Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • EHS Specialist

    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. 


    The EHS Specialist will work with the site EHS Manager to implement a comprehensive EHS program that provides protection to mill employees and the environments in which we operate. The position will provide safety and environmental guidance to enable and improve site execution of a risk-based environmental, health & safety process.



    • Assist in managing the development and implementation of select Program Elements (safety or environmental compliance programs).
    • Administer the site EHS Concern Program.
    • Assist EHS Manager with development of and lead the site Environmental Committee.
    • Lead EHS projects, including providing contractor direction for select EHS work, such as industrial hygiene or hazardous waste management.


    • Interact with plant personnel and company management to communicate EHS requirements, proactively identify compliance opportunities, and implement compliance requirements.
    • Provide direction and guidance to plant personnel on EHS matters.
    • Lead and conduct incident investigation into safety and environmental-related matters, including root cause analysis, and recommend corrective action plans.
    • Serve as technical resource or subject matter expert (SME) for site environmental compliance, permitting and self-assessments.
    • Conduct routine facility inspections and audits for compliance with regulatory requirements and make recommendations for remediation.
    • Lead pre-start up EHS reviews to ensure EHS requirements are met prior to initiation of new equipment/machinery purchases. 


    • Act as the site EHS Manager in their absence.
    • Develop, prepare, and maintain environmental compliance documentation, include leading generation of regulatory compliance reporting that will be provided to regulators with minimal supervision.  
    • Manage safety and environmental documentation to include contractor documents, safety performance measures, hazard abatement tracking and resolution, waste tracking spreadsheet, and annual Tier II report.
    • Develop EHS training tools, including defining site-specific training material for enhancement of company provided training tools.
    • Deliver safety, health, and environmental training to site associates and salaried employees.
    • Monitor and coach site employee in expected EHS behaviors and make recommendations regarding improvements in work methods to maintain/assure regulatory compliance.


    Required education and related experience:

    • Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering or Occupational Safety & Health or equivalent BS or MS degree.
    • Two or more years of experience in EHS in a manufacturing environment.
    • Experience in pulp and paper industry preferred.

    Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

    • Strong working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, vendors, and contractors.
    • Must be self-motivated, energetic and work with minimal supervision.
    • Must be results oriented.
    • Must be capable of creating quality work while meeting deadlines.

    Illustrative Essential Functions:

    • Must be able to read and interpret rules and regulations.
    • Must be physically capable of standing, walking and climbing stairs up to 8-10 hours per day.
    • Must be able to work in a hot, dusty, humid, noisy mill environment around high-speed equipment.
    • Must be able to adjust work hours to support the safety and environmental needs of a 24/7 facility.
    • Some travel required.

    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 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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