Clearwater Paper Corporation

Quality Technician

Req No.
US-NV-N Las Vegas
Job Post Information : Post End Date (EST)


Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.


At Clearwater Paper, we have made it a priority to build a clearly defined workplace culture that is consistent companywide. Key aspects of our culture include:

  • Clear values.  We embrace and practice integrity, openness and candor; environmental responsibility; a commitment to quality; and a focus on customers.
  • Continuous improvement. We believe there are always opportunities to raise the bar and get better.  We engage our employees in improving both the business and their performance.
  • Performance driven. We are focused on winning together and on delivering results.

Our customers’ success and our success requires everyone to do their part, whether we are finding new ways to be profitable or reducing our environmental footprint.  If you are looking for teamwork, a sense of purpose, and a leading company that is growing fast, we are looking for you.


Responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the CPD Quality Lab including, but not limited to, scheduling, prioritizing tasks, and ordering materials.  Under general direction, perform a variety of routine laboratory operations supporting quality, technical, marketing, sales, and manufacturing.  Operate, calibrate, and maintain special laboratory equipment for product testing.


  • Receive, organize, and test products.
  • Provide accurate, consistent product testing in support of competitive product analysis, national brand equivalent testing, and internal product testing for periodic analysis and product development.
  • Ensure data is reported and entered into databases in accurate and timely manner.
  • Support Quality Analyst in preparing competitive and comparative data reports.
  • Maintain sample room and product testing lab.
  • Validate equipment performance and manage equipment calibration.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment performance issues in CPD Quality Lab and at manufacturing sites, as requested.
  • Ensure product evaluation test methods are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Work with Quality Engineer and Site Quality personnel to troubleshoot and resolve method and equipment issues at manufacturing sites.
  • Work with Quality team to develop and implement new and improved product evaluation methods.
  • Support quality team members as directed to ensure quality and business requirements are met in a timely manner, including supporting data entry, reporting, and analysis for consumer claims, sample orders, document maintenance, and other group functions.
  • Order supplies in support of CPD Quality Lab.



  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Some post-high school or technical courses preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years lab experience and/or QA/QC testing required.



  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Analytical, math, data management skills and a mechanical aptitude.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team oriented, good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, able to plan, organize and prioritize.


Illustrative Essential Functions:

  • Industrial Environment – subject to extreme heat and cold.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn in the mill environment.
  • Noisy, dusty and working around moving equipment.




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