Website International Paper

J1 Mechanical Maintenance Technician Job Highlights

Title J1 Mechanical Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Vicksburg, MS, United States
Company International Paper

Company Profile

International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations. The company produces corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician (a Journeyman level Technician position) who will be responsible for completing scheduled and routine maintenance work along with performing many other duties, both as part of a team and independently.

Duties for mechanical maintenance technicians include but are not restricted to, repair, preventive, and predictive maintenance.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  • Age: Must be at least age 18

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 3 or more years of verifiable experience as a J1 Millwright, Machinist, Welder, or Pipefitter.
  • Experience in Heavy Industrial Maintenance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a multi-skill mechanic
  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong math/physics understanding
  • 2-year Associate Degree in one of the IP Core Maintenance skills or related disciplines (Millwright, Machinist, Welding, or Pipefitting)


  • Align machines and equipment using hoist jacks, hand tools, dial indicators
  • Assemble and install equipment
  • Assist electrical craft as needed
  • Dismantle machines as needed
  • Fabricate structural materials as needed
  • Have computer skills
  • Install machine and equipment according to lay-out plan, blueprints, and other drawings
  • Install machinery; new and existing equipment
  • May repair and lubricate machine and equipment
  • Measure for bearing clearance and shaft diameters
  • Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks
  • Obtain daily work orders
  • Operate cranes, tow motors, and forklifts
  • Read blueprints and drawings
  • Refurbish/Maintain valves, pumps, gearboxes, bearings, agitators, conveyors, turbines, paper machines, lime kiln
  • Troubleshoot equipment reliability issues
  • Utilize hoist, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Continue to develop skills to become a multi-skill mechanic (including millwright, welding, and other fields as needed)
  • Must satisfactorily pass pre-employment assessment testing and post-offer drug/alcohol screen, background check, and physical
  • Operate or work in industrial conditions (i.e. warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, and heavy machinery or elevated work surfaces with proper safety training and safety protection)
  • Respond to emergencies during off-hours and weekends
  • Submit to periodic drug screens as a condition of employment
  • Undergo a drug screen for illicit use of drugs as a condition of employment
  • Wear all required safety equipment and PPE
  • Work any shift and/or a rotating shift schedule
  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis
  • Work in a tobacco-free environment
  • Work overtime on a regular basis and with last-minute notification


  • The company offers excellent wages and provides an excellent total compensation package including a health plan, 401(k), incentive plan, paid holidays, vacation, disability, and life insurance.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess high standards in the areas of safety, quality, ethics, craftsmanship, customer focus, and leadership skills.
  • Willing and capable of working all shifts

Employer’s Statement

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.

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