Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Paper Machine Business Unit Leader

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    Location : Location
    Job Post Information : Post End Date (EST)
  • 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 Paper Machine Business Unit Leader will effectively lead, mentor, supervise, coach and develop hourly employees and a salaried process engineer to improve capability and performance.  Manages operations for three paper machines, stock preparations, boiler house, and waste water treatment plant.     

    • Sets objectives and goals that are cascaded and aligned to the overall site business plan. 
    • 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.
    • Conduct investigations of safety incidents with other salaried and hourly personnel.
    • 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.
    • Responsible for the development and/or application of standards and practices to achieve performance targets.
    • Provides leadership, direction setting, and coaching to drive operational performance and optimize results.  
    • Coaches and facilitates loss elimination by use of effective problem-solving tools such as root cause analysis. 
    • Responsible for maintaining adequate staffing levels, assessing/building capability, and leading disciplinary or corrective actions if necessary. 
    • Works with business team(s) to ensure consistent application of company and department policies. 
    • Assures continuous and efficient production, coordinating teams, equipment, materials, and supplies. 
    • Accountable for the business unit (groups) operational budget.   



    Required education and related experience:

    • HS diploma or GED is required.  Chemical Engineering, Paper Science, or related Engineering degree is required. 
    • 5+ years paper making experience, with at least three (3) in a supervisory/leadership role.  Previous tissue manufacturing experience is highly desired.
    • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage others and build teamwork and capability.    

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

    • Intermediate knowledge and application of MS Office programs

    • Strong organizational skills required. 

    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including continuous Improvement tools and concepts.   

    • Self-directed and energetic, able to inspire and motivate others. 

    • Knowledge of industry, machinery, equipment and processes.

    • Knowledge of process control systems and ERP systems; JD Edwards is desired 



    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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