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Millwright or Pipefitter Maintenance Mechanic


Physical Location: Savannah Mill

                                 1201 W Lathrop Ave Savannah, GA 31415


CompensationPay rate is $35.36/hr.

New hires are eligible for $2,500 Sign-on Bonus AND Up to $5,000 Relocation Bonus (if applicable) *


*Must apply between 10/13/2021-12/31/2023

*Must be new hires to International Paper after 10/13/2021 and must have not been employed by another International Paper location in the previous three (3) months

*Up to $5,000 in relocation assistance will be available for new hires that relocate more than 75 miles from the Savannah Mill


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
    • 401K - Company will match 50% on the first 6% of earnings
    • Company defined pension plan - $57.00 per month/per year of service
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • On the job training to advance your career and earn higher wages
  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities including supervisory, training and safety advocate roles


The Job You Will Perform:

As a Millwright or Pipefitter Maintenance Mechanic duties 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.



  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two-year Associate Degree in a related field or a registered apprenticeship or similar formal training is required or equivalent work experience
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a pipefitter in an industrial environment OR must have three (3) years verifiable field experience as a millwright journeyman 
  • Previous multi-skilled maintenance experience
  • Must possess high standards in the areas of safety, quality, ethics, craftsmanship, customer focus, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of mechanical drives, pumps, seals, lubrication and hydraulics OR piping layout and installation experience



  • Three years of mechanical maintenance in pulp and paper industry
  • Welding experience: stick, mig, tig, certified
  • Machine shop skills ex. Lathes, boring, balancing, CNC, etc.
  • Previous multi-skilled maintenance experience 


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)
  • Participate on the HEAT team (in house emergency response team)


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 2021 were $19.4 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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Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Sep 24, 2023

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