Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Converting Business Unit Leader

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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. 


    We are searching for a Converting Business Unit Leader for our state-of-the-art expansion facility in Shelby, North Carolina.  Our world class facility is focused on tissue production of premium TAD and NTT products.  Reporting to the Converting Superintendent, the 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, as well as manage and lead the department in the Superintendent’s absence.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team, work with the latest technology, and to make a lasting positive impact on our business.


    • 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 using TPM methodologies.
    • Lead the shift supervisors and team leads 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.
    • Lead safety initiatives, support behavior safety program, and provide safety training to ensure safe work practices are followed and enforced.
    • Maintain and improve quality standards for all products produced.
    • Mentor shift supervisors and team leads 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 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced converting or related manufacturing facility.
    • Previous converting experience preferred.
    • 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.

    Experience that will put you ahead:

    • TPM or Lean experience
    • Previous leadership, project management, or system coordination experience
    • Process Engineering
    • Data Analysis
    • Previous Supervisory/Management experience


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




    What do you like most about working at Clearwater Paper?
    I enjoy how the people at Clearwater Paper focus on being great. We do not settle for mediocrity. We work hard to continue to make the company better, even though it is already a great place to work.

    What do you like most about working in your department or function?
    The company has given me the opportunity to serve as the sustainability representative for my location—Lewiston, Idaho. In this capacity, I have had the chance to work with employees companywide and interact with the Avista Technical Advisory Committee and represent the company by speaking at site-wide meetings and external industry conferences. The company also has provided excellent mentoring experiences and opportunities for me to professionally develop and become more knowledgeable in my chosen career field.


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




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