGHT, MACHINIST, LUBRICATION, WELDING, AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE, OR PIPEFITTING.
  • OR
  • One (1) year vocational/technical education in the Mechanical Disciplines: MILLWRIGHT, MACHINIST, WELDING, OR PIPEFITTING.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in any of the IP Core Maintenance skills or related disciplines (millwright, machinist, welding, or pipefitting).
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong math/physics understanding
  • Millwright/Machinist backgrounds on the mechanical side

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

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 and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 125 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.

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Port Wentworth, GA, US, 31407

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 15, 2024

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