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Our client has openings for E&I Techs who will use their skills and knowledge to support the mill’s operation including maintaining production schedules and mill requirements, in conjunction with National and Local Electrical Codes. These Technicians will report to the E&I Superintendent. 

Cosmo Specialty Fibers is a dissolving wood pulp sulfite mill manufacturing a tangible, in-demand product to a world wide market. This is a great opportunity to join a team with a unique culture of engagement and support that promotes growth and listens to ideas from the front lines. Cosmos Specialty Fibers has an extremely low attrition rate with many of their employees being there from day 1. Give us a call at 1-855-733-7325,  text 206-686-8084, or apply online today!

Located near the coast, Cosmopolis is the oldest city in Grays Harbor, Washington. Cosmopolis has access to 7 bodies of water and 15 state parks, including Capitol State Forest, Pacific Pines, Ocean City, and  Quinault Rain Forest, which is one of only two temperate rainforests in the Northern Hemisphere. Current residents enjoy the natural beauty, temperate climate, fresh produce from local farms, and the multitude of events and festivals hosted by the county. If you’d rather live in a larger town, Cosmopolis is just an 8-minute drive from Aberdeen, and about 45 minutes from Olympia, on a highway with very minimal traffic.

Terms: Permanent, Full-time. 

Salary:  $5000 signing bonus. New grads (Instrumentation) – 1 yr experience $30 hourly. 2 years experience $32. $35.41 hourly for fully qualified / experienced E&I Techs.    

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental and voluntary (Life, AD&D, etc.) 401K. 

Shifts: 4 days on. 4 off. 4 nights on. 4 off. (shift rotation provides 8 hrs OT every other week)


  • Journeyman level in electrical and instrumentation trades
  • Associates degree from a technical school is preferred.
  • A combination of equivalent education and various levels of experience will be considered.

Experience (various levels considered): 

  • 5+ years of hands-on electrical/instrumentation experience in heavy manufacturing.
  • Experience in a chemical environment with Pulp, Paper, and/or Forest Products experience is a plus.
  • PLC troubleshooting and programming. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience working with AC/DC motors, AC/DC VFD drives
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience working with DCS systems, process control computers, electronic and pneumatic instrumentation, analytical instrumentation, and control valves.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with low and medium voltage switchgear.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be equally comfortable working both in a team environment as well as working independently.
  • Must have effective time management and possess a sense of urgency in work habits.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, configure, perform preventative maintenance, repairs, calibrate, operate test equipment, and adjust any type of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and other industrial equipment.
  • Run conduit, pull wire and maintain 125 VDC system and lighting throughout the mill.
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair VFD, motorized valves and motors.
  • Responsible for knowledge, configuration, troubleshooting, installation and upgrades of PLC and DCS systems.
  • Coordinate and perform preventative maintenance based on established procedures and coordinate follow-up work as needed. 
  • Ensure all electrical and mechanical work meets established NEC codes and standards.
  • Support and adhere to the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies and practices, including acquiring and use of all necessary PPE.
  • Other duties as required.

Working Requirements:

  • Required to climb stairs and ladders, work above ground, stoop, crouch or work in cramped or awkward positions, and perform repetitive motions.  
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 75+ pounds.  
  • Must have close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  
  • Exposure to a wide range of temperatures, vibrations, odors, fumes or airborne particles.
  • Exposure to noise levels that are frequently loud, as is common in a manufacturing and/or mill operation.

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