Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Engineering 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. 


    Perform AutoCAD and manual drafting and layout work associated with equipment and process modification while providing moderate technical support to the engineering department.


    Drafting/Design Work

    • Assist with file management for drawings and equipment, estimating, designing, preparing technical drawings, and developing prototypes.
    • Test materials, devices, and products.
    • Converts engineers’ and technicians’ rough product sketches into working documents using CAD.
    • Perform basic design work—equipment layouts, piping systems, and pipe supports; sizing conduit; selecting wire and starter sizes.

    Field Support

    • Provide field support during the design and construction phases of projects
    • Manage simple projects with supervision.
    • Administer contracts with supervision--work with vendors and construction companies to insure contract specs are adhered to, safety qualifications and training requirements are met, deadlines established and met, and costs are controlled.
    • Assists with purchasing required equipment and developing implementation plans.
    • Gather field information--equipment location and shooting levels, dimensions, equipment operation data, thickness measures.  Depending on location, may include vibration readings and other related work, etc.
    • Prepared workorders for review, input in CMMS system as required; complete follow-up as needed.
    • Responsible for maintaining files and related project documentation in adherence with record retention guidelines.

    Project Management

    • Assist with the preparation of bid specs (scope of work, bill of materials, drawings, list of drawings, etc.)
    • Assist with completing estimates for assigned projects for capital budget and may be responsible for completing estimates and preparing AFCE’s (Authorization for Capital Expenditure) on less complex projects.
    • Maintain standards by reviewing engineering drawings and supporting documentation; make update recommendations as needed for review.
    • Take appropriate action to resolve details not completely defined.

    Training & Development

    • Develop knowledge base in TPM/lean concepts, with the learned ability to participate in problem solving activities to drive continuous improvement in area of responsibility.
    • Develop knowledge of CMMS system, with the learned ability to identify deficiencies and create work orders.
    • Assist in the development of standards and procedures to perform various functions on systems and review work of engineers, vendors and contractors for compliance with and adherence to standards and safety expectations.





    Required education and related experience:

    • High school education or equivalent.
    • Minimum two (2) years of related experience required or 2 years of college in a related technical field.

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

    • Have full working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.
    • Demonstrated ability to read blue prints and to have working knowledge of design symbols and drawing standards. 

    Illustrative Functions:

    • Exposure to heights, heat, and noise.
    • Occasional shift work during shutdowns or other critical times.
    • Personal Protective Equipment in mill environment
    • Climbing stairs
    • Bending

    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?
    I enjoy how the people at Clearwater Paper focus on being great. We do not settle for mediocrity. We work hard to continue to make the company better, even though it is already a great place to work.

    What do you like most about working in your department or function?
    The company has given me the opportunity to serve as the sustainability representative for my location—Lewiston, Idaho. In this capacity, I have had the chance to work with employees companywide and interact with the Avista Technical Advisory Committee and represent the company by speaking at site-wide meetings and external industry conferences. The company also has provided excellent mentoring experiences and opportunities for me to professionally develop and become more knowledgeable in my chosen career field.


    At Clearwater Paper we are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to communities; Learn more here


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