Electrical/Instrument Journeyman

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 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 more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.


The Pensacola Mill is currently seeking an Electrical an Instrument Journeyman. The hourly rate is $35.26.


Position Scope:

This is a journeyman-level electrical and instrument (EI) person responsible to complete scheduled maintenance, preventive maintenance and break-in EI work along with performing many other duties both as part of a team and independently.  Duties include, but are not limited to, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining 480v thru 5kv motor controls, 13.8kv electrical systems, relay logic, PLC systems, DCS and a variety of field instruments, analytical equipment and final control elements.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Install, troubleshoot, repair AC and DC drive systems as well as stand-a-lone process drives of various manufactures
  • Troubleshoot, configure, maintain DCS systems  such as Foxboro IA, Foxboro EVO, Bailey INFI 90 and ABB ACS800xa
  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain 480v, 2300v and 4160v motors including induction, synchronous, wound rotor, permanent magnet and DC
  • Instillation, calibration, troubleshooting various manufactures of analog and SMART instruments and analytical equipment
  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain motor controls including electronic motor protection relays, sizing overloads and starter maintenance of various manufactures
  • Shop and field repair of final control elements such as pneumatic valves, electric valves, solenoid operated valves, calibration of pneumatic and SMART valve positioners
  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain various electrical components such as mechanical limit, proximity, photo electric, speed and reflective switches
  • Install, program, troubleshoot and maintain PLC systems including associated communication such as DH+, mod-bus, Ethernet
  • Read, interpret and red line wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, P&ID’s and loop sheets
  • Understand and follow 70E regulations involving Arc Flash and Shock hazards
  • Communicate with operators while troubleshooting electrical and instrument controls
  • Perform repairs and preventive maintenance on routine and extended annual outages
  • Maintain shops, load centers, DCS work areas to a 5S standard
  • 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
  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change
  • 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
  • Make timely and effective decisions
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills


Required Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • Must have two (2) of the following:
    • Four-years electrical apprenticeship
    • Electrical degree certified from accredited college or trade school
    • Two (2) or more years industrial EI maintenance experience
  • Willing and capable of working all shifts
  • Able to work in a team environment


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 EI technician
  • 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans”

Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 76,000.00
per Year
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Cantonment, FL 32533, US