Instrumentation Technician

Inland Empire Paper Co | Millwood, WA

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Posted Date 4/09/2024
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$37.40 per hour journeyman rate. Inland Empire Paper Company, operating in Millwood Washington since 1911, strives to be the industry leading custom ground-wood paper supplier through highly efficient production methods, first-in-class customer service, and market defining employee capabilities. We offer well-paying jobs with excellent benefits at a place you can make a long term career.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Journeyman level Instrumentation Technician to plan and execute complex equipment maintenance. We are screening for candidates who have worked in a heavy industrial setting and have familiarity with a wide variety of instrumentation.

Install, start-up, test, inspect, repair, program, tune, maintain and calibrate equipment related to pulp and paper mill operations in a heavy industrial environment including: analog and digital field devices such as pressure, level, temperature, pH instruments, hydraulic and pneumatic operations, motor controls, PLC, valves, actuators, robotics, communication and other related equipment.

Tasks also include working with other Maintenance and Operations personnel to troubleshoot and repair process related challenges.


2 year degree in Electrical or Instrument Technology or equivalent technical experience or apprenticeship required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong math skills essential.

Ability to safely perform essential functions of this job including work in industrial/manufacturing environment (climbing ladders, walking distances, working at heights on platforms, work in tight or close spaces, etc.)

Strong diagnostic skills and willingness to learn new equipment as needed.

Demonstrated ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, and engineering and electrical code specifications as well as read and interpret technical manuals.

Experienced in using industrial hand tools, power tools and common test equipment; good manual dexterity.

Familiarity with National Electric Code.

Understand, analyze and troubleshoot PLC control logic; troubleshoot and repair AC and DC drive systems; familiarity with Allen Bradley, GE and ABB preferred.

Understand common types of electronic sensors for position, flow and pressure.

Additional Information

Journeyman pay rate is $37.40 per hour with ability to earn additional $3 per hour for plus rated skills. This is not a posting for apprentices.

Inland Empire Paper Company continues to offer excellent benefits to hourly employees after 90 days of employment including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, 401(k) retirement plan and 13 paid holidays per year.

Schedule includes 4-10 hour days per week, with occasional weekend duty that is preceded by 6 days off.

New employees are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

IEP is a smoke-free and drug-free (including cannabis-free) production facility operating 24 hours per day/365 days per year.

Hourly employees are subject to random drug testing.

All job offers and subsequent employment are contingent upon a medical physical, drug screen, and criminal background check.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information are respected. Thank you to all applicants for your interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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