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International Paper General Mechanic in CANTONMENT, Florida

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ 53,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2018 were $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

The Pensacola Mill is currently seeking Mechanical Journeymen who are dependable with excellent problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.

Position Scope:

This is a multi-craft mechanical journeyman-level position responsible to complete scheduled and routine maintenance work along with performing many other duties both as part of a team and independently. Duties include, but are not restricted to millwright, pipefitter, welding, and preventative/predictive maintenance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Obtain daily work orders

  • Dismantle machines as needed

  • Set up and operate a variety of machine tools

  • Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks

  • Fit, assemble and install equipment

  • Install machine and equipment according to lay-out plan, blue prints and other drawings

  • Utilize hoist, lift trucks, hand tools and power tools

  • Operate cranes, tow motors and fork lifts

  • Align machines and equipment using hoist, jacks, hand tools, dial indicators

  • Install machinery; new and existing equipment; planning sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and cutting pipe; threading and ending pipe by hand or with pipe bending machine

  • Joint piping; secure pipe to structure

  • May repair and lubricate machine and equipment

  • Refurbish/maintain valves, pumps, gear boxes, bearings, agitators, conveyors, turbines, paper machines, lime kiln

  • Knowledge of metric system

  • Ability to work in heights

  • Measure for bearing clearance and shaft diameters

  • Trouble shoot equipment reliability issues

  • Fabricate structural materials as needed

  • Perform welding as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills:

Successful candidate should have the ability to:

  • Personally exhibit safety as a core value and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety

  • Represent both company policy and direction

  • Develop knowledge of department and mill operations processes, equipment and systems

  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Work effectively alone or within a team

  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively

  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or with teams

  • Basic computer skills

  • Make timely and effective decisions

Required Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or have a GED equivalent

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must have state approved journeyman card or have three (3) years verifiable field experience as a journeyman

  • Knowledge and experience in millwright, pipefitting, and welding.

  • Willing and capable of working all shifts

Plus – must be willing to meet the following requirements:

  • Undergo a drug screen for illicit use of drugs as a condition of employment

  • Submit to periodic drug screens as a condition of employment

  • Work any shift and/or a rotating shift schedule

  • Work overtime on a regular basis and with last minute notification

  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis

  • Respond to emergencies during off hours and weekends

  • Wear required safety equipment/PPE

  • Operate or work in industrial conditions (i.e. warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, and heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces with proper safety training and safety protection)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a maintenance discipline

  • Relevant work experience in an industrial environment

  • Strong math/physics understanding

"International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans"