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Maintenance Mechanical Technician


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 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting

Job Posting: 07/19/2023 - 12/31/2023


About Us

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 Mechanical Maintenance Technicians are dependable with excellent problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. Pay scale ranges from $34.41 to $45.21/hour (plus CPA $.68-$1.83/hour). 


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


Duties for mechanics include, but are not restricted to, replacing valves & gaskets, basic welding, repacking pumps & valves, forklift operations, screwed pipe & tubing installations, cylinder repair, pump repair & replacement, repair of rotating assemblies, roll repair and replacements, motor replacements, and repair of mechanical drive systems.



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to function in a team environment.
  • 5 or more years of Heavy Industrial Maintenance Experience in any of the following Maintenance Skill Areas:  MILLWRIGHT, WELDING, OR PIPEFITTING.


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. (Millwright, Welding, OR Pipefitting)
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment.
  • Strong math/physics understanding.
  • Millwright backgrounds on the mechanical side.
  • SAP Experience



  • Family medical and dental, life insurance, short term disability, paid holidays and vacation time, retirement and 401K savings

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:  Nov 21, 2023

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