Clearwater Paper Corporation

Maintenance Shutdown Coordinator

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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

The Maintenance Shutdown Coordinator will be responsible for improving the Mill reliability through the disciplined application of the Work Management System principles with a major focus on overall planning and scheduling quality.  The Shutdown Coordinator will oversee the coordination, development, and execution of all scheduled work between operations and maintenance, to include urgent, routine, minor and major maintenance work. 

  • Responsible for Major outage planning and coordination with all departments
  • Continue the development of the T- Outage workflow for all Areas of the Mill
  • Provide Audits of the process and develop gap closure plans to improve the process
  • Provide overall guidance and coordination to department personnel and maintenance, to ensure efficient and effective planning and implementation of all shutdown activities
  • Monitor outage efficiency: crews to job ratio; outage executed on time and on budget
  • Outage Audits for Standard Maintenance Practices
  • Attend Outage Update meetings  - facilitate with Maintenance Coordinator
  • Facilitate Outage critiques across the Site to improve outage executions after each outage, planned or unplanned
  • Work Management System, work with Areas to review Backlogs
  • Responsible for area planners; improve planning efficiency and standardization to world class results by reviewing planned and scheduled work to minimize lost time and cost of work being completed. 
  • Be a liaison with the storeroom to reduce storeroom inventory through, inventory reviews and audits

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 G.E.D required. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a managing Maintenance/Planning position, outage scheduling, and work management systems


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have good planning and organizational skills to coordinate activities between Maintenance and Operations.
  • Self-motivated and energetic.
  • Strong analytical / troubleshooting skills. 
  • Efficiency in Microsoft Word, MS project and Excel required.

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 skills and competencies have you developed since working at Clearwater Paper?

The company has invested in my professional growth. I have attended training relevant to my job and I use what I've learned on a daily basis.


What career development opportunities have you had since starting with Clearwater Paper?

My goal is to become a top-level paper maker. I started in an entry-level position in the distribution department. Over the years, I worked my way up to the paper machine. I believe that goals are made to be reached so that new goals can be made. My personal goal is to achieve a position of increasing responsibilities during my Clearwater Paper career.


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