GEORGIA-PACIFIC: Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I Technician) - Tacoma, WA

Employer: Georgia Pacific Gypsum

Job Description:
Georgia-Pacific has an immediate need for a self-motivated and knowledgeable Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technician at our Tacoma, WA facility.

Looking for a job with an organization that truly cares about your health, safety, and success? How about a job where you have the opportunity for advancement, job stability, and great co-workers and leadership? At Georgia-Pacific, we don’t believe that a job is just simply a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your skills to not only better your life, but the community as well.

Compensation: This position pays $42.13 – 48.45 per hour depending on experience and + $2/hour shift differential on night shift.

Position Schedule:

Night Shift: 2-2-3 schedule on nights from 5pm-5am as follows: 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off, etc.
Based upon additional business need must be able to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

Our Team

Our Tacoma facility has a rich history producing gypsum wallboard for a wide variety of customers. Georgia-Pacific’s Building Products business is consistently among the nation’s top suppliers of building products to large warehouse retailers and building materials dealers. To learn more about our Building Products division, visit And, to learn more about our gypsum products, visit

What You Will Do

E&I Technicians are required to have a thorough understanding of safe work practices, troubleshooting and maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
Adhering to all plant safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Executing preventative and corrective maintenance work orders.
Utilize maintenance system for work order management including documenting activities as to actual work done, parts used, etc.
Assisting in improving PM procedures and processes by providing feedback, making recommendations to improve the PM process and participating in procedure audits and reviews etc.
Troubleshooting, calibrating, replacing, and installing instrumentation components.
Troubleshooting, replacing, and installing electrical components.
Knowledge of and ensuring all electrical and instrumentation work meets established codes and standards.
Responding to, troubleshooting, and diagnosing emergencies or breakdowns with production equipment.
Training and continuous development of knowledge in the use of PLC programming and software.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

Three (3) years of electrical and/or instrumentation experience in a manufacturing, industrial or military environment.
Experience troubleshooting PLC’s (programing not a requirement).
Experience in working with and troubleshooting electrical systems that use up to 480V, 3 Phase.
Experience installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and calibrating electrical/instrumentation equipment.
Experience installing and maintaining equipment with adherence to the National Electrical Code (NEC).

What Will Put You Ahead

Five (5) years or more of industrial experience in the electrical and instrumentation field.
Two (2) year degree or higher in Electrical/Electronic or Industrial Technology.
Washington State Electrical License (EL01 or EL07) or equivalent work experience.
Experience working with variable frequency drives and servo drives.
Experience working with pneumatic systems.
Experience with systems integration i.e.: PLC, HMI, Instrumentation, Networking, Communication and Power Distribution.
Experience reading technical drawings, electrical and pneumatic schematics.

For this role, we anticipate paying $42.13 - $48.45 per hour. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy

All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

As a Koch company and a leading manufacturer of bath tissue, paper towels, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and much more, Georgia-Pacific works to meet evolving needs of customers worldwide with quality products. In addition to the products we make, we operate one of the largest recycling businesses. Our more than 30,000 employees in over 150 locations are empowered to innovate every day – to make everyday products even better.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

Contact Person: Makayla Pedey
Phone: +1 509-631-9180
Email: [email protected]
Location: 1240 E Alexander Ave. • Tacoma, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: This position pays $42.13 – 48.45 per hour depending on experience and + $2/hour shift differential on night shift.

Posted on October 31, 2023

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