Shift Supervisor - North Las Vegas - job 853963

Clearwater Paper

Date: 06/11/2021

City: North Las Vegas, Nevada

Employment type: Full-time


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 developmentā€”all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

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

Safety and Environmental

  • Instructs and leads crew in safe work practices in pursuit of zero injuries.

  • Provides information and training on OSHA rules and regulations and additional site procedures.

  • Ensures that all safety and environmental recordkeeping is done in a timely manner.

  • Maintains a clean work environment conductive to safe work habits and encourages employee accountability


  • Responsible for the operation results and development of employees on shift.

  • Manages employees work schedules, vacations.

  • Aligns staffing on shift to match priorities. Shifts resources to the highest priority areas.

  • Acts as the interface between management and staff keeping business interests in mind.

  • Ensures the team works to standards (work instructions, procedures, Centerline [CL], Clean, Inspect, Lubricate [CIL] for safety, 5S, quality, etc.)

  • Provides team leadership and coaching

  • Leads and facilitates losses elimination by using the Go, See, Think, Do (GSTD)

  • Ensures the collection and right reporting of performance KPIs

  • Knows new standards and process knowledge and transfers to the team

  • Assures team members have the necessary skills to be effective

  • Facilitates Shift Hand Off (SHO) and participates in Daily Operating Review (DOR), Weekly Operating Review (WOR), and Monthly Operating Review (MOR).

  • Provides information and training for crew on all equipment and processes in area of responsibility.

  • Maintains personnel records and executes performance evaluations on employees.

  • Assesses the needs of the crew and implements developmental processes (e.g., coaching, counselling, taking corrective action, mentoring, etc.) to continuously improve their performance

  • Supervises hourly employees; provides training as needed


  • Goals of self and team are aligned to the site Integrated Business Plan (IBP)

  • Assigns tasks and follows up with crew when necessary to ensure that work is completed on schedule.

  • Identifies and corrects any potential problems (troubleshooting) and takes appropriate action necessary to prevent serious equipment failure.

  • Plans effective use of available resources and assists in the development of process, design and operational improvements.

  • Identifies possible cost savings in all areas of operation.

  • Assures quality of production.

Continuous Improvement

  • Leads crews to improve processes by identifying and eliminating non value added activities (waste).

  • Prepares and distributes information regarding changes to policies and procedures (as a result of kaizens or other CI opportunities) to employees

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. Bachelor's degree in Management, Engineering or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of industry experience.

  • One year of supervisory experience preferred.


  • 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.

Illustrative Essential Functions

  • High speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete surfaces

  • Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment.

  • Dirt, noise, odour, & temperature extremes.

  • Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding

  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process

  • Able to safely lift up to 50 pounds

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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