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Industrial Mechanic


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


Position Title:           Industrial Mechanic  


Pay Rate:                   $29.55/hr


Category/Shift:        Hourly Full-Time (First shift w/ overtime as necessary)


Physical Location:   1308 Richmond Highway, Richmond, VA 23224


The Job You Will Perform:

  • Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot and repair on industrial equipment
  • Plan and schedule all repairs and maintenance
  • Safely and efficiently perform maintenance tasks to minimize unscheduled downtime
  • Perform root cause analysis for any abnormal conditions/failures, take required corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence of such conditions (include operators in analysis as needed)
  • Assists General Manager and Superintendent in new equipment purchasing
  • Perform minor electrical tasks
  • Ensure all maintenance and Company compliance guidelines are followed
  • Ensure daily reports are accurately completed, submitted and/or inputted as required
  • Coordinates and assists all Contractor activities, including:
    • Auditing their work and safety compliance
    • Auditing for quality and economy of service
  • Train employees on daily PM and cleaning tasks
  • Maintain adequate supply of approved chemicals ensuring neat and orderly storage including proper labeling
  • Maintain an accurate MSDS/SDS system
  • Maintain accurate and adequate inventory of parts for processing of equipment, tools and other maintenance related items
  • Respond to reports of broken or faulty items
  • Report safety concerns to management
  • Participate in safety and environmental audits
  • Engage in preventative maintenance processes through facility
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment according to plant housekeeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to work first, second and third shifts, call-ins, holidays, and overtime as needed
  • Willingness to cross train and learn new skills in other technical areas to enhance capabilities
  • Ability to operate/monitor industrial equipment
  • Background in hydraulics
  • Background in low voltage controls
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent teamwork, cooperation and problem solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Behavior flexibility to adapt to changing work demands and priorities
  • Performing work with a safety-first mindset


The Skills You Will Develop:

  • Machine specific knowledge
  • Support LIFE areas, Safety Leading Indicators and Global Program Elements
  • Follow Safe Reliable Methods (SRMs) or Job Safety Analyses (JSAs)


* The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for effective operation of the Plant.


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.
Richmond  VA  23224

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Richmond, VA, US, 23224

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 23, 2024

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