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Minimum USD hourly rate: 35.10
Maximum USD hourly rate: 52.64

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Clearwater Paper and Manchester Industries

Where you will work:The Cypress Bend facility is in the historic Mississippi River Delta and produces bleached paperboard and bleached Kraft pulp, used in the production of folding cartons, commercial print paperboard, carded packaging, and cupstock. This facility boasts over 300 talented employees and stretches across 730 acres. Clearwater Paper employees are proud to manufacture a high-quality product for an essential industry.

Cypress Bend is a rural community with close access to the Mississippi River. This is a wonderful location for those who love the outdoors and offers plenty of activities including fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. The Cypress Bend area also offers several opportunities for social and civic involvement including the McGehee Hospital, McGehee Boys & Girls Club, Food Pantry, Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas City Food Pantry, Paws and Claws Humane Society, and the Polite Foundation. Cypress Bend emphasizes exposure to the arts including the WWII Japanese Internment Museum, Desha County Museum, and SEArk Concert Association. Cypress Bend is in close proximity to McGehee, Monticello, and Drew Central public schools as well as UAM McGehee College of Technology and WAM Crossett College of Technology.

What you will do:

Process Safety Management (PSM) / Risk Management Plan (RMP)

  • Develop and leverage strong relationships with key business stakeholders, leading local team efforts around PSM/RMP in concert with operating departments and strategic direction from corporate OPEX and EHS teams.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of PSM/RMP program and compliance requirements.
  • Champion the identification of capital and expense/repair budget needs, related to PSM/RMP covered process equipment, and preparation of related budgets and projects for submittal.
  • Deliver annual self-assessments of PSM/RMP program elements to assure the on-going health of these processes:
    • Develops, implements, and coordinates program self-assessment annual schedules for affected areas of the mill.
    • Works with members of the mill work teams (Maintenance, Safety, Environmental and Operations) as required.
    • Support mill personnel with ad hoc assessments of the PSM/RMP program elements and facilitates corrective action development.
  • Administers the site’s PSM/RMP management information system (e.g., software systems such as Process Map or similar tracking systems) to assure effective on-going management of all PSM program elements and action items.
  • Oversees the facility’s use of standardized tools to execute PSM/RMP processes, including contractor services in satisfaction of the PSM Contractor Training Pillar requirements:
    • Ensures contractors have completed trainings and hazard recognition requirements.
    • Reviews, in conjunction with site and contractor project coordinator, critical details/information for successful contractor onboarding.
    • Oversees contractor work on PSM/RMP covered processes at the facility, ensuring acceptable contractor safety performance and the contractor’s utilization of effective EHS programs.
    • Ensures and supports completion of pre-start-up safety reviews (PSSRs) for all new or modified equipment installations, management of change, and other modifications to equipment or processes.
  • Participates in project teams for all projects to which assigned; may act as project lead for medium to larger scoped projects focused on assigned location or team.
  • May mentor junior members of the team.
  • Provides on-call/weekend duty coverage as assigned by the business.
  • May perform backup responsibilities to designated teams as needed.


  • Compiles and oversees the systematic management and updating of all Process Safety Information (PSI) at the facility in conjunction with facility departments and contractors.
  • Compiles and maintains a library of design codes and standards as referenced in the facility’s “Design Codes and Standards” document.
  • Responsible to assure the site has a robust Management of Change Process (MOC), factoring in process and equipment-related changes, maintenance chemical and material changes, procedural changes, and operational changes, for all changes which impact PSM/RMP covered processes.
  • Oversees updates to equipment-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for PSM/RMP, with participation of the relevant department personnel.
  • Responsible for ensuring all covered process operating procedures are reviewed and certified upon development and when changes are made, and annually thereafter.
  • Maintains the facility’s covered process(es) as required for the Master Equipment Listing and Preventative Maintenance and Inspections Schedule.
  • Files Operator Logs and trending on covered process data collection systems frequently to understand current and ongoing operational issues with respect to covered process equipment or elements of the PSM/RMP program.


