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Maintenance Electrical and/or Instrumentation Technician


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Job Posting: 03/29/2023 - 07/31/2023



As part of the Global Cellulose Fibers business with International Paper, the Port Wentworth mill produces pulp for paper and absorbent products.  Our innovative mill offers customers solutions in an ever-changing market.  We pride ourselves on flexibility.  We are located 20 minutes from historic and growing Savannah, GA.  With easy access to multiple beaches, excellent school systems and a vibrant cultural community, Savannah provides opportunities for the entire family. 


Join us in building a career in a non-traditional, high performance team environment. We are looking for highly skilled Industrial Electrical and/or Instrumentation Maintenance Technicians are dependable with excellent problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. Pay based off of experience can be up to $43.47/hour (plus up to a $0.90/hour shift allowance).  Additionally, 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. 


This position is responsible for routine maintenance work as well as performing many duties independently.


Duties for Electrical or Instrumentation technicians include, but are not restricted to, ability to safely operate equipment in a heavy industrial environment, diagnostics, repair, maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and electrical control systems. Troubleshooting all electrical, instrumental and process malfunctions, including mechanical power transmission equipment and hydraulic and pneumatic systems, repairing and overhauling automatic control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, electrical AC/DC systems and related systems.



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to function in a team environment.
  • 5 or more years of Heavy Industrial Maintenance Experience in any of the following skill areas: Instrumentation, Electrical, or both Instrumentation and Electrical


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.
  • Wear required safety equipment.
  • Operate or work in industrial conditions (i.e. warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces with proper safety training and safety protection).



  • Associate degree in any of the IP Core Maintenance skills or related disciplines. (Instrumentation or Electrical)
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment.
  • Strong math/physics understanding.
  • Instrumentation background on the Instrumentation Electrical side.
  • SAP Experience



  • Family medical and dental plans
  • Company paid life insurance plans
  • Company paid short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Paid holidays
  • 1 week of vacation time after 6 months of continuous employment
  • 401k - Company will match 70% on first 4% and 50% on next 4%
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Additional 3% - 6% of your pay added to your 401k due to your employment with IP- Port Wentworth (percentage added is based on employee's age)

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.


Port Wentworth, GA, US, 31407

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 26, 2023

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