Title:  Maintenance Electrician

Requisition ID:  20841-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

Licensed Journeyman Electrician Job Description

The Graphic Packaging International Portland plant is an international supplier of flexible food packaging structures. The plant core processes are continuous web including multi-color flexo-printing, extrusion coating, and water based coatings. Finished products are in roll form and to support this we have a department of finishing equipment dedicated to convert large internal rolls to final customer specifications.

We currently have immediate openings for an experienced, career minded Maintenance Electrician to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a talented, electrician to improve troubleshooting skills, process control/PLC, DC & AC drive troubleshooting, programming and commissioning. The position will be active in developing a culture of an incident free workplace, continuous improvement of equipment reliability and reducing costs to support the business success. The plant is a 24/7 operation. Successful applicants must be available to work all shifts and overtime.


Job requirements:

  • Ensures proper operation of manufacturing equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, drives, PLC’s, pumps, pneumatic tools and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals and manufacturer's instructions.
  • Read and interpret blue prints, schematics, technical manuals and drawings.
  • Troubleshoot, install, align, dismantle, repair and maintain industrial machinery, electrical and mechanical equipment for improved reliability and up-time
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs. Ability to interface with plant CMMS for work order and part tracking purposes.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Expected to supply a standard industrial set of tools. The company will supply specialty tooling.
  • Work closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues with the ability to communicate the issues and resolutions to Operators, Managers and Peers directly or via email.
  • Responsible for shift pass down to oncoming technicians.
  • Maintain maintenance log and keep it current at the end of each shift.
  • Resolve quality and safety issues.
  • Ability to effectively use hand tools, meters, scopes, and other pertinent specialized equipment


 Skills that would be a plus:

  • Previous electro-mechanical systems experience
  • Experience with continuous web handling equipment.
  • Troubleshooting skills in pneumatics, hydraulics, rotating machinery performance.
  • Experience with extrusion coating process
  • State certification or the ability to obtain one within 6 months.
  • Leadership experience


Required skills

  •  State certification as a Plant Journeyman electrician at a minimum or the ability to obtain one within 6 months.



  • $44.43/hour


Shift Differential:

  • $0.40/hour Days
  • $0.90/hour Nights


Shift Schedule:

  • 12-hour days (6:30am – 6:30pm) - rotating shift pattern of 2-2-3
  • 12-hour nights (6:30pm – 6:30am) - rotating shift pattern of 4-3-3-4


  • AWPPW (Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers)



  • Medical/Prescription/Dental/Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home & Auto Insurance Programs
  • Purchasing Power
  • Aflac
  • LifeLock Identity Protection
  • MetLife Legal Services
  • Tobacco Cessation


 Post-offer, all candidates must pass a drug screen, physical and criminal background check.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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