  • Ensures the facility’s employee participation plan is implemented.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PSM/RMP program requirements and versed to lead in the facilitation of training as needed.
    • Ensures annual training related to PSM/RMP for all applicable facility employees is completed in a timely manner and properly documented in APSM software or on appropriate PSM forms.
    • Leads in the delivery of training and documenting employee training completions for those involved in covered processes on equipment-specific or system operating procedures and safe work practices per the plan’s requirements.
  • Coordinates mock exposure/response drills and training with the site’s safety team and the local designated fire department.

Audit / Review / Investigate

  • Schedules, participates in, and ensures timely completion of the facility’s PSM/RMP process elements, such as: Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs), Management of Change(s) (MOCs), Pre-Start-Up-Safety Reviews (PSSRs), Mechanical Integrity Inspections, etc. Assures development of appropriate corrective actions, and tracks-to-close all recommendations and findings from these processes.
  • Ensures all PSM/RMP documentation and/or corporate safe work practices are adhered to as it applies to the covered process(es), with special attention to process requiring hot work permitting, line breaks and lockout/tagout (LOTO).
  • Actively participates in, and/or may lead in conjunction with affected area leader, in PSM/RMP related incident investigations and corrective and preventive action development at the facility. Tracks-to-close all corrective and preventative actions resulting from these incident investigations.
  • Manages the facility’s PSM/RMP Compliance Audits including tracking to closure of all audit recommendations and reporting out on pertinent KPIs.

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support in a matrixed and highly collaborative environment to influence and drive process and change management.
  • Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analysing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating, and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decision.
  • Uses understanding of internal customer needs and program priorities to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create solutions and desired outcomes to achieve program(s) compliance.
  • Inspires trust through influencing, passion, and active engagement with teams.
  • Strong and adaptable communication skills to various audiences within the organization (written and verbal) to communicate program requirements, concerns, and recommendations to others; may lead in the development and presentation materials.
  • Demonstrated nimbleness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • Demonstrates a continuous improvement mindset by originating action to improve existing conditions and processes, identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas and implementing solutions.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or business preferred or five years of industry experience in engineering, operations and/or maintenance role(s).
  • Three (3) or more years working experience in an industrial environment, with a strong preference to paper industry experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of PSM Pillars or willing/able to learn through specific classes or onsite training, preferred.
  • Other preferred/required experiences/certifications desired:
    • PSM Certification – or ability to acquire certification within 18-months from time of hire.
    • Process Hazard Analysis Certification- or ability to acquire certification within 24-months from time of hire or as designated by the business.
    • Root Cause Analysis Certification – or ability to acquire certification within 24-months from time of hire or as designated by the business.
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills with strong ability to prioritize tasks/assignments, detail, and results orientation.
  • Demonstrated intermediate problem resolution skills that ensure proper evaluation, escalation, and effective ownership to resolution of more complex issues.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to express ideas and opportunities to superiors, peers, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Proficient in reading technical drawings or willing to learn.
  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, and work with minimal supervision.
  • High speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete and uneven surfaces.
  • Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment.
  • Dirt, noise, odor, and temperature extremes.
  • Climbing stairs, ladders, and scaffolding.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process.
  • Travel <10%

Total Reward Details:

We prioritize an exceptional workplace experience, offering a comprehensive total reward package. This position is eligible for our Incentive Plan. Compensation ranges are estimates based on market data. Actual offers account for internal equity and the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and more, generally begin after 30 days. Our paid time off includes vacation days, personal days, and company holidays. For more on our compensation philosophy, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at

Clearwater Paper does not offer sponsorship for employment-based visa status (including, but not limited to, H-1B visa status and other employment-based nonimmigrant visas) for this position. Accordingly, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis and must not require Clearwater Paper’s sponsorship to continue to work legally in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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