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  • Process Engineer – Chesterfield


    We have an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer based at our Paper Mill in Chesterfield.  We require a committed individual who has proven problem solving leadership and influencing skills, If you are an excellent communicator with the ability to influence across all levels, please apply today!


    • To provide the mill with technical support in order to develop the equipment, technology and site standards
    • To maintain product consistency, equipment reliability and maximise the asset capability
    • Imparting/coaching process knowledge to teams for consistency across all shifts
    • Attain the highest possible standards of operation and maintenance so downtime is minimised to within budget cost and available resource
    • Problem solving to route cause safely, effectively and in a timely manner in order to meet business needs is essential


    • Previous experience in a paper manufacturing environment
    • Excellent MS Office Skills
    Competitive Salary


  • Regional Sales Manager – North West

    What we are looking for

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, focused and experienced sales professional to join our team. You will be responsible for the Northern West region. Candidates must live in this part of the country.


    • The Management of designated regional accounts and delivering profitable added growth by utilising the end-user pipeline process and distributor sales personnel
    • Development of the Northwood branded portfolio in the designated regional territory (eg. Raphael Systems, Whisper, Optimum, Essentials, Perform and ProWipers products)
    • Management of the Regional and National distribution group locations in the designated territory
    • Responsibility for managing a set strategy through clear KPI’s and agreed objectives for the delivery of the targeted growth plan

    Experience and Skills

    • Previous field sales experience 
    • The ability to manage own workload, with the ability to multitask
    • Strong organizational skills and analytical ability
    • You must be creative, engaging, with a drive to succeed and achieve the desired results
    • Be an excellent communicator
    • Computer literate with experienced at using all Microsoft applications
    • The role will involve working away from home on a regular basis

    Desired Qualifications

    A degree in business management or a related field would be advantageous but not essential.


  • Shift Manager – Telford


    We are looking for a shift manager to join our manufacturing team at our Telford site. The ideal candidate will have previous production or operational management experience.  You will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency, quality and safety objectives of your shifts production activities are achieved, in compliance with Group Policies.

    Our shift leaders must be able to work with both managers and operational colleagues. You also need strong organization and time management skills to join our team. A good communicator. You must be patient, efficient and motivational.    As well as flexible, dynamic, with the ability to multitask and get things done.  An individual who is patient and able to remain calm in stressful situations.


    • You will lead your team of Production Operatives by motivating, teaching, guiding, and supporting them to achieve the daily targets
    • Lead by example enabling them to model our values and guiding principles 
    • Manage your shift using the performance management framework work to develop operators as our business requirement
    • Work collaboratively with the maintenance office in order to guarantee the best possible production efficiency
    • Promote, innovative solutions to maximize efficiency were possible with the support of management
    • Manage the coordination of size/production/setup changes in compliance with times and methods as required
    • You are responsible for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with Safety and Environmental Standards
    • Ensure that the Quality of all Products made, meet the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality System
    • Responsible for managing Cost Control within your shift rotation
    • Maintaining your Shift’s Efficiency of Production Lines and adherence with production plans
    • Work within the Economic Dimensions and produce Quantitative Data a required


    • Supervisor experience in leading a team of at least 15 – 20 people
    • Team Leader Experience
    • TPM/Lean Manufacturing knowledge and application
    • Experience in operating converting lines/process knowledge
    • Engineering background or a base knowledge of mechanics and electronics (would be advantageous but not essential)

    Required / Desired Qualifications

    • ILM Team leading or equivalent (desirable but not essential)
    • NVQ supervisory Skills Level 4 (desirable but not essential)

    Competitive Salary

  • General Site Operators – Disley

    What we are looking for

    Northwood is a group of associated companies that provide the manufacturing, supply and transportation of paper hygiene and wiping products for both the away-from-home and consumer market.  We have an exciting opportunity for General Site Operatives to join our Paper Mill at Disley to operate our larger paper making equipment.  We require 2 x General Operatives to work Monday to Friday and 2 x General Operative to work our rotating shift pattern. We need motivated self-starters who will be proactive in taking ownership of their area. This means working to high standards – encouraging others to keep those same standards, with an eye for detail to pick up on possibly quality challenges. 


    • Adhere to Health & Safety and Environmental Procedures and Regulations
    • Achieve output Targets set through effective teamworking
    • Complete all relevant daily production checks

    Desirable Experience

    • Ability to work rotating shift pattern, 2 x 12 hour days followed by 2x 12 hour nights  – 06.00 -18.00/18.00 -06.00 or Monday to Friday 08.00 – 17.00
    • Experience in operating heavy machinery
    • Ability to operate FLT
    • IT Literate – competent in operating Microsoft Office – Excel/Word
    • Self-motivated and can work under pressure
    • A can-do attitude, able to overcome obstacles with a team approach
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Good practical skills

    Required Qualifications & Experience

    • Previous experience of operating heavy machinery
    • FLT License
    • Somebody who is motivated, proactive & who has a positive approach to their work
    • Somebody who is flexible & who will help to support the business deliver a high-quality customer service
    • Health & Safety and Quality Awareness
    • Excellent attendance and timekeeping
  • Gambini Operatives (Level 1 & 2) – Telford

    Job Description

    We have a fantastic opportunity for both Gambini Operatives level 1 and level 2 to join our Telford site, reporting into the Shift Supervisor.

