Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • EHS Manager

    Req No.
    Location : Location
    *Environmental Health and Safety Management
  • 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. 


    This key leadership team role will lead our EHS team over two local sites in Shelby, NC. Our EHS Manager will lead the implementation of a prevention-focused environmental, health and safety program.  The position will establish, execute and deliver facility-specific EHS plans that support Clearwater’s overall EHS objectives and maintain regulatory compliance.

    • Provide EHS leadership, guidance and technical support to site Leadership Team on EHS performance, priorities, risks, costs, major issues/concerns and regulatory interpretations.
    • Collaborates with plant team to ensure safe, environmentally practical solutions are achieved for EHS issues.
    • Partner with business leaders/supervision to ensure progressive and effective EHS standards are created, implemented, and results achieved.
    • Leads execution of an annual EHS plan, including development of expense and capital budgets (as needed) to support these efforts.
    • Define and implement strategies to engage site employees in the EHS process.
    • Oversee the site-wide system to identify and evaluate hazards and implement effective controls consistent with Clearwater’s EHS process.
    • Lead incident investigation process, including root cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans
    • Build capability of site resources to support implementation of EHS programs
    • Oversees EHS regulatory requirements; ensures all regulatory requirements are implemented.
    • Develops and maintains EHS systems, processes and records.
    • Develops EHS training to ensure compliance and communicate expectations.
    • Act as the point person and lead interface with regulatory agencies (OSHA, DEQ, etc).
    • Coaches business leaders/supervision to perform timely and effective injury/accident investigations including diligent root cause analysis to prevent reoccurrence.
    • Ensures that required regulatory permits are acquired, that reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g., sampling, recordkeeping) are met.
    • Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, EPA, State/Local regulators) on EHS matters.
    • Provides guidance to operations on employees returning to work within their restrictions to encourage return to work at full capacity.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Safety/Health related field or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum five years’ experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.


    • Exceptional interpersonal, coaching and influencing skills in developing trusted relationships at all levels.
    • Collaborative partner in building culture and strategy in alignment with business needs.
    • Experience mentoring and developing EHS members.
    • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal EHS regulations.
    • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Operating knowledge of industrial hygiene equipment.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information.


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



    What do you like most about working at Clearwater Paper?
    The size of the company allows me to interact with other departments at my site and companywide. This interaction has helped me learn many different facets of the business, while also improving my overall day-to-day business and operation knowledge.

    What do you like most about working in your department or function?
    In my role as superintendent, I develop long-term departmental strategic planning and work to optimize day-to-day operational management in an ever changing and challenging environment.


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





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