Pulper Operator (UK) 1 1

The Sofidel Group  

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 1,919 million Euros (2019) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,308,000 tonnes in 2019). “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.


Feed the pulpers according to the daily loading sheet in compliance with the working instructions and the safety guide lines.


  • 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