    What we are looking for

    • A hard working, driven individual
    • Able to use initiative
    • A team player


    • Responsible for optimal personnel utilisation during shift
    • Product Efficiency and Waste Control, achieving output targets set through effective team working
    • Perform Weekly Machine Inspection and highlight any defects immediately via Work Request system
    • Ensure Adherence to Health and safety procedures
    • Ensure Product Quality
    • Highlight any improvement ideas to Line Manager with detail of the opportunity

Health, Safety & Quality

  • Trainee Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Advisor (QHSE Advisor) – Lancaster


    We are looking for someone to support the QHSE and Management teams in meeting all Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental requirements in a professional and constructive manner in accordance with Regulatory Standards, Statutory guidelines, and Company Procedures. To contribute as part of the QHSE Team to the future direction of the business and in line with the Company Vision, Strategies & Guiding Principles.


    • Develop knowledge and understanding of QHSE subject matter in order to provide advice, guidance and support in this area
    • Support implementation and monitoring of the QHSE Policies, Procedures and systems
    • Assist in the creation, maintenance and conduction of the auditing schedule requirements for quality, health & safety and environment
    • Challenge behaviours openly and with respect
    • Promote Health and Safety in the workplace – Regular interaction with the workforce, workforce inspections, carry out opinion surveys and audits
    • Assist, provide and advise with the Health and Safety training of other employees
    • Assist in maintaining statutory requirements, changes and records associated with current operating Permits
    • Assist in maintaining annual / session ticket-controlled waste transfer notes for sludge, general waste, Deink -Pulper rejects and Scrap metal.
    • Assist in preparation of technical documents as and when required
    • Deputise for QHSE Manager as and when required

    desirable experience

    • Good IT skills (MS Office) ideally with experience in developing and working with SharePoint
    • General administrative and organisational skills
    • Ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, prioritising workload
    • There will be some travel to other Northwood sites requiring a driving license (or is working towards this in the first 6 months)

    Initial Training if not already held

    • Level 3 Health and Safety Qualification (NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent)
    • Level 3 Environmental Qualification (NEBOSH Environmental Management or equivalent)

  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager (SHEQ Manager) – Chesterfield


    We have an exciting opportunity for a SHEQ Manager based at our Paper Mill in Chesterfield.  This is a critical role for the site and the successful candidate will be an integral part of the site leadership team as well as, joining an experienced and dedicated Northwood Safety and Quality Team.


    • To manage and guarantee that health and safety objectives connected to Northwood Chesterfield Mill are achieved, in compliance with Group Policies
    • To ensure Northwood Chesterfield Mill operates a suitable and sufficient Environment and Quality Management system to meet the requirements of ISO9001, BRC Consumer Products, FSC and CHSA standards
    • To ensure Safe, Legal and Products of consistent quality

    desirable experience

    • ISO Lead Auditor trained would be beneficial
    • Exposure to BRC standards and audits is beneficial

    Required Qualifications

    • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent NVQ
    • Technical member of IOSH or above
    • Internal Auditor Qualified in management system standard
    • First Aid at Work
    competitive salary


  • Forklift Truck Driver – Telford

    Job description

    You are responsible for operating forklifts trucks to move goods around the site including production and our warehouses. To unload and load deliveries, stacking and transport various items and pallets for storage and delivery.

    What are We Looking For?

    • Previous FLT experience of loading and unloading double deck trailers
    • Pallet distribution experience
    • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment


    • Taking Pallets from the end of production lines and putting into the required warehouse location
    • Loading various vehicles
    • Scanning of Pallets from production lines via RF Gun (WMS System) and putting away
    • Scanning of pallets from locations via RF Gun (WMS System) when picking into marshalling lanes
    • Scanning of pallets from marshalling lanes via RF Gun (WMS System) when loading trailers
    • Scanning of pallets via RF Gun (WMS System) for all finished goods stock movements
    • Report ALL Scanning anomalies to Warehouse Controller via Pallet Investigation Form
    • Provide the correct pallets types required for production orders (production to advise pallet types)
    • Daily / Weekly Clean: When line / lines are stopped for cleaning, clean under the palletiser, conveyors and traffic area by the line / lines that have stopped, also Clean the warehouses (B5, B6, B7 & A4) Areas
    • Cover colleagues for all FLT Duties as required
    • Basic Operation of palletiser System and Conveyor
    • Load trailers as instructed / required
    • Saturday and Sunday: Assist with finished Goods stocktaking manually and via RF Gun Enquires of warehouse lanes
    • Taking waste bails into the waste area

    Desirable Experience

    FLT driving Clamp licence would be advantageous

    Required Qualifications

    • FLT Counterbalance Licence
    • FLT Reach Licence

Speculative Application

  • Speculative Application

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