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International Paper Electrical Tech - Maintenance Supervisor in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

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.


  • Report to Manufacturing Manager any information that may impede the operation of the plant as soon as it becomes known, while providing technical expertise regarding plant equipment and facilities.

  • Initiate and/or maintain a cost-effective preventive maintenance program and Implement quality improvement and cost reduction ideas

  • Contact and work with vendors and subcontractors to achieve desired results.

  • Troubleshoot and solve problems.

  • PLC understanding, utilizing pc software as a tool to repair.

  • Available to respond to unplanned machine downtime after normal work hours. Plant has a 24/7 work schedule, so availability is crucial.

  • Rotating weekend hours and on call availability throughout weekdays.

  • Champion NFP70E training compliance for facility.

  • Perform maintenance functions on relays, UPS, distribution network, breakers, switches, motors.

  • Perform replacement on diagnostic faulty electrical elements of machine including motors, relays, and switches; and setup sensing mechanism, utilizing hand tools.

  • Responsible for installation with Allen Bradley components and PLC’s utilizing Logix 5000, SKC 500, PLC5.

  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing 120/128, 277/480 volt electrical systems.

  • Administrative responsibilities – safety, SAP, lift trucks, building maintenance, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Four years maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant.

  • Familiarity with LOTO and safe work practices.

  • Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

  • College and/or related technical courses.

  • Degree in Industrial Electronics and/or five years’ experience in the corrugated box industry with heavy experience in electronics,

  • Mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electricity.

  • Familiarity with Rockwell software, PLC’s and HMI’s preferred.

  • Ability to operate in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills.


  • Action oriented

  • Customer/Quality Focused

  • Organizational Skills

  • Developing Direct Reports

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Priority Setting

  • Process Management

  • Conflict Management

  • Decision Quality

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.