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Title:  I & E New Hire

Requisition ID:  14316-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Title: New Hire Instrument Electrician               

Reports to:  Maintenance Supervisor    

Location: Texarkana, Mill                         


This is a journeyman-level position with strong electrical and instrumentation skills. This position is responsible for troubleshooting and servicing all production and support equipment within the facility in a safe and efficient manner while ensuring minimal downtime. This position will work closely with the Operations and the Mechanical Maintenance Team to provide maximum facility support. 


 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Repairs, maintains, and installs wiring, motors, motor controls, PLC’s, AC/DC Drives, transformers, motors, generators, lighting, instrumentation, valves and other electrical systems.
  • Troubleshooting and servicing all production and support equipment within the facility in a safe and efficient manner while ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Provides technical support by operating a variety of electrical testing equipment in locating and determining types of electrical malfunctions within the mill.
  • Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequence of repairs and/or installations.
  • Application of NFPA Guidelines including publication 70 (National Electric Code) and 820

 POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:  Commitment to safety and quality

  • Experience with AC and DC Drives, variable frequency drives, PLC and motor controls along with all types of electrical phasing
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools, as well as technical testing equipment consistent within the electrical field
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment by receiving and completing work orders; gathering tools and supplies to complete the work assigned
  • Willing to update job knowledge through participation in educational opportunities
  • Willing to work rotating shifts and overtime
  • Capability of working in a physically intense environment. This position requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and climbing

Required Skills

 Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of troubleshooting experience with close support of production equipment as a first-class journey-level electrician
  • Excellent team skills
  • Understanding of National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Experience with electric motors, drives, & PLCs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journeyman Electrician’s License
  • Certificate from an accredited college or trade school
  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program


Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent

Required Experience

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With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

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