Multi-Skilled Engineer

Smurfit Kappa Beacon has a unique opportunity for a Multi-Skilled Engineer to work  in our successful sheet plant based in Aldershot on a weekly rotating AM and PM shift (Monday to Friday, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm). 

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.

Working within a production environment our Multi-Skilled Engineers are responsible for providing a responsive engineering service to the Sites Operations Team to ensure high levels of machine availability, efficiency, reliability, safety and quality standards are achieved and improved upon. You will make rational and informed decisions with regard to breakdown solutions and be responsible for providing effective and long-term solutions to continuously improve machine reliability.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • To provide engineering support to the department with regard to both Breakdowns & PPM.

  • Responsible for identifying necessary parts and equipment required for repairs & improvements.

  • To carry out both electrical and mechanical installations within the skill set.

  • To make rational and informed decisions with regard to breakdown solutions and completion of individual projects.

  • To carry out Electrical & Mechanical repairs within the scope of ability & requirements.

  • Execute planned and unplanned maintenance activities to an agreed standard, ensuring safe working always and carrying out Reactive and Preventative Maintenance.

  • Ensure all site assets are maintained to a high standard, meet site requirements and are reliable.

  • Use SAP to capture all maintenance activities (training will be provided)

  • Attain the engineering standards across the site by providing functional support and expertise

  • To perform on relevant Engineering KPIs

  • Ensure a robust and clearly communicated safe system of work is applied for all activities that you undertake properly risk assessed.

  • Ensure parts are booked out correctly to help control stock levels in stores

  • Be able to work effectively as a team not only with the engineering team, but also with production.

  • Work in accordance with site certifications.

  • Actively engage and participate in all elements of Health and Safety requirements

  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement at all times and assisting in process improvement projects. 


  • HNC Preferred

  • ONC qualification must

  • Ability to demonstrate Electrical/Mechanical installation experience

  • Experience of working within a Production or Service environment – preferably Print or FMCG (3 – 5 years).

  • Capable of using PLC I/O as a diagnostic tool 

  • Experience of inverter, servo, DC drives

  • Worked with circuits from 415 to 24VDC power & control

  • Understanding of pneumatics

  • Previous experience with conveyors, chains, sprockets, belt-driven machinery and fan applications

  • Worked with high-speed rotating machinery

  • Fabrication experience

  • Strong commitment to health and safety

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to adapt to changing situations

  • Strong team player and capable of working on their own initiative that contributes to the team's success 

  • Good communication skills at all levels

The right candidate can look forward to:

  • A place in a Company that puts people at the heart of everything they do
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation committed to supporting the local community through volunteering and sponsorship
  • 25 days of holiday per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • EAP for yourself and your family 
  • Regular bespoke training

    Please note that this vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal applicants should advise their line manager prior to making an application.

    Please apply via the company's dedicated recruitment portal.

    If you think that you have the necessary personal and technical skills and more importantly the drive and determination, we look forward to your application for the Multi-Skilled Engineer role and to welcoming you into our dynamic and successful Engineering Team.

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    Blackwater Park Holden Road
    GU12 4PQ
    United Kingdom

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