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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Waterloo, IA, US, 50703

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.

We currently have an opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/ Electrician for our Waterloo, IA Facility.  This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.


We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are capable of performing a multitude of functions in a flexible, fast-paced production environment.   Our workplace requires individuals who understand the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on safety, customer satisfaction, quality, and productivity. 


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining production equipment to optimize reliability through preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of machines.  Candidates for consideration should have troubleshooting skills in industrial, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical failures and the aptitude to correct those failures.


Candidates are also expected to utilize both excellent mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication) and electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in our continuous process-manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics.  Accurately completing administrative documents and following directions are important work traits.  Familiarity with SAP is a plus.  Candidates must demonstrate technical experience, reliability and the ability to work independently as well as working as part of a team. 


Candidates must be willing to work alternative shifts, weekends and overtime as required.  Must have own tools- industry specific tools supplied.  


Minimum qualifications for consideration are a high school degree (or equivalent experience) and five years of maintenance experience with at least one year with the same employer. 


Highly-qualified candidates would possess a technical degree or apprenticeship certification and maintenance experience in the corrugated industry or similar manufacturing environment. 


Starting pay will be $26.63/hour to $28.85/hour based upon skill level and service experience. There is great potential for future promotional opportunities based upon performance and demonstrated skills.


Candidates selected for further processing will be required to complete a computerized battery of tests on job-related skills, a panel interview, background check, drug screen, and pre-employment health assessment.

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

Nearest Major Market: Waterloo