Clearwater Paper Corporation

Business Unit Leader

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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.


Responsible for the management support of the area. This position will assist the Superintendent and the shift department supervisors in coverage of the department responsibilities and manage and lead the department in the Superintendent’s absence.

  • Review daily schedule reports to ensure proper staffing levels.
  • Manage day-to-day operations to achieve production goals by implementing process improvements to optimize productions and reduce downtime.
  • Lead the shift supervisors with management coverage of the department.
  • Lead the processes while involving all departments for support.
  • Responsible for day to day area safety and assist with all area safety efforts.
  • Participate or review all safety incidents and investigate root cause. Assure follow-up items are completed in a timely manner.
  • Help support the behavioural safety program (where applicable) and ensure that safe work practices are followed.
  • Lead safety initiatives and provide safety training to ensure safe work practices are followed and enforced.
  • Maintain and improve quality standards for all products produced.
  • Lead quality initiatives and support change to ensure satisfied downstream customers.
  • Mentor shift supervisors to ensure quality leadership of hourly personnel.
  • Conduct investigations of safety incidents with shift supervisors and hourly personnel.
  • Develop team in areas of production, safety, quality and overall plant efficiency.




Required education and related experience:


  • High school diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field preferred.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of logistics experience required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to work within a union or non-union environment.
  • Experience in successful team concept organizations.

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


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with ability to learn production related programs.
  • Self-directed and energetic, able to lead and motivate others.
  • Knowledge of industry, machinery, equipment and processes.







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