Are you passionate about continuous improvements? 

Your next workplace

Holmen Iggesund 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

Best in class engineering is integral to the success of our mill. We are seeking a proactive and astute senior leader to join the mill management team, reporting to the Operations Director. Capable of driving improvements in engineering maintenance, with a proven track record of engaging teams and gaining outstanding results.

You will be safety-conscious, ensuring your experienced team have the competence and knowledge to undertake processes safely whilst ensuring maximum machine uptime. Working closely with production colleagues, ensuring overall equipment efficiency targets are reached and preventative maintenance activities are successfully embedded into our routines.

You will be responsible for compliance with statutory requirements, safety standards and engineering area budgets.

To succeed in this role

The successful Head of Engineering will possess and/or demonstrate:

  • An Engineering/Science Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Excellent, applied knowledge of world class modern maintenance practices, including criticality assessment, maintenance strategies, condition-based maintenance etc.
  • Significant and relevant experience of senior leadership, organisation development and change management.
  • Training or a qualification in health and safety.

Desirable but not essential you would possess knowledge of pulp and paper processes, budget and financial control.

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 
  • Family friendly procedures including enhanced maternity leave and menopause procedure

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.  

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.  There is some opportunity for flexible working in this role but it's expected that the majority of time is spent on site.

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 and covering letter to arrive by 1800 hours on Friday 14th April 2023


Employment level

Permanent employment

Working hours


Occupation degree

Full time



Last day of application

14 April, 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.