Maintenance Engineer - Manufacturing

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.

Here at Smurfit Kappa Tannochside in Glasgow, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented Maintenance Engineer to join our Manufacturing team. Reporting directly to our Engineering Team Leader, our Maintenance Engineer is a key role, responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of machines and general plant, through the delivery of effective electrical and / or mechanical engineering skills.

Main Duties of the role are:

  • Maximising equipment utilisation by carrying out effective preventative maintenance procedures, routine 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.
  • Identification and recovery of fault situations on all processing equipment that includes Printing and Die cutting machines and ancillary devices.


  • Knowledge of systems that would be advantageous: Lenze, Sew, Siemens.
  • Knowledge of Siemens and Allen Bradley plc's.


  • Understanding hydraulic systems.
  • Understanding pneumatic systems.
  • Experience of mechanical drive systems (Power transmission).
  • General mechanical repairs.

To be successful in our Maintenance Engineer role, candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Educated to City & Guilds or HNC in Engineering is required (Electrical / Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • 18th Edition Regulations Electrical certification is highly desirable
  • Ideally Alen Bradley and Siemens Plc experienced
  • Experience from related print industry background would be preferred
  • Highly organised, problem solver, methodical thought processes and high attention to detail

If this is the opportunity for you, please apply now!

People are at the heart of our organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and 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.

We 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.

Salary Circa £38k PA DOE + OT + company pension + training opportunities + retail discounts and more....

Type Full time

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Location Old Edinburgh Road
North Lanarkshire
G71 6PQ

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