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Millwright - Welder Journeyman

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Skowhegan


Career Opportunity


Sappi Somerset is among the largest paper mills in North America, producing over 970,000 metric tons of graphics and board paper and 530,000 metric tons of pulp each year. The mill began as a greenfield pulp mill in 1976, supplying fiber for Scott paper tissue mills.  The first of three state-of-the-art coated paper machines was installed in 1982, with subsequent machines installed in 1986 and 1990.  Significant reinvestments over the years has maintained Somerset's edge on technology and also to branch out from traditional graphic paper into SBS board grades with the rebuild of PM1 in 2018.  The mill can also produce market pulp based on fiber balance, and continues to push for world class status in the realms of safety, quality, and productivity.


Position (job title):  Millwright - Welder Journeyman 

Work Site:  Mill Somerset 


Sappi, a leader in the manufacture of coated fine paper, is currently seeking candidates for a Millwright-Welder Journeyman at our Skowhegan, Maine facility.


Sappi offers a Journeyman A rate of $39.95 per hour. 


Preferred candidates will possess the following:

  • 5 years in trade
  • Ability to successfully complete "Qualified Welder" testing according to Sappi weld procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to read blueprints and working drawings, plan and lay out work, and take accurate measurements using devices common to the craft.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform alignments with laser alignment equipment on high speed rotating equipment
  • Have general knowledge of and ability to repair equipment with materials such as mild steel, stainless, cast iron, fiberglass, and aluminum.
  • Familiarity with associated Pulp and Paper industry equipment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, plan, troubleshoot, and lead repairs to complex mill equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience repairing and setting up precision rotating equipment


HR Contact for Questions:  Jaime M Sayers 

Contact Information:  207-238-3496,  

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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