Apprentice Paper Maker

Level: 3


Employer: NORTHWOOD TISSUE (DISLEY) LIMITED


Location: Disley Tissue Ltd Waterside

To assist the Production Department, resources, and systems to ensure the company maintains a high-quality Product, always in line with Company Policies, Regulatory Standards, and Statutory guidelines / deadlines.

Duration: 30 Months

Expected start date: 05/09/2022

Hours per week: 40 hours

Wage: (Annually)

Job role includes

1.Responsibility - Safety Management

  • Create & maintain a safe working environment through continuous improvement.
  • To ensure operational areas are kept to the highest standard of housekeeping.
  • To undertake appropriate risk assessments.
  • To conduct inspections and audits at regular intervals, acting on hazards as they are present.
  • To be an active member of the H&S Committee, to suggest appropriate solutions to H&S matters.

2.Paper Sludge and Effluent System Responsibilty

  • To be able to operate the Effluent Plant to a high standard of safety and good housekeeping.
  • To be able to monitor the Water quality of the effluent treatment plant.
  • To understand the Sludge de-watering systems.
  • To optimise the Effluent treatment process to get the best results possible.

3.Stock Preparation Responsibility

To be able to assist the Stock preparation process ensuring the continuous flow of high-quality paper stock to the machine:

  • To be able to operate the Stock Preparation to a high standard of safety and good housekeeping.
  • To have a good understanding of the different waste paper types.
  • To understand the cost implications of each type of waste paper.
  • To ensure the correct type and amount of waste and is used, by ratio & by volume.
  • To ensure that all screens are routinely cleaned.
  • To fully understand the entire Stock preparation process.To optimise the process to get the best results possible.

4.Re-Winder Responsibility’s

To be able to assist on the re-winder to ensure a continuous production process.

  • To fully understand the entire re-winding process including loading and unloading of reels.
  • To optimise the re-winding process to get the best results.
  • To be have a good understanding of the knives used in the re-winding process.
  • To be able to both stop and start the re-winder safely and efficiently.
  • To ensure that all finished goods are manufactured to the correct specifications.

5.Converting and Packaging Responsibility’s

To be able to assist on the converting line to ensure a continuous production process.

  • To fully understand the entire converting and packaging process including loading and unloading of reels.
  • To optimise the converting and packaging process to get the best results.
  • To be have a good understanding of the log saw and its maintenance requirements.
  • To be able to perform quality checks and record correctly the results.
  • To be able to perform safety checks and record correctly the results.
  • To ensure operators have completed the necessary safety and housekeeping duties.
  • To be able to both stop and start the Line safely and efficiently.
  • To ensure that all finished goods are manufactured to the correct specifications.

6.Responsibility - Operational Management

  • Assist the production team to optimize the Paper machine to maximize productivity while maintaining product quality standards.
  • Optimize machine uptime to ensure targets and budgets are met.
  • Be an active member of improvement projects with a focus on reducing costs, increasing productivity and quality.
  • Plan, initiate, supervise all grade changes.
  • Conduct lab work to ensure Paper and Sludge quality standards are met.
  • To take an active role in fault finding with respect to Paper quality defects/output efficiencies.
  • Provide input and support for capital projects from inception to completion.

About employer

Northwood is a group of associated companies that provide the manufacturing, supply and transportation of paper hygiene and wiping products for both the away-from-home and consumer market.

  • weighting: Essential
  • qualificationType: GCSE or equivalent
  • subject: Maths, English & Science
  • grade: A-C / 4-9

The apprenticeship will consist of a combination of block release at CATCH in Stallingborough and onsite with your employer.

You will complete the level 3 science manufacturing technician standard including the City & Guilds L3 0610 in Process Technology.

In addition to this you will also complete a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in Papermaking.

    Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

    You will have developed a variety of interchangeable skills and have an in depth understanding of the papermaking industry.

  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Strong leadership

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Duration: 18 months

Expected start date: 28/3/2022

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Wage: 146.25 (weekly)

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Employer description

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills