Clearwater Paper Corporation

Pulp Mill Shift Supervisor

Req No.
Location : Location
Engineering & Operations


Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a publicly held company and a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service. 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. 

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Coordinates and directs the activities of the hourly production employees to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining safety and quality.  

  • Instructs and leads crew in safe work practices in pursuit of zero injuries.
  • Provides information and training on OSHA rules and regulations and additional site procedures
  • Provides information and training for crew on all equipment and processes in area of responsibility.
  • Maintains personnel records and executes performance evaluations on employees.
  • Assigns tasks and follows up with crew when necessary to ensure that work is completed on schedule.
  • Identifies and corrects any potential problems (troubleshooting) and takes appropriate action necessary to prevent serious equipment failure.
  • Leads crews to improve processes by identifying and eliminating non value added activities (waste).

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Actively seeks and allocates appropriate decision-making authority or task responsibility to appropriate individuals based on their abilities, availability, motivation, and development needs; considers potential positive and negative impact, business unit priorities, organizational values, and the opportunity to enhance others’ knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies barriers that impact customer service and retention; communicates concerns and recommendations to others.
  • Uses understanding of customer needs and the organization’s customer service practices to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create customer satisfaction and prevent service issues from occurring.
  • Creates relevant options for addressing problems and opportunities that will achieve desired outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates business opportunities, targeting those with the greatest potential for producing positive business results.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Illustrative Essential Functions

  • High speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment.
  • Dirt, noise, odour, & temperature extremes.
  • Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process

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?

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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