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Mechanical Maintenance Technician at Georgia Pacific

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: New Augusta, Mississippi

Job Description:

Who is Georgia-Pacific? Watch to find out!

Our Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose facility is looking for a motivated, maintenance professional to join our team as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician. In this position, you will be utilizing your millwright experience, knowledge, and skills while building a fulfilling career in the Cellulose industry. If you enjoy hands-on work where you can make a direct impact to your company, this may be the opportunity for you!


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Performing maintenance to include: direct drive shaft alignments, bearing installations, belt/chain drive installations and using precision maintenance techniques

  • Troubleshooting mechanical equipment and systems to maintain expected machine performance

  • Inspecting machinery to identify issues that may lead to unplanned downtime

  • Participating in a preventative maintenance program to ensure machinery uptime

  • Performing various duties in the maintenance department related to assembly, repairs and fabrication of metal parts

  • Using blueprints and designs sketches to ensure proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished product

  • Reading and interpreting complex work instructions and documentation


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two (2) years or more of millwright maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing, or military environment

  • Experience using a computer for record-keeping and documentation functions

  • Willing and able to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, twisting, and stooping, for extended periods of time

  • Willing and able to work any shift, on-call, holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed

  • Willing and able to work in all types of weather conditions and in a noisy industrial environment 

  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations

  • Two (2) or more years of experience with precision shaft alignment by reverse dial indication method or laser alignment equipment

  • Two (2) or more years of experience troubleshooting issues with bearings, chains, sprockets, gearboxes and conveyors

  • Two (2) or more years of experience with precision measurement work


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Five (5) years or more of millwright experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Three (3) years or more of machinist, precision mechanic, welding, or hydraulic experience in an industrial setting

  • Lubrication certification

  • Maintenance experience in the Pulp & Paper industry

  • Two-year degree/certification in Precision Maintenance or related field

  • Experience operating heavy equipment such as cranes, fork trucks, man-lifts, and/or carry-decks


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

With a workforce of approximately 300, Leaf River is located in the heart of South Mississippi, just 20 miles from Hattiesburg. For nearly 30 years, the Leaf River team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Our products include chemical cellulose, custom fibers, and nonwoven materials that are used in products such as diapers, baby wipes and coffee filters. As one of six mills in the GP Cellulose business, Leaf River is a showcase of safety, operational and environmental excellence.

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