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Victory Packaging Maintenance Mechanic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at .

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking Maintenance Mechanics at our plant located in Cedar Rapids IA. Starting Pay ranges from: $24.28 to 29.48/hr + Full benefits after 90 days of employment + OT Pay. In North America, we are the largest paper recycler, largest display manufacturer, largest pre-print linerboard producer, 2nd largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging and 2nd largest producer of clay-coated recycled paperboard. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to working safe, demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a strong desire to learn manufacturing processes and operating complex machinery and have a desire to advance within the company.

How you will impact WestRock:

Ensure production machinery is functioning correctly and efficiently

Perform preventative maintenance on all machinery

Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electrical, hydraulic, compressor, and vacuum systems

Have a working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, AC/DC motors and controls

Ability to read and understand blue prints

Assemble, install and fabricate equipment as needed (welding will be required)

Ability to work with steam and boiler controls and mechanical power drives

Ability to assist support staff to ensure inventory counts are accurate

Ability to submit timely and accurate paperwork

Participation in Safety Reviews, Safety Training, and Safety Audits under the direction of plant management

Willingness to participate in a maintenance training program that is provided and required

Must provide own tools (specialty tools provided by the Company)

What you need to succeed:

Must have 2-3 years of successful electrical troubleshooting and repair experience, and be able to operate small machinery (lathe, drill press, welding equipment)

Must have at least one full year of mechanical troubleshooting and repair experience

Able to commence and continue specific courses of action with urgency

Maintain positive relationships with plant management, supervisors, office, and operational employees

Excellent communication

Must be able to pass Maintenance Placement Test as appropriate level

Interpersonal, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

Ability to lift/push/pull 50-100 pounds multiple times throughout the day

Must be willing to work all shifts as business needs fluctuate

Willingness to fully cross-train in other technical areas of maintenance

Proven experience demonstrating dependability and timeliness with assignments, tasks, and responsibilities

History of excellent attendance is a must

Excellent Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required

An Associate's degree in electrical field is preferred, but not required

Ability to work 2nd shift.

What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and fundamental elements of the daily work

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


Maintenance/Technical Services

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Maintenance Mechanic

Iowa-Cedar Rapids