Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician - Richland, WA

Employer: PCA

Job Description:
Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician - Richland, Washington
Richland, WA, USA Req #2319
Date Posted:Friday, October 25, 2019

At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.

At PCA, you’ll find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.

We are building a new facility on Kingsgate Way in Richland, Washington, which will have state of the art equipment. We are looking to build a high-performance maintenance team. Our Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician salary is based on skills, knowledge and experience. The maintenance classifications rates range between $26.29/hr. to $38.06/hr.

If you want to be part of an exceptional team with competitive pay and benefits package, please apply at

•Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to diagnose, repair, rebuild, and replace mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and steam systems on all plant manufacturing and support equipment.
•Work as part of a team in a manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity; decreasing downtime and waste.
•Follow all company safety rules and lock-out tag-out procedures.
•Work with a sense of urgency to reduce downtime of machines.

•Proper general maintenance and troubleshooting practices.
•Ability to read and interpret blueprints, tables, charts, etc.
•Demonstrated ability to read equipment instruction manuals; align equipment to specified tolerances; machine and fitting shop knowledge.
•Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical and/or electrical equipment experience including pumps, gearboxes, fans and agitators.
•Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
•Must have good interpersonal skills, excellent planning and organizing skills, ability to work independently, and a high degree of self-motivation.
•Must be willing to pursue ongoing technical training to enhance capabilities.
•Be passionate about maintaining a safe work environment.
•Ability to work any shift, overtime, and weekends as needed.
•Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Good computer skills
•Must be able to progress to A level mechanic within 36 months.

•2 to 5 years of practical application experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, steam and pneumatic maintenance functions.
•Electrical or PLC certification.
•Electrical competency.
•Basic computer skills for diagnostic equipment.
•Knowledge of working, troubleshooting and programming of PLCs.
•2+ years of experience in successfully troubleshooting and repairing industrial machinery and/or technical degree in related field.
•Experience in a manufacturing environment, particularly within the corrugated or packaging industry.

•Ability to work safely in a fast pace environment.
•Must be able to acquire and/or retain a multi-craft skill set. The candidate must be able to acquire the skills of both mechanic and electrician.
•Willingness and ability to share ideas with others to solve problems of essential importance.
•Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with coworkers.
•Ability to work alone and in a team environment.
•Ability to learn quickly and with attention to detail.
•Willingness and ability to work in manufacturing environment with varying temperatures.
•Must be capable of recognizing sounds of moving equipment and machinery for safety purposes and identifying machine issues.
•Willingness to work with constant noise at a level requiring the use of hearing protection

PCA offers a competitive compensation & benefits package.
All qualified candidates must apply online at
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Contact Person:
Location: Richland, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $26.29 - $38.06 HR

Posted on December 17, 2019
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