Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Senior Reliability Engineer

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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. 


    Manage assigned projects from concept through start-up.  Supply continuous in-plant engineering support to normal mill maintenance, and lead RCFA to eliminate equipment reliability issues.

    • Develops, coordinates and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts.
    • Investigates and analyses relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.
    • Analyses preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives.
    • Provides technical assistance to production, reliability and quality groups as needed to solve equipment and process-related problems and develops methods to improve processes.
    • Works with production and other reliability personnel to develop detailed project scopes.
    • Assist in the management of the Predictive and Preventative Maintenance programs including vibration coverage through the mill, plant tank integrity, pressure vessel integrity, and pre-post failure reports.
    • May manage Maintenance Department in the absence of the Maintenance Superintendent.



    Required education and related experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in reliability engineering, preferably in the paper industry.

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


    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
    • AutoCAD experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with vendors, managers and production employees to achieve goals.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Capable of managing Process Safety Management programs.
    • Familiar with and have a good working knowledge of construction and repair codes (ASME, API, NBIC, NEC etc.)
    • Knowledgeable with maintenance best practices (vibration analysis, oil analysis, etc.) preferred
    • Must be capable of understanding and troubleshooting complex industrial systems and equipment.
    • Understanding of  LEAN manufacturing and Continuous Improvement (CI) concepts preferred
    • Professional Engineering license preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of corrosion effects and metallurgy preferred.

    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.


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