Process Engineer

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 13 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,095 million Euros (2021) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,440,000 tonnes in 2021). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, 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.

The Role:

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paper hygiene products, we are continuously striving to innovate and improve, as such Sofidel UK are currently recruiting for a brand new role of Process Engineer to be based at our site in Hamilton, Leicester. Our culture inspires creativity, nurtures talent, and creates an inclusive workplace where you can thrive growing your career across our diverse operating divisions.

This position will serve as a technical lead in the development and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process. With key areas of focus including, quality, safety, process reliability and cost efficiency the successful candidate will strive for continued manufacturing excellence.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct themselves in professional, respectful and ethical manner at all times, carry out all job responsibilities in accordance with site safety rules and expectations, actively participate in the innovation and improvement of the site and company, and “find a better way every day.”

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement process improvements, monitor process capability and complete an assessment of process optimization tools & methodologies.
  • Lead root cause analysis activities to solve technical, quality or safety concerns
  • Improve manufacturing capacity and cost
  • Develop and implement production trials to resolve challenges and improve finished product characteristics
  • Work with operators and process technicians to develop, improve and monitor key processes and procedures
  • Assist in writing standard work documents, operator training programs, process flow charts etc.
  • Interact with Shift Leaders, Technicians, and Operators to identify and address knowledge and performance gaps. 
  • Lead the effort to identify, investigate, recommend and implement equipment improvements, new systems & process changes that will improve productivity, yield, and quality and/or reduce costs.

Additional Skills/Requirements:

  • Relevant Engineering Degree with a minimum of 2 years’ of experience in the engineering / Manufacturing industry
  • Sound engineering background
  • Experience of working in a lean manufacturing environment & culture.
  • Being familiar and having exercises with 5 WHY, root cause analysis and TPM.
  • Knowledge of Lean methods in manufacturing processes including Six Sigma is desirable



  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension scheme including salary sacrafice option 
  • Sofidel Simplify - a personal assistant in your pocket
  • Discounted staff shop
  • On site car parking