EU Gluing Technologist

Biscay | Basque Country | Spain
Yate | England | United Kingdom

EU Gluing Technologist - based Bristol (UK)

This position will report to the Vice President – Business Controllership and be responsible for technical support for complex carton gluing operations at two of our Beverage plants in Europe - Bristol (UK) and Bilbao (Spain). It is anticipated that this job involves travel every 2 weeks to Bilbao.

How you will impact WestRock: 

  • Assume overall gluing responsibility at Bristol and Bilbao
  • Review, evaluate and modify all technological operations within the gluing process
  • Ensure all gluing machines are running to optimum efficiency and capacity
  • Monitor new gluing requirements and sign off new configurations  
  • Lead technical improvements in the gluing department
  • Share best practices within the group
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects
  • Be a key player in long-term projects such product improvements, make ready time reduction, speed optimization etc
  • Develop standards for technological processes and process technological procedures for products
  • Contribute to the technological development of the product and participate in project meetings for current production
  • Monitor and evaluate industry trends within gluing and work closely with suppliers
  • Support Customer Service in the event of customer complaints
  • Support the installation of new machines

 What you need to succeed:

  • You are an expert in your field
  • You have significant “hands on” complex carton gluing expertise
  • You speak English well enough to participate in EU meetings (B2 level at least) - other languages would be a plus
  • You can handle a computer
  • You must be willing to travel within Europe
  • You must be able to work in a dynamic, changing, and collaborative environment

 What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of daily work

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