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The Position

We currently have an opening for a Journey Electrician based out of our location in Port Townsend, Washington. As a journeyman electrician, you will perform scheduled tasks & maintain mill equipment.

About Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC)

The Port Townsend Paper ("PTPC") mill has been in continuous operation for over 90 years. We operate on a continuous basis to produce OCC and kraft pulp which is used to manufacture linerboard, kraft paper, corrugating medium and market pulp. We have built a strong and loyal customer base by developing and nurturing strategic partnership-style relationships.

The PTPC team is dedicated to creating an engaging and positive work environment and we strive to preserve the environment as well as be good neighbors and a valued member of the local community. Many of our employees have enjoyed working for the greater part of their careers; we have employees with 20, 25, 30, even 35 years of service.

Job Responsibilities

- Performs maintenance on mill equipment as scheduled.

- Troubleshoots mill systems & equipment as needed.

- Installation of new & rebuilt equipment.

- Performs inspections & preventive maintenance tasks.

- Shares the load of overtime & call-ins as needed.

- Training apprentices & other journeymen.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Craft level skills, equipment-specific knowledge, proper handling procedures for chemical common to pulp and paper process.

- A basic level of skills in processes that may be outside of the primary craft's core competency including cutting, metalworking, computer operation, rigging, and other skills common to maintenance activities.

- Ability to read electrical schematics, troubleshoot electrical equipment including motors and controllers.

- Ability to work and communicate within a small work team.

Required Previous Work Experience

- 5 years in trade or 2 years at trade level.

Required Education

- High school graduate or equivalent to (GED).

- Up to 2 years post-graduate schooling in some crafts. Completed apprenticeship program in craft line or equivalent experience.

Physical Requirements

- Lift and carry 40 pounds.

- Push and pull rolling carts with several hundred-pound loads.

- Twisting and turning while executing the job.

- Working in awkward positions.


- Competitive salary starting at $40.69 per hour with opportunities for overtime.

- Afternoon and graveyard shift differentials.

- A comprehensive health care plan including prescription, vision care, life insurance, and dental plan.

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

- An exceptional retirement plan.

- Employee Assistance coverage with full services, including dietary and nutritional services, retirement planning, and support services.

- 2-5 weeks of vacations, pending years of service.

- 10 paid holidays per year.

- This is a union represented position.

Port Townsend Paper Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are a drug-free workplace.

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