Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Back Tender / Paper Machine Tender - (Industrial Manufacturing experience required)

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    Job Post Information : Post End Date (EST)
  • Overview

    At Clearwater Paper, we're dedicated to the success of our customers and our employees. If you're looking for a sense of purpose, teamwork, and a leading company that's growing fast, we're looking for you.


    Clearwater Paper Corporation is seeking experienced Machine Tenders and Back Tenders to support paper machine operations in our Shelby, NC plant.  Successful candidates will have a minimum of one (1) year consistent industrial manufacturing experience as a machine operator and experience troubleshooting industrial machinary.   Candidates with experience working on a paper machine is preferred.  



    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that addresses our employees’ health, income security, and capital accumulation needs. Benefits include:


    • Medical, prescription drug, and vision
    • Dental benefits
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • Retirement programs
    • Disability benefits
    • Life insurance benefits
    • Dependent life insurance
    • Work/Life support
    • And more




    Key responsibilities are not limited, but include:


    • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shift
    • Troubleshoot equipment to resolve issues on machine
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
    • Familiar with Lockout/Tagout policies as well as Confine Space policies
    • Assist with control room operating duties, such as blade changes and machine sheet breaks
    • Examine completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work orders, and adjust machinery or notify appropriate individuals as necessary to correct production problems
    • Assist in Continuous Improvement projects, such as 5S events and Kaizens
    • Assist during maintenance outages and felt and wire changes
    • Move finished rolls, chemicals or other materials to and from storage or production areas and loading docks with material handling equipment
    • Learn DCS for Machine Operations
    • Learn Wet end and Dry end components of a Paper Machine
    • Understand operations of a small gas fired Boiler – boiler startup and boiler water testing
    • Adjust Paper Machine Process To Maintain Quality Centerlines Of Paper
    • Assist and direct team members in daily operations of paper machine
    • Assist Quality Department during trials
    • Train Team Members in Paper Making Process and Back Tender Responsibilities
    • Perform Responsibilities as a Relief Control Room Operator
    • Enter Work Orders Into JDE Work Order System To Identify Equipment In Need Of Repairs
    • Work With Maintenance and E&I Department in Completing Work Orders
    • Manage Team on down Days If in Control Room operator position
    • Able To Prioritize Several Situations At Once
    • Other duties as assigned


    Required qualifications and competencies:


    • High school education or GED required
    • Minimum 1 year industrial manufacturing experience
    • Experience troubleshooting industrial machinary 
    • Problem solving ability
    • Good reading, writing and verbal skills
    • Leadership ability
    • Positive attitude
    •  Self-Motivated
    • Good mechanical skills
    • Solid computer skills
    • Ability to operate high speed equipment after an initial training period
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a team or self-directed work environment

    Additional experience preferred:

    • Experience working on a paper machine and/or Tissue paper experience
    • Achievement of technical skills in all positions on the paper machine
    • Prior DCS (Distributive Control System) experience 

    This position requires working in all areas of the paper machine. Continuous walking/standing, climbing stairs and working on catwalks,  lifting upto 50lbs, bending and stooping will be required.  The environment is hot, humid and loud.  There are slipping, tripping and falling hazards, as well as in running nips and suspended loads. Compressed air, steam, lubrication oil and hydraulic fluid will be used in the paper machine area. Travel for this position is minimal, but may be occasionally required. Overtime is required to complete critical tasks and meet deadlines.






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