Journeyman Instrumentation Technician

Company Name: International Paper

Location: Franklin, VA, US - 23851

Job Duration: 2022-01-13 to 2022-02-12


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Journeyman Instrumentation Technician


Pay Rate: $32.74


The Franklin Mill is currently seeking applicants for Journeyman Instrumentation Technician positions.


Position Scope:

This is a journeyman-level instrumentation technician responsible for completing scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance and break-in instrumentation work along with performing many other duties both as part of a team and independently.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance such as changing contacts, checking motors and the operation of robotic systems
  • Configure and calibrate smart and non-smart transmitters for flow, pressure, pH, consistency, density, conductivity and temperature
  • Calibrate and configure pressure, temperature and flow switches
  • Install, configure and calibrate a Smart Positioner on control valves
  • Troubleshoot, drag and repair electrical and electronic systems on converting plant equipment including any electromechanical production equipment
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot power distribution systems, branch circuits, lighting systems, transformers, and wiring methods
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot relay logic, ladder diagrams, control components including photo eyes, motor starters, relays, limit switches, proximity sensors, timers, solenoids, servo drives, frequency inverters, linear drives, and encoders
  • PLC programs, ability to troubleshoot ladder logic (read use for troubleshooting), components (CPU back plains, I/O boards, counters, modules, and devices) and communications modules (Ethernet)
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, DCS logic drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, loop sheets and basic P&IDs
  • Ability to further electrical/instrument, pneumatic and hydraulic maintenance skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • Basic computer skills

AND one of the following

  • Successful completion of instrumentation technician apprenticeship or comparable education


  • Three (3) or more years industrial instrumentation maintenance experience


Plus – must be willing to meet the following requirements:

  • Undergo a drug screen for illicit use of drugs as a condition of employment
  • Submit to periodic drug screens as a condition of employment
  • Work any shift and/or a rotating shift schedule
  • Work overtime on a regular basis and with last minute notification
  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis
  • Respond to emergencies during off hours and weekends
  • Wear required safety equipment and PPE
  • Continue to develop skills to become a multi-skill technician
  • Operate or work in industrial conditions (i.e. warm/hot, dusty/dirty, around hazardous chemicals, noise, and heavy machinery or elevated working surfaces with proper safety training and safety protection)



  • Family medical and dental, life insurance, short-term disability, paid holidays and vacation time, pension and 401K savings plan.





International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.