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International Paper Pipefitter Journeyman in SAVANNAH, Georgia

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.


Pay Rate: $30.42-$31.92

We are currently seeking Pipefitter Journeyman who are dependable with excellent problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.

Position Scope:

This is a journeyman-level pipefitter responsible to complete scheduled and routine maintenance work along with performing many other duties both as part of a team and independently. Duties for pipefitters include, but are not restricted to, laying out, fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining piping and piping systems, fixtures, and equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems. This position includes a progressive comprehensive training program to develop into a multi-craft mechanic.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Obtain daily work orders

  • Selecting type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications, knowledge of system operation, and study of building plans / working drawings

  • Planning sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and cutting pipe

  • Threading and ending pipe by hand or with pipe bending machine

  • Assembling and joining piping by means of threaded, chalked, wiped, soldered, brazed fused, or cemented joints

  • Securing pipes to structure with clamps, brackets, and hangers, using hand tools

  • Testing piping systems for leaks by increasing pressure in pipes and observing gauges

  • Utilize hoist, lift trucks, hand and power tools

  • Operate cranes, tow motoes and fork lifts

  • Have computer skills

  • Assist mechanical craft 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 graduate or GED equivalent

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Eligible for employment in the US

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a pipefitter in an industrial environment

  • 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

  • Continue to develop skills to become a multi-skill mechanic (including millwright, welding, and other fields as needed)

  • 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

  • Prior experience as a multi-skill mechanic


International Paper offers a very attractive and competitive benefit package including, but not limited to, health care coverage including a PPO plan, dental insurance, life insurance, holiday pay and paid vacation. International Paper employees are eligible for retirement benefits including a 401k plan in which the company will match 50% on the first 6% of earnings and a Company defined pension plan currently at $55.00 per month/per year of service.

Qualified applicants should apply on-line

Applications will not be accepted on site.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.