Your next workplace 

Holmen Board & Paper is a Swedish company and a member of the Holmen Group. The Workington Mill produces premium paperboard under the brand Incada. Our paperboard is an integral part of the shopping experience for our clients’ customers. Since 2013 we have powered the mill almost entirely by fossil fuel free energy. We value our employees and products highly. Today we are approximately 340 co-workers. Our integrated pulp and paperboard mill is located to the west of the beautiful Lake District in the north of England. 

Your future challenge 

We seek applications from experienced a Mechanical Craftsperson to join our skilled team. The successful applicant will be part of a daywork rota system whereby a generous holiday allowance is built into the rota, some 12 hour shifts will be required, as is participation in the on-call rota.   

The function of the engineering department is to provide engineering resources to carry out preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance for all areas of the site, and also to provide expertise in most engineering disciplines to carry out plant modifications. 

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, the successful applicant will: 

  • Adhere to health, safety and environmental policies and procedures and engineering standards; 
  • Maintain the mill in an optimum and safe condition;
  • Use the engineering management system to source parts/information and select and report history in work orders;
  • Diagnose faults and take action to rectify them;
  • Adhere to the permit to work/isolation system;
  • Work safely within safety and skill remit. 

The successful Mechanical Craftsperson will possess: 

  • A recognised Engineering apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3 Minimum);  

In addition to the above, the following is desirable: 

  • A minimum of one-year’s practical experience in a process industry; 
  • Be computer literate with knowledge of 'Windows Office' suite; 
  • Working knowledge of Plant Management databases; 
  • Appropriate Health and Safety training – preferred IOSH Working Safely (minimum). 

We offer you: 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Fantastic Contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance
  • A range of benefits to support your health and wellbeing 
  • Opportunities to develop and grow
  • Full PPE and annual uniform/PPE allowance
  • On site Occupational Health
  • On-site staff canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly procedures including enhanced maternity leave and menopause procedure. 

Holmen is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.  

We are devoted and committed to developing our teams and ensuring that our staff have the courage, commitment and responsibility to perform at their best. We provide significant resources to enable you to achieve your potential and expect our staff to perform to the best of their ability at all times.  

Apply today! 

If you’re looking for the opportunity to challenge yourself and make a positive impact with a pioneering customer orientated business, we’d love to hear from you.  

To apply, please click the “Apply for this position” link at the end of the advert and upload your CV to arrive by 1600 hours on Friday 26th July 2024.  

Employment level

Permanent employment

Working hours

Shift rota

Occupation degree

Full time



Last day of application

26 July, 2024

Val Warren

Human Resources Officer

01900 600127

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We let the forest grow and give

Holmen’s operations are powered by the forest. The growing trees, the water rushing down the mighty rivers and the wind blowing through the treetops. This is the heart of Holmen, a business built around the forest ecocycle and the renewable products we can create from it. Our business areas are Forest, Renewable Energy, Wood Products, Paperboard and Paper. With a workforce of 3 500 people, we create a sustainable future and value for shareholders, customers and society with courage, commitment and responsibility.

Premium paperboard and innovative paper products from fresh fibre Holmen produces premium paperboard and innovative paper products for everything from cosmetics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and food to books, magazines, advertising and transport packaging. Our products are appreciated by conscious customers due to their exceptional properties and low climate footprint. We use fresh fibre from sustainably managed and certified forests. Our production and processing facilities are located in Braviken, Hallstavik, Iggesund and Strömsbruk in Sweden and Workington in the UK.