Job Vacancies

If you would like to work with us, we'd love to hear from you. Our current vacancies are listed below. To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter stating the role you are applying for.

Pelta Medical Papers have come together with the training provider CATCH UK to introduce five new Production Apprentices to further help efficiently run our production processes and enhance the capability of our future Operations team. The apprenticeships will commence in September 2024.

Positions Available
5 x Papermaking Process Apprentices, 3-year programme (18+ Age Requirement)

With quality and safety standards in mind at all times, our business depends highly on the skills and dedication of our Production team. As well as progressing through the required learning modules and block release, you will also be in a dedicated Production Operative role - so responsible for a specific part of our process.

As you build your skills throughout the 3-year programme you will move into different Production roles and experience the wider process.

You will also spend time in every area of our business (e.g. Engineering, Quality Control, Product Development, Logistics, Sales, Finance, IT etc) to help build your broader business and commercial skills for your future career with us once qualified. We're looking for candidates committed to delivering process excellence and to helping shape our businesses future.

Working Week
The apprenticeship will consist of a combination of block release at CATCH in Stallingborough and Beetham Mill. There will also be blocks of online learning throughout the apprenticeship.

Desired Qualifications
Applicants will need a minimum of 3 GCSEs at A*-C (9-4) Grades including in English and Mathematics based subjects or equivalent.

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.

Submit your application via the Apply button below.

Reporting to: Head of Engineering

Overall Purpose of the Role:
Due to succession planning and development of the Engineering Department, we are recruiting for a Maintenance Manager to join the team. This position has the Electrical and Mechanical Foremen reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager.

We are offering the opportunity for a motivated individual to join a team of dedicated Engineers in maintaining our paper machines and auxiliary processes onsite, to maximise efficiencies safely, 24 hours per day. The successful applicant is to have a minimum of 10 years’ experience over their career in an industrial environment. They will join a team working a Monday to Friday, 8:00– 16:30 working pattern. Due to the nature of the role, support out of hours would sometimes occur. Hybrid working can be agreed.

Engineering within paper mills offers a very diverse and interesting scope of daily work, and we are looking for an individual with the enthusiasm and technical ability.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Management of all plant related maintenance activities to ensure they are carried out in line with the company maintenance strategy.
• Management of both the Electrical and the Mechanical Foremen, and to ensure effective control of maintenance activities across disciplines.
• Driving continuous improvement in maintenance related tasks, including use of root cause analysis where relevant, and to identify defect trends.
• Attend / deliver regular team briefings to discuss priorities and plan maintenance work in production downtime.
• Support the Foremen with the supervision and support of both night and weekend shifts.
• Identifying training needs and providing training and feedback through completing one to one reviews, appraisals, and coaching.
• Qualifying service sub-contractors and agreeing work activities in conjunction with in-house team activities.
• Deliver improvement through identifying preventative maintenance programmes that support the smooth running of plant equipment.
• Working with the Stores & Facilities Engineer to identify critical spares levels.
• Identifying areas of risk on ageing assets and working with the project team on improvements.
• Completion of risk assessments and work-based method statements to ensure that maintenance team’s health and safety is to the highest standard.
• Support the Company during quality audits as required.
• Any other duties to meet on-going needs of the organisation including undertaking training and development deemed necessary for the role.

Experience, Qualities and Qualifications:
• Advanced Apprenticeship / HND / Degree level in Engineering (Electrical bias preferred)
• Min. of 10 years’ work experience in an industrial environment (Essential)
• Min. of 3 years supervisory or Managerial experience (Essential)
• Experience in a continuous manufacture industrial environment (Desirable)

• Competitive salary
• Company Pension Scheme (6-8% Employer Contribution, 4% Employee Contribution)
• Annual bonus (discretionary on company and individual performance)
• Health Cash Plan (including an Employee Assistance Programme)
• Sick Pay Scheme
• Access to Occupational Health & Health Surveillance
• Cycle to Work Scheme

Working Pattern:
• 07:45-16:15 or 08:00-16:30 working pattern with 30 mins for lunch

Reporting to: EC & I Engineer

Overall Purpose of the Role:
To ensure that all instrumentation and electronic equipment on site is maintained correctly.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Liaise with EC&I Engineer to see that all control systems are working correctly.
• Repair and calibration of various types of instrumentation, including; temperature, level, pressure, flow and load instrumentation.
• Liaise with EC&I Engineer regarding the condition of equipment to allow for financial planning in replacement and refurbishment activities.
• Participate in the commissioning of new or modified equipment.
• Maintain the outstanding work list and work to priorities, in conjunction with other departments and within the Engineering Team.
• Support in a breakdown situation.
• Prepare and amend as appropriate, electrical drawings.
• Liaise with outside contractors as required.
• Ensure the Health & Safety of employees and contractors around your work and ensure that Safe Systems of Work are followed.
• Ensure all accidents and dangerous incidents are reported and appropriate action taken.

Essential Experience & Knowledge:
• L3 Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent in related discipline
• HNC in related discipline
• At least 3 years post apprenticeship experience in industry.
• 18th Edition Wiring regulations (advantageous)
• Ability to fault find on complex systems using drawings & manuals.
• Knowledge and understanding of control theory.
• Working with various types of signals and communication.
• Experience using DCS and SCADA control systems along with understanding of the control architecture.
• Understanding of PLC logic.
• Experience working on pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Personal Skills & Qualities:
• Able to work interdepartmentally and be a team player.
• Clear and concise communicator.

Why join the team

  • Global team of dedicated, passionate people
  • Agile and future-focussed
  • Over 50 years of industry experience
  • Innovative research and development
  • Manufacturing excellence
  • Exciting opportunities for career progression


  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension (6-8% employer contribution)
  • 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays)
  • Health cash plan
  • Annual bonus
  • Optional hybrid working for office-based roles

Get in touch

If you are passionate about working for Pelta and don’t see a suitable career opportunity, please send us your CV for future consideration, mentioning the type of opportunity you would like. We’ll be back in touch if something arises and will hold onto your details for 6 months.