Mechanical Engineer

The Smurfit Kappa Group plc are Europe's leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world. An industry leader with 46,000 employees globally, 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

People are at the heart of the organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of our communities.

Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK are;

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team at the Abercarn Site. The role is based on the 3 shift rotation (Days, Nights & Afternoons) but will also involve some weekend work and requires full flexibility to cover sickness and holiday absence on other shifts.

Working within a complex engineering environment the Engineers are responsible for providing a responsive engineering service to the Site’s Operations Team to ensure high levels of machine availability, efficiency, reliability, safety and quality standards are achieved and improved upon. They will be responsible for providing effective and long term solutions to continuously improve machine reliability.

Other key elements of the role involve:

  • Identification and recovery of fault situations on all processing equipment and ancillary devices.
  • Monitoring and adjusting equipment and process conditions to ensure that 'right first time' quality is achieved.
  • Maximising equipment utilisation by carrying out effective preventative maintenance procedures, timely calibrations, safety checks on all processing equipment.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement at all times and assisting in process improvement projects. 
  • Installation and commissioning of new equipment.


Applicants must be Apprenticeship trained/HNC qualified in an mechanical discipline. Knowledge of working within a Manufacturing environment would be preferred. The following skills are also required:


  • Understanding and experience of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems
  • Experience of steam systems an advantage
  • Experience of mechanical drive systems (Power transmission).
  • General mechanical repairs.
  • Fabrication experience
  • Able to read and produce mechanical drawings

Salary per month Competitive

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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