Paper Machine Supervisor

Date Posted: September 12, 2018
Clearwater Paper
Shelby, NC
Category: Operations
Job Type: Salary

Clearwater Paper

Company Description

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, 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. At Clearwater Paper, we're dedicated to the success of our customers and our employees. If you're looking for a sense of purpose, teamwork, and a leading company that's growing fast, we're looking for you.

Job Description


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

  • Provide information and training for crew on all equipment and processes in area of responsibility.
  • Maintain personnel records and execute performance evaluations on employees.
  • Assess the needs of the crew and implement developmental processes (e.g., coaching, counselling, taking corrective action, mentoring, etc.) to continuously improve their performance.
  • Lead crew meetings and implement action items for improvement.
  • Lead crew in Continuous Improvement and Lean initiatives.
  • Assign tasks and follow up with crew when necessary to ensure that work is completed on schedule.
  • Identify and correct any potential problems (troubleshooting) and take appropriate action necessary to prevent serious equipment failure.
  • Plan effective use of available resources and assist in the development of process, design and operational improvements.
  • Identify possible cost savings in all areas of operation.
  • Assure quality of production.
  • Instruct and lead crew in safe work practices in pursuit of zero injuries.
  • Provide information and training on Occupational Safety Health Association rules and regulations and additional site procedures.
  • Verify that all safety and environmental recordkeeping is completed in a timely manner and maintained.
  • Maintain a clean and kept work environment conducive to safe work habits and encourage employee accountability.


Required education and related experience:

  • 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.

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

  • 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.


How to Apply

Complete the application on the Clearwater Paper website.