Title:  Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  4510

Vancouver, WA, US, 98683

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  Up to 25%

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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


This is a skilled trade position responsible for safely and efficiently maintaining, repairing, and installing all machinery in the plant. In addition, general and building maintenance is assigned to this Mechanic position.


Areas of responsibility may include: 


  • Welding 
  • Hydraulics 
  • Pneumatics 
  • Basic electrical circuits 
  • Basic electrical installation 
  • Basic prints, e.g., assembly drawings, parts drawings 
  • Power transmission 
  • Bearings 
  • Basic machine shop work 
  • Thread pipe 


Required Skills


  • Look up parts and work with OEMs 
  • Read mechanical and electrical schematics 
  • Use the computer to process work notifications (SAP) 
  • Qualify to operate a forklift, aerial boom lift and scissor lift 
  • Work on platforms approximately 15 feet above the ground level 
  • Participate in technical training on or off site 
  • Strong electrical engineering background


Physical Demands


  • Lifting up to 20 lbs. frequently (11-33% of the time) and lifting 21-60 lbs. occasionally (1-10% of the time)
  • Requires use of both feet frequently
  • Requires use of both hands for simple grasping, firm grasping, fine manipulation and repetitive actions continuously
  • Requires right and left hand coordination
  • Ability to stand, climb, walk, kneel and crouch frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Ability to bend, squat, reach above shoulder and at waist or lower, twist, stretch, push/pull with force up to 45 lbs., carry, grasp with force up to 90 lbs. and finger occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak and have agility on a continuous basis
  • Rarely laying on back to complete preventative and breakdown maintenance to perform mechanical and electrical services to ensure plant operations
  • Pushing (occasionally) horizontal at a self-selected height with a force of 35 lbs. indoors on a smooth and inclined surface to complete fabrication of requested items to perform mechanical and electrical services to ensure plant operations
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature and loud noises
  • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net, Beard Net


Required Experience


  • Associates degree in Engineering Technology, Automated Systems, Electronics Technician or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and ability to test, troubleshoot and service all types of electrical equipment including AC and DC drives, PLC’s and their associated control networks and I/O
  • Experience testing, maintaining, and calibrating electrical equipment using sound troubleshooting and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work any shift (including nights & weekends, up to 12-hour shifts)
  • Ability to work overtime as assigned
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • 2 years of work experience in an electrical / mechanical maintenance setting


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma