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Sr Maintenance/Electrician

Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Thorofare, NJ, US, 08086

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.




The Sr. Maintenance Mechanic - Electrician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance and preventive maintenance of all plant equipment in accordance with company safety and work rules under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.



  • Responsible for diagnosing, repairing, replacing, and installing plant mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems for all plant equipment.  Including machinery maintenance, lubrication, PM’s, trouble shooting, repairing, upgrading, and possible installations.
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance on equipment, such as any servicing of conveyors, presses, stackers, etc. Provide support to production in various ways.  Must have outstanding electrical and mechanical qualities, pin-pointing exact cause of most break-downs in a timely manner distinguishing between mechanical and electrical issues.  Be able to identify and locate unusual sounds that indicate potential trouble.  Be able to dismantle equipment to gain access to defective parts.
  • Able to examine and determine to what degree parts have worn, and repair or replace parts as needed
  • Be able to read and understand mechanical prints, electrical wiring diagrams/schematics, AC/DC motors, pneumatic diagrams, and hydraulic diagrams.
    Must be able to work with electrical panels up to and including 480 volts
  • Troubleshoot, repair and install mechanical components, electrical controls, AC/DC motors, pneumatic equipment, hydraulic equipment, bearings, and power transmission.
  • Must have good working knowledge of various meters (volt/amp meters, schematics, dial calipers, heat sensing guns, etc.)
  • Perform fabrication of equipment (welding both arc and gas) to desired needs.  Be able to make adjustments on equipment to improve productivity.  Be able to identify and locate unusual sounds that indicate potential trouble.  Be able to dismantle equipment to gain access to defective parts.
  • Should be able to operate metal, wood working, and hand tools to make and repair parts.  This all will be done in a safe manner.
  • Maintains close relationship with Machine Operators and Production Supervisors with free exchange of information to maintain plant and plant equipment. Must listen well and ask questions when in doubt.  Must be able and willing to train others and share their knowledge and experiences.



  • Minimum of three years’ maintenance experience in an industrial environment
  • Possess technical skills in all disciplines of industrial maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of PLC controlled equipment
  • Able to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Outstanding analytical and decision making skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Broad mechanical skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Strong electrical background a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50 to 70 pounds as needed, with assistance as required


Required Tools:  Employee must provide a large assortment of tools and their own toolbox. Must have excellent housekeeping, people, and team skills. Must be willing to better organize the maintenance department tools, cabinets, miscellaneous fasteners and tooling as needed with the help of his fellow employees. Willingly to works weekends, holidays and fills in when needed.


PPE Requirement:  Steel-toed electrical-hazard safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, and other PPE based on task requirements.


This is a Full time, 2nd Shift Position.




International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia