Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Paper Machine Shift Supervisor

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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. 



    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.

    Each and every one of our employees contributes to the success of our company by showing up every day with a commitment to improving ourselves, the company and our communities.


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




    What skills and competencies have you developed since working at Clearwater Paper?

    The company has invested in my professional growth. I have attended training relevant to my job and I use what I've learned on a daily basis.

    What career development opportunities have you had since starting with Clearwater Paper?
    My goal is to become a top-level paper maker. I started in an entry-level position in the distribution department. Over the years, I worked my way up to the paper machine. I believe that goals are made to be reached so that new goals can be made. My personal goal is to achieve a position of increasing responsibilities during my Clearwater Paper career.


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




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