International Paper Maintenance Mechanic A in STATESVILLE CONTAINER, North Carolina

SUMMARY: Position is responsible for installation, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, cleaning, and repair of containerboard plant machinery and equipment Machinery can run up to speeds of 1,000 fpm and is equipped with steel rolls, knives, slitter blades, belts, and die cutters. Tasks are completed in close proximity to electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, gravitational, mechanical, chemical, and thermal energy sources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.

  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.

  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.

  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.

  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.

  • Lubricates and cleans parts.

  • Starts devices to test their performance.

  • Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, band saw, milling machine, welder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

  • Movement/positioning/replacement of heavy weight equipment with the aid of mechanical means such as forklifts, pry bars, and chain falls.

  • Position requires pushing toolbox to work areas.

  • Requires carrying, lifting, and transporting of parts to and from work location and maintenance shop by hand or mechanical means.

  • Job requires the following personal protective equipment: cut resistant gloves and sleeves, heat resistant gloves and sleeves, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, bump cap, ear plugs, and steel toed shoes.

  • Position requires the use of hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, punches, screw drivers, pliers, and pipe wrenches on a continuous basis to perform normal duties. Tools used can range from a small 4” screw driver to a 36” pipe wrench. Tasks range from fine adjustments that require dexterity for circuit board adjustments to using both hands to apply force when pushing or pulling a wrench to break pipe fittings.

  • Performs plant startup tasks, energizing all equipment and ensuring operation.

  • Cleans machines with sandpaper, solvent, and wiping rags to prepare surfaces for painting.

  • Oils and greases machine.

  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as conveyors and programmable controllers.

  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.

  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wire and cables.

  • Replaces faulty electrical components on machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices.

  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards.

  • Replaces electric motor bearings and rewires motors.

  • Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings.

  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.

  • Cleans work area, tools, and equipment.

  • Utilizes computer for work order entry and completion status.

  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and experience in general machine and fitting shop practice, welding, maintenance troubleshooting, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and pipefitting to be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform calculations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to read a tape measure, micrometer, dial indicators, pi tapes, and manometers.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must by met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.

Employee must regularly climb portable and fixed ladders and stairs and perform tasks at elevations and on elevated platforms.

Employee must climb in, on, and around equipment and machinery to make adjustments, repairs, and perform maintenance, requiring good balance and hand, eye, foot coordination. Employees may have to work in confined areas or awkward positions in order to complete tasks.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee is regularly working on/near machinery that runs up to speeds of 1,000 fpm and is equipped with steel rolls, knives, slitter blades, belts, and die cutters. Tasks are completed in close proximity to electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, gravitational, mechanical, chemical, and thermal energy sources.

At times the employee must troubleshoot energized equipment, with potential exposure to electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and thermal energy sources.

The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to chemicals.

Employee must work on/near steam injected vessels with temperatures ranging from 340◦ to 370◦.

Various tasks expose employee to razor sharp slitter blades.

Position requires walking across conveyor equipment using platforms three to four inches in width.

Employee must work in near proximity to fork lift traffic.

The employee is frequently exposed to vibration, fumes, or airborne particles.

Plant temperatures can range from 50°F to 110°F with seasonal changes.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (95dB).

Standard workday is 8 hours with two 10 minute breaks. At times employee is required to work a 12 hour shift with 3 breaks.