Multi Skilled Technician - Diss

Multi Skilled Technician


Full / Permanent

Do you want to work for a company who...

  • cares for its employees & customers in equal measure?
  • is serious about sustainability & the environmental impact of its products & processes?
  • can provide a long-term future & personal development for those who aspire?

If yes, then read on to find out more about the job on offer at Smurfit Kappa

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Multi Skilled Technician

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Multi-skilled Technician to join our team at the Diss Site. The role will work on a double-day shift basis, but it will also involve some weekend and Bank holiday working when needs dictate.  Full flexibility to cover sickness and holiday absence on other shifts is required, when appropriate.

Key job requirements 

Working within a complex engineering environment, the Multi-skilled Technicians are responsible for providing a responsive engineering service to the site’s Operations Team to ensure that 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 and routine safety checks on all processing equipment.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement at all times and participating in process optimisation projects when appropriate.
  • Installation and commissioning of new equipment.

Applicants must be apprenticeship-trained/HNC-qualified in either or both electrical and mechanical disciplines and have extensive practical experience of the opposite skill where appropriate.  Knowledge of working within a Manufacturing environment would be preferred.

To fully contribute to the team, the following skills are required:


  • Practical experience and understanding of electrical isolation techniques
  • Fault finding in any manufacturing system
  • Fault finding on AC variable-speed drives (Lenze, Sew, Control Techniques, Siemens etc).
  • Fault finding on DC drives (Siemens, ABB, SSD etc)
  • Knowledge of Siemens S5, S7 and Allen Bradley PLCs. 


  • Practical experience and understanding of mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic (and other) isolation techniques
  • Understanding hydraulic systems.
  • Understanding pneumatic systems.
  • Experience of steam systems an advantage.
  • Experience of mechanical drive systems (power transmission).
  • General mechanical repairs.

What's on offer...

  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 statutory) as standard
  • Contributory pension scheme (plus ad hoc access to independent financial advice)
  • Training & development
  • Free on site parking
  • Employee Assistance - 24/7 free & confidential support to both you and your family
  • Access to on site mental health and wellbeing support
  • Regular health assessments (role dependent)
  • Cycle to work scheme

Who are we?

We are a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable paper-based packaging. We care deeply about the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the service provided to our customers. 

We have an incredibly loyal and capable workforce who we invest time in developing and encourage to reach their full potential; and you too could become a valued member of our ‘family’.

We strive to create a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and succeed. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences and welcome applications from all 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.

To find out more about the hiring organisation please search for 'Better Planet Packaging Europe'.

Salary per annum Competitive

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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Closing Date for Applications


Pulham St Mary
IP21 4QH
United Kingdom

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