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Papermill Department

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Swansea Careers Fair
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Job Description:

Sofidel UK are looking for individuals who either have experience as machine operators or eager to get on the career ladder. There are numerous roles within our Papermill Department which are all achievable via assessments. The starting role will be a Pulper Operator, where the main duties are to feed the pulpers according to the daily loading sheet in compliance with the working instructions and the safety guide lines.

The role will see you on an exciting and informative training course for 1 month, before transferring onto a 12 hour shift pattern. Our shift pattern gives you every other weekend off and will see you work 2 shifts one week and 5 the next week!


  • Pick bales of pulp / converting broke, de-wire (pulp unit and single bale) and load onto conveyor in line with specified loading schedule, entering details into stock management system
  • Be familiar with the functioning and automation of referent plant equipment
  • Operate the de-wiring conveyor, pulper feed conveyors and steel wire baler
  • Identify potential contaminants in bales and isolate
  • Complete routine checks on equipment and installation in the working area and report any faults identified
  • Operate equipment in accordance with training guidelines
  • Maintain the equipment guaranteeing the daily functioning in line with the work instructions
  • Assist with the operation and cleaning of the paper machine if required, including all tasks where trained
  • Comply with all defined standards for quality, environment and Health and Safety
  • To ensure a high level of housekeeping of the working area is maintained throughout the shift
  • To ensure health & safety rules are adhered to

What we offer:

  • Attendance bonus
  • Sick Pay
  • Hospitalisation pay
  • 20 days holiday starting (increasing every year)
  • Ability to buy additional leave from worked overtime
  • Paid breaks
  • Onsite parking
  • 6% Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Plus many more incredible benefits
Why work for
The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,173 million Euros (2020) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,428,000 tonnes in 2020). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Swansea Careers Fair
will take place at
The Dragon Hotel
10am - 2pm
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