Clearwater Paper Corporation


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Location : Location
US-NV-N Las Vegas


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


  • 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 Manager.
  • Work closely with Superintendents, mechanical maintenance supervisor, shift supervisors, planning department and appropriate department personnel to assure that all reliability activities are coordinated and executed to established plans and schedules.
  • Supervise reliability technicians & reliability lead with direction given to electrical reliability engineer. Provide positive, proactive direction and management to reliability team. Conduct performance reviews
  • Assess the needs of the crew and implement developmental processes (e.g., coaching, counseling, taking corrective action, mentoring, etc.) to continuously improve their performance.
  • Responsible for weekend and nightly mill wide calls.
  • Responsible for payroll approval process.
  • Review job assignments.

Safety and Environmental: 

  • Provide regular inspections of work areas to assure that good housekeeping practices are followed.
  • Instruct and lead crew in safe work practices in pursuit of zero injuries.
  • Verify that all safety recordkeeping is done in a timely manner.

Reliability Project Planning and Execution

  • Coordinate own activities and those of area employees to assure that all E&I maintenance work is conducted in a low-cost culture and achieving optimum equipment and process reliability.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of all reliability project activities being performed throughout the mill.
  • Identify and correct any potential problems (troubleshooting) and take appropriate action necessary to prevent serious equipment failure.
  • Coordinate and facilitate with planning department for development of weekly maintenance outage schedule.
  • Develop and maintain crew schedules for route plans
  • Plans scheduled downtimes and shutdowns.

Equipment Reliability:

  • Continuous improvement process support in (best-in-class) PdM process improvements.
  • Criticality audits (ABC’s) with vendors, operations and maintenance teams auditing and updating critical spare for assets.
  • Own the BDA & RCA process with maintenance and operations.
  • Runs Site DOR meetings, monthly route report outs, and site communication for reliability team.
  • Work with vendors, operations, and maintenance teams developing PdM, PM’s and updating JDE.
  • Updates and owns the reliability “Share Point” folder with SMP’s, precision maintenance documents, lube, and vibe report etc.
  • Delivering team Metrix and KPI’s. (Findings, completions and wins for the department).
  • Manages the Yankee safety management requirements including spare Yankee management protocol.
  • Management of the site tank integrity and pressure vessel certification
  • Management of the site safety relief certifications requirements.
  • Develop, document, and maintain annual site boiler testing
  • Develops JDE preventative maintenance program (PM’s & PdM) and asset criticality list (ABC’s)
  • Investigates and analyses relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards
  • Manages transformer PM program.
  • Manages site motor testing and Lube programs
  • Manages lubrication, vibration, UT, Thermal and IR routes on all machines.

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
  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in Maintenance or related field preferred.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a tissue or paper mill required.
  • Prior experience in a leadership position with supervisory experience preferred.


  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.
  • Advanced proficiency in JD Edwards required.
  • Must be able to supervise employees
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Illustrative Essential Functions

  • Ability to work in a high-speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, and walking on concrete surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment including eye and ear protection, steel toed shoes, hard hats, etc.
  • Able to work in an environment with dirt, noise, odor, and temperature extremes.
  • Able to climb 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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