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Maintenance Mechanic


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.  




We currently have an opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for our 2nd Shift (3pm – 11PM base hours) at our White Bear Lake, MN Location.   This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers in a safe, high performance, team oriented work environment.      International Paper offers a competitive salary from $27.19-$36.41 per hour plus $0.30/hour shift differential depending on qualifications.  Successful candidates hired are offered a $2,000 Signing Bonus that is paid out over the course of your first year.


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 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. 


Individual must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minnesota Special Engineer (Boiler Special Level) License or higher
  • Strong industrial electrical experience/education
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • 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. 
  • Individual must be able to work overtime and cover off shift schedules as needed.   


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

International Paper offers a competitive salary from $26.53-$35.52 per hour plus $0.30/hour shift differential depending on qualifications.  Successful candidates hired are offered a $2,000 Signing Bonus that is paid out over the course of your first year. 


Excellent benefits package; including health, life and dental insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, 401k  plan and more.  



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. 


White Bear Lake, MN, US, 55110

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Mar 7, 2023

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