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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


  • Shift Manager – Telford


    The ideal candidate will have some previous production or operational team supervisory experience.  You must be able to communicate effectively and work in an efficient and timely manner with a calm and positive outlook.


    • Shift management of the team of cell leaders and production operatives
    • Ensure the efficiency of production lines and adherence with production plans
    • Responsible for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with Safety and Environmental Standards
    • Quality of all products made in conjunction with ISO 9001 Quality System
    • Manage cost control, in relation to labour resource, production quality & complexity of production line and product produced


    • Pervious production or operations supervisory experience of some kind as this is a hands-on role (A FMCG or automotive background would be advantageous)
    • Some previous people management experience
    • Good interpersonal and influencing skills
    • Some technical ability
    • Be an effective delegator and agile thinker
    • Committed, hard working, driven individual
    • Good analytical and quantitative skills
    • Good communication, facilitation skills and people skills
    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

  • 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

Speculative Application

  • Speculative Application

    We are always looking for new talent to join Northwood. If you think you might be the right fit for us, then please complete the form below.

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