Clearwater Paper Corporation

Maintenance Reliability Technician

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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.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

This position requires a responsible, safety conscious, self-motivated individual. The successful candidate must be capable of working safely in an industrial manufacturing environment. The goal of this position is to minimize downtime and maximize production through the use of predictive maintenance (PdM) techniques and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel. Perform AutoCAD and manual drafting and layout work associated with equipment and process modification while providing moderately complex technical support to the electric engineering department.

  • Collect and analyze PdM route vibration data
  • Determine equipment faults and fault severity
  • Verify repairs and collect baseline vibration data
  • Participate in investigating failures (Break Down Analysis)
  • Maintain PdM route data base
  • Maintain cabling and sensors for remotely monitored equipment
  • Other maintenance reliability centered duties as assigned
  • Initiate clearly defined work requests to communicate recommendations on equipment that has been identified as having defects
  • Communicate equipment liabilities to operations and maintenance management
  • Conduct mandatory monthly Leadership Safety Observations
  • Support weekend maintenance call duty and crew management as needed
  • Establish defect repair priorities
  • Keep Condition Monitoring Status Reports updated and current with all liabilities and recommended work



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2+ years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry or related heavy manufacturing industry as a Maintenance Technician and/or Vibration Analyst.
  • Vibration Certification: ASNT Level  I / ISO Category II
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word,  and Outlook).
  • Good Mathematical skills and aptitude
  • Ability to identify critical tasks and establish priorities.

  • Able to adapt and respond to unforeseen changes in plans and initiate new plans

  • Basic knowledge of on line vibration monitoring systems

  • Associate’s degree, vocational degree or equivalent military and/or apprenticeship program, preferred


  • Experience with Emerson/CSI Products preferred


  • Understanding of  LEAN manufacturing, Continuous Improvement (CI) and Total  Productive Manufacturing (TPM) concepts

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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