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International Paper Maintenance Team Member - Electrical/Instrumentation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maintenance Team Member - Electrical/Instrumentation


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 Maintenance Team Member in Optimization will support the manufacturing teams by providing quality maintenance duties to maximize paper machine availability and minimize off-quality product. These duties include but are not restricted to, electrical circuit troubleshooting and repair, ladder logic troubleshooting with an Allen Bradley PLC, ABB and Allen Bradley drive troubleshooting and repair, Rosemount instrumentation and Fisher control valve calibration, troubleshooting and repair. The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of International Paper and the Cedar River Mill.


The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team member may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company.

  • Performs maintenance duties to troubleshoot and repair defective equipment in a timely manner.

  • Responds to assigned work orders and inputs to the Computerized Maintenance Management System the work performed on the equipment specified in the work order.

  • Performs predictive and preventative maintenance duties and generates work requests in SAP to repair defective equipment.

  • Communicates closely with the team leader and other team members on the status of work progress.

  • Assists in the education of other team members to produce a multi-functional maintenance department.

  • Assists the manufacturing teams as necessary in their tasks such as felt changes and process troubleshooting.

  • Works closely with all team members to ensure that work is done in a safe manner.

  • Works as part of a team which is responsible for the condition of all process and non-process equipment.

  • Works with process and project engineers to install new equipment and modify existing equipment.

  • Works as part of a Process Ownership System.

  • Coaches safety in others and leads by example.

  • Understands and meets internal and external customer requirements.

  • Develops, maintains, and uses reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.

  • Assists other team members in the mill as necessary to minimize downtime and maintain quality.

  • Maintains and develops team relationships.

  • Develops and stays current in cross-functional maintenance skills.

  • Fullfill area specific 5S expectations(5 Minute 5S Checklists Replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S Audits,etc)


  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment

  • Noise levels in excess of 90 dB

  • Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally

  • Working environment is 24/7 – ability to be on-call as needed and/or required.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 80% of shift time.

  • Walking: Within immediate area and up and down several floors.

  • Lifting: Up to 50 pounds; i.e., propane tank and contents = 50 pounds, or working shutdowns.

  • Carrying: Periodically tools, repair materials and equipment to multiple levels.

  • Push/Pull: Assist in pushing 7,000 pound rolls; assist in pulling 6,000-7,000 pound machine clothing, maintenance tool boxes and tools as needed for tasks.

  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders into and onto tanks and other vessels

  • Upper body mobility in order to drive roll grab/bale grab, skid loader.

  • Some assignments require kneeling, crouching, bending, and twisting while installing, troubleshooting and repairing equipment.



  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Able to function in a team environment.

  • Proven record of safe work practices.

  • Auditory perception to respond to safety and operational sounds.

  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions in English.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to be part of a multi-functional/multi-skill maintenance organization with a willingness to flow to work as required by changing mill conditions and priorities.

  • Minimum of three years industrial maintenance experience in any one of the following maintenance skill areas: Instrumentation or Electrical.


  • One (1) year vocational / technical education in the Instrumentation Electrical Disciplines: Instrumentation or Electrical.


  • Associate degree in Instrumentation or Electrician.

  • Strong math/physics understanding.

  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment.

  • Instrumentation background on the Instrumentation Electrical side.

  • Experience working in High Performance Work Systems.

  • Experience working in a team-based, customer and quality-focused environment.

  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as SAP.


Action Oriented

Customer Focus

Dealing with Ambiguity

Drive for Results

Functional/Technical Skills

Integrity and Trust

Interpersonal Savvy

Learning on the Fly



Peer Relationships


Priority Setting

Problem Solving

Self Development

Technical Learning

Time Management

Timely Decision Making

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.

Cedar Rapids IA 52404


Cedar Rapids, IA, US, 52404

Category: Hourly Job

Date: Sep 7, 2021