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Holmen Iggesund Paperboard 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

An opportunity has arisen for an Automation Engineer.  As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering and developing asset category management roadmap(s), supporting the planning and scheduling process and the overall mill reliability programme with a structured and sustainable approach.

Reporting to the OT Team Leader the successful candidate will: 

  • Possess strong PLC and DCS skills.
  • Identify and implement solutions for Automation asset categories to address obsolescence, improve the management of spare parts, competence and suppliers.
  • Support planning and scheduling of preventative maintenance and technical assistance for Craft and hands on fault finding using PLC/DCS systems.
  • Corrective maintenance within the E/I area.
  • Support criticality analysis, maintenance strategy and equipment failure analysis.
  • Demonstrate a structured approach to leadership and organisational development.
  • Work closely with engineering, contractors, specialists and suppliers. 

To apply for this role, you should possess: 

  • A recognised Engineering Apprenticeship.
  • Be educated to HNC level (or equivalent in a technical discipline).
  • Excellent knowledge in maintenance and project engineering/management.
  • Appropriate training in both Leadership and organisational development.
  • Appropriate training in Health and Safety.
  • Good knowledge of managing workforce.
  • Knowledge of creating and managing contracts.

We offer you 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Fantastic Contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 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 

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 10th February 2023.

Employment level

Permanent employment

Working hours


Occupation degree

Full time



Last day of application

10 February, 2023

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 for conscious brands Holmen Iggesund develops premium paperboard for conscious brands with high ambitions in sectors such as cosmetics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and food. With a focus on creating solutions that stem from real insights together with our customers, our product families Invercote and Incada are reknowned for their durability, excellent design properties and low climate footprint. We use fresh fibre from sustainably managed and certified forests. Our production and processing facilities are located in Iggesund and Strömsbruk in Sweden and Workington in the UK.