Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Req No.
    Location : Location
    US-NV-N Las Vegas
  • Overview

    Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, hard 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.


    Provide engineering services to develop and implement capital projects.  Assist operations and maintenance with technical analyses and designs to improve existing processes and equipment.  Manage project work to be in compliance with environmental and safety regulations.  Use engineering standards and specifications in the design and construction of projects.



    • Execute capital projects and other significant facility changes/improvements while impacting safety in the facility in a positive manner
    • Ensure safety is designed into all equipment additions and modifications
    • Ensure that equipment installations are completed in a safe manner and that property safety reviews are conducted and loss control risks are addressed

    Capital Project Execution

    • Development and execute capital projects to:
      • Suppor stregegic initiatives
      • Reduce costs
      • Sustain and improve operations from a safety, reliability and environmental standpoint
    • Excecute capital projects ensuring successful acehievement of facility objectives
    • Abide by the spirit of all identified industry safety guidlines, mandates, regulations and laws
    • Influence project execution and activity to support spending targets
    • Manage 3rd party engineering as utilizedto expedite project initatives
    • Support the development and implementation of cost improvement plans and programs that ensure a profitable manufacturing facility
    • Include energy  and cost effectiveness in design of all equipment additions and modifications
    • Provide technical support as needed to facilitate the safety and success of other mill teams
    • Provide maintenance support as needed

    Engineering Design

    • Verify existing equipment layouts and dimensions
    • Provide Engineering analysis during selection and optimization of equipment
    • Assist with detailed design drawings for equipment installation

    Maintenance and Operational Assistance

    • Provide technical assistance to trouble-shoot equipment and/or operating problems
    • Research options and recommend solutions to resolve operating and/or maintenance issues
    • Coordinate contractor’s activities for contracted-out maintenance work during equipment downtimes



    Required education and related experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
    • Five (5) years applicable relevant engineering experience required
    • Continuous improvement experience preferred

    Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

    • Strong communication skills; experience with vendor interations; ideally collaborating with others to help define needs, identify solutions and resolve problems
    • Strong analytical skills to define probelms and develop mechanical solutions ti improve process/asset produtivity/safety
    • Strong mechanical aptitude, mathematical proficiency, and troubleshooting skills
    • Self-motivated individual with take-charge attitude and an understanding of personnel managment techniques
    • Strong computer skills, incuding, but not limited to, a working knowledge of JD Edwards, AutoCad, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project
    • Good verbal and written communication skills required.
    • Excellent Planning and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.



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