Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Paper Machine Business Unit Lead

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    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) is a $1.7B company that manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, and bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing and converting locations across the nation. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and development—all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success. 


    Our Paper Machine Business Unit Leader will effectively lead, mentor, supervise, coach and develop hourly and salaried employees to improve capability and performance. 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 behavioral 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher or 5 years of paper manufacturing experience
    • Previous tissue paper machine experience
    • Minimum three (3) 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.


    Find out from our employees what they like about working for Clearwater Paper.



    What do you like most about working at Clearwater Paper?

    Everyone has the opportunity to learn. I enjoy the challenge of new tasks and processes to learn, and the opportunity to help others face and overcome their challenges.


    What do you like most about working in your department or function?

    I enjoy continuously improving our existing processes and developing new ones to make tasks easier, better and faster. It is fulfilling to teach others the importance of continuous improvement as a tool to achieve success.


    At Clearwater Paper we are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to communities; Learn more here



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