Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Paper Machine Supervisor

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    Location : Location
  • 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.


    Coordinate and direct the activities of the hourly production employees to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining safety and quality.  

    • Provide information and training for crew on all equipment and processes in area of responsibility.
    • Maintain personnel records and execute performance evaluations on employees.
    • Assess the needs of the crew and implement developmental processes (e.g., coaching, counselling, taking corrective action, mentoring, etc.) to continuously improve their performance.
    • Lead crew meetings and implement action items for improvement.
    • Lead crew in Continuous Improvement and Lean initiatives.
    • Assign tasks and follow up with crew when necessary to ensure that work is completed on schedule.
    • Identify and correct any potential problems (troubleshooting) and take appropriate action necessary to prevent serious equipment failure.
    • Plan effective use of available resources and assist in the development of process, design and operational improvements.
    • Identify possible cost savings in all areas of operation.
    • Assure quality of production.
    • Instruct and lead crew in safe work practices in pursuit of zero injuries.
    • Provide information and training on Occupational Safety Health Association rules and regulations and additional site procedures.
    • Verify that all safety and environmental recordkeeping is completed in a timely manner and maintained.
    • Maintain a clean and kept work environment conducive to safe work habits and encourage employee accountability.


    Required education and related experience:

    • High school diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering or related field preferred.
    • Minimum of five years of industry experience. 
    • One year of supervisory experience.

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

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Must have good organizational and computer skills.
    • Must be self-motivated and energetic.
    • Ability to work within labor agreement if applicable.


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