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Journeyman Level Mechanic


Position Title: 

Journeyman Level Mechanic


Pay Rate: $32.52



Hourly Full-Time (Shift: TBD)


Physical Location:

4060 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE

Salem, OR 97302


The Job You Will Perform:

Primary duties of the Journeyman Level Mechanic position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management.

Job Conditions

  • Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment and machinery. Safety shoes, hearing protection, Safety Glasses and face shields must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.
  • Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.


Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

  • Ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; climb up to 60 vertical steps occasionally; stoop or bend at the waist occasionally to increase visibility; reach at arm’s length frequently or overhead occasionally; twist and turn at the neck and trunk; walk frequently on uneven ground; handle and grasp tools and parts continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Electrician will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.


The Skills You Will Bring:


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • High school degree or GED, or equivalent experience; 
  • Candidates that possess a technical degree or apprenticeship certification are preferred;
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing production environment; experience working in packaging manufacturing industry is preferred;
  • At least 2 years of prior industrial maintenance experience is highly preferred.
  • Must be willing to work either of the available shifts (listed at top);
  • Must be willing to work weekends and overtime as required (sometimes with short notice);

We are looking for the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in a successful candidate:

  • Proven track record on safety and quality;
  • Solid mechanical aptitude, and basic math skills;
  • Ability to interface with computer and enter data into various software platforms; Previous CMMS experience desired;
  • Demonstrated work performance to be self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Ability to follow written instructions and procedures as outlined, consistently and reliably in accordance with all safety quality expectations;
  • Professional attitude and good communication skills.


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:

  • 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 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 global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world’s largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what’s next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 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.

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Salem, OR, US, 97302

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

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