Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Process Control Technician

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    Job Location
    US-NV-N Las Vegas
  • Overview

    Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, hard 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. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.


    At Clearwater Paper, we have made it a priority to build a clearly defined workplace culture that is consistent companywide. Key aspects of our culture include:

    • Clear Values.  We embrace and practice integrity, openness and candor; environmental responsibility; a commitment to quality; and a focus on customers.
    • Continuous improvement. We believe there are always opportunities to raise the bar and get better.  We engage our employees in improving both the business and their performance.
    • Performance driven. We are focused on winning together and on delivering results.

    Our customers’ success and our success requires everyone to do their part, whether we are finding new ways to be profitable or reducing our environmental footprint.  If you are looking for teamwork, a sense of purpose, and a leading company that is growing fast, we are looking for you.




    Optimize machine control systems and equipment in a continuous production environment.




    • Perform all maintenance functions is a safe and healthy manner.
    • Work with electrical engineer and machine process engineer to improve existing controls, streamline operator tasks, increase machine productivity and to lead troubleshooting efforts with ongoing issues.
    • Utilize DCS engineering stations to maintain and modify machine control logic, human machine interfaces, control hardware and machine communication networks.
    • Continually investigates DCS upgrade options and assures control system remains supportable and trouble-free.
    • Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting the QCS scanner(s) both electrically and mechanically.
    • Ensures all machine control system device programs and settings are backed up on a regular basis to a known and readily available central location.
    • Responsible for maintaining all electrical schematics to insure changes are recorded and that all library copies are accurate and available to all members of the E&I department.
    • Assist with developing data acquisition historian reports and trends.  Also, perform historian system maintenance.
    • Perform resource functions for E&I technicians, including scoping, engineering and ordering parts, as needed.
    • Maintain and troubleshoot all machine instrumentation and electrical systems up to 2300 VAC, as needed.
    • Assist E&I Coordinator with identifying, prioritizing and planning projects, as needed.
    • Attend training as directed by the company to increase equipment knowledge and technical skills.

    Communicate to all other team members openly and perform special or occasional duties as required.



    • Associate degree or equivalent.
    • Seven years of industrial electrical and instrumentation experience.
    • Siemens distributed control system experience desired.
    • Proficient knowledge and skills with maintaining and repairing Honeywell QCS scanners.
    • Strong troubleshooting expertise of analog and digital controls.
    • Excellent reading, writing and verbal skills.
    • Must be self-directed and able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Must engage in continuing education to increase skills and technical knowledge.
    • Able to work odd shifts and to be on call as company needs dictate.
    • Strong computer skills, including PC hardware and networking.Proficient use of AutoCAD software.
    • Positive attitude with willingness to change with conditions.




    This position requires working in all areas of converting and the paper machine.  Some areas have extreme ambient temperatures and require hearing protection.  Working on and around 2300 volt electrical equipment will be required.  Lifting and bending will be required.  Operating man lifts and working at heights will be required.  Overtime is required to complete critical tasks and meet deadlines.


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