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Packing Corp of America MAINTENANCE MECHANIC in Northampton, Massachusetts


Northampton, MA 01060, USA

Req #2897

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

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  • Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to diagnose, repair, rebuild, and replace mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic 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


  • 2+ years of experience in successfully troubleshooting and repairing industrial machinery.

  • Must be able to read one-line diagrams, blueprints and schematics.

  • Must have experience with rigging, machine installation and planning, machine rebuilds, pipefitting, design and build guards and enclosures, operate shop equipment including lathes, drill press, metal band saw. Also, welding and cutting equipment, repair of hydraulics and pneumatics, light carpentry work, plumbing, electrical and PLC diagnostics.

  • Must be willing to obtain both a Massachusetts 2nd Class Fireman's License as well as an Industrial Waste Water License (PCA can assist with these).

  • Be passionate about maintaining a safe work environment.

  • Ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift, overtime, and weekends as needed.

  • Must have own tools.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, particularly within the corrugated or packaging industry.

  • 2 to 5 years of practical application experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic maintenance functions.


  • Ability to share ideas with others to solve problems of essential importance.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Pre-employment assessment test will be required to assess skills.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Min Hiring Rate $24.45

  • Max Hiring Rate $40.96

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  • Northampton, MA 01060, USA