Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Paper Machine Assistant Superintendent (Business Unit Leader)

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

    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) is a $1.8B company that manufactures quality consumer tissue, away from home tissue, parent role tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at its 15 manufacturing and converting locations across the nation.



    ·         Sets objectives and goals cascaded and aligned to the site Integrated Business Plan (IBP)

    ·         Lead TPM and Continuous Improvement initiatives.

    ·         Coaches the business unit in the right behaviors. 

    ·         Ensures the  business unit works to standards (Safety, Quality, …)

    ·         Develops the required standards

    ·         Coaches and facilitate losses elimination by using problem solving tools 

    ·         Assures the problems are solved (root cause) and tasks are implemented in a sustainable way

    ·         Accountable for the business unit operational budget

    ·         Defines and executes improvement projects and Approval For Capital Expenditure (AFCE) needs to support midterm plans

    ·         Owns the Daily Operating Revenue (DOR)/Weekly Operating Revenue (WOR)

    ·         Ensures effective communication and results review through the meeting sequence  (Shift Hand Off [SHO], DOR, WOR)



    ·         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 all safety programs and ensure that safe work practices are followed.

    ·         Lead safety initiatives and provide safety training to ensure safe work practices are followed and enforced.

    ·         Work to eliminate employee interactions with equipment.

    ·         Address safety concerns with a strong urgency.

    ·         Ensure environmental compliance.



    ·        Maintain and improve quality standards for all products produced. 

    ·         Lead quality initiatives and supports change to ensure satisfied downstream customers.

    ·         Follow up with the rejected/obsolete product to ensure timely disposition. 


    ·         Mentor Team Leaders to ensure quality leadership of hourly personnel.

    ·         Provide leadership coverage during the Superintendent’s absence.

    ·         Conduct investigations of safety incidents with Team Leaders and hourly personnel.

    ·         Develop team in areas of production, safety, quality and overall plant efficiency.

    ·         Ensure employee compliance with schedules, policies and procedures.

    ·         Assist in developing and implementing job-specific training program, Qual-card and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

    ·         Support capital budget process.

    ·         Creates an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team work

    ·         Communication of Site IBP and cascading objectives and priorities into the business unit

    ·         Responsible for performance management process (DRIVE performance and coaching 1:1)

    ·         Coaches and develop team members and individuals to assure a sustained leadership pipeline

    ·         Responsible for the motivation and morale of the business unit to achieve the expected goals

    ·         Collaborates with other areas internal and external to the site



    Required education and related experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree management, engineering or related field required.
    • Minimum seven (7) years manufacturing or engineering experience required.
    • Minimum five (5) years of supervisory experience.
    • 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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