Clearwater Paper Corporation

HVAC Electrical and Instrumentation Mechanic - 2020

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Clearwater Paper is the country's largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains and a world-class manufacturer of high-quality bleached paperboard and pulp.  We help customers strengthen brands and capture market share. We are also an active corporate citizen in the communities where we work and live.


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.


Perform electrical construction tasks including installation of conduit, wire tray, wire pulling, enclosures, transformers and all electrical terminations per NEC Code.

 Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of photo eyes, proximity switches, limit switches, PLC input/output modules and all associated control wiring.

  • Configure, troubleshoot and repair motors, motor control centers, variable frequency drives and soft-starts up to 2300V.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot position feedback devices, encoders, load cells, hydraulic systems, natural gas burners and boiler control systems.
  • Installation, calibration and troubleshooting of pressure, level, flow, temperature, consistency, conductivity, turbidity and pH transmitters.
  • Tuning of process control loops and machine control systems.
  • Programming and troubleshooting of DCS, PLC and HMI interfaces.
  • Perform configuration and logic modifications to DCS and PLC control systems. Modifications will include programming in ladder logic, block logic, sequential logic and statement logic.
  • Design and specification of communication protocols, including Profibus, serial and industrial Ethernet.


Required education and related experience:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated electrical experience or 2 years of related education in lieu of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with PLC’s, pneumatics or hydraulic systems.
  • Experienced in working with computerized maintenance system preferred.
  • Industrial maintenance experience preferred.


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


  • Reading Blueprints, Schematics and Symbols
  • Troubleshooting Skills
  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Batteries and DC Circuits;  DC Equipment and Controls
  • Transformers and AC Circuits
  • Electrical Measuring Instruments and Electrical Safety and Protection
  • Single-Phase Motor and Three-Phase Systems
  • AC Control Equipment
  • Basic Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Troubleshooting
  • Semiconductors, Power Supplies, Amplifiers and Oscillators
  • Digital Logic Systems
  • Tubing and Hose System Maintenance
  • Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection
  • Computers Usage and How they Function; Maintaining/Troubleshooting Computer Systems
  • Input/Output Devices
  • Process Control and Computers in Process Control
  • Control Loops Operation, Tuning, Controllers, Data Transmission
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Measurement Instrumentation – Pressure,  Force/Weight/Motion,  Flow,  Level, Temperature
  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Final Control Elements
  • Safety, Calibration, and Testing Procedures
  • Industrial Rigging Principles and Practices
  • Equipment Installation


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