Packaging Corporation of America

Maintenance Technician - LME - Salem

Salem, OR

Job Description

Maintenance Technician - LME

Posted: Tuesday, 3/19/2024

Maintenance Technician - LME

203-SALEM-H, 2121 Madrona Avenue SE, 2121 Madrona Avenue SE, Salem, Oregon, United States of America Req #9731
Monday, March 18, 2024

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.

People • Customers • Trust

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, Salem, is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.


We are looking to continue building a high-performance maintenance team.  Our Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician Technician salary is based on skills, knowledge and experience.  The maintenance classifications rates range between $36.62/hr. to $44.01/hr DOE.

  • Journeyman Millwright $36.62/hr
  • Limited Maintenance Electrician $40.09/hr
  • Manufacturing Plant Electrician $42.01/hr
  • Supervising Electrician $44.01/hr

    PCA provides a competitive benefits package; including but not limited to:
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k with match
  • Gainshare
  • Life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Long & short-term disability
  • Stipends for safety shoes & glasses
  • Technicians supply their own basic hand tools. PCA provides all special and heavy tools.
  • PCA provides training hours to help technicians advance through the progressive skill levels and achieve higher pay.
  • 35-45 cent Shift differential 
  • Stipend for gym memberships


  • Employees (and their dependents) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance coverage, subject to applicable waiting periods.  
  • Employees are:
    • Automatically enrolled in PCA's 401k retirement plan at the time of hire.  
    • Prorated 40 hours of paid time off after completing 90 days of employment. 
    • Eligible for 12 holidays after completing 30 days worked.
    • Reimbursed up to $150 for safety shoes after completing their introductory period. 
    • Eligible for up to $35 per month for monthly fitness memberships.
    • Shift differential for swing and graveyard shifts.
    • Annual gainshare up to 10 percent of 11-month earnings 

  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.
  • Must be willing to work all shifts:  current openings swing, grave and weekend teams.



  • Be passionate about maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Minimum one year of experience successfully troubleshooting and repairing industrial manufacturing equipment.
  • Proper general maintenance and troubleshooting practices or technical training.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Willingness and ability to work all shifts.
  • Must provide own basic tools.  PCA will provide specialized tools.



  • 2 to 5 years of practical application experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, steam and pneumatic maintenance functions.
  • Journeyman Millwright Card or 5+ years of experience in successfully troubleshooting and repairing industrial machinery and technical degree in related field.
  • Ability to obtain State of Oregon Limited Maintenance Electrician license within 3 years of start date.
  • Technical degree and/or comparable experience in successfully troubleshooting and repairing industrial machinery and equipment; particularly within the corrugated or packaging industry 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-paced 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. 

All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

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