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Minimum USD hourly rate: 57.69
Maximum USD hourly rate: 86.54

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

Organizational Leadership

  • Responsible for safety performance, managing safety programs that include annual training, scheduled safety meetings, safe job performance by employees, detailing with job performance issues as they arise.
  • Develops safety SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedure) and Guidelines.
  • Manages the department to ensure that production budgets are met or exceeded.
  • Manages and develops employees’ performance while growing employee competence through training.
  • Determines corrective action for production problems.
  • Ensures adequate raw material supplies are maintained for continued production.
  • 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 and 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.

What you will need

To be successful in this position, we are looking for candidates with the following:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of industry experience required in areas of converting, papermaking, and/or maintenance.
  • 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.
  • High-speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high-frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete surfaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment is required in the mill environment.
  • Dirt, noise, odor, & temperature extremes.
  • Climbing stairs, ladders, and scaffolding
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process

Total Reward DetailsWe 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.

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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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