Careers in Manufacturing, Operations, Production

We are a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. With sites in 37 countries, we have a strong manufacturing capability. We are a collaborative and diverse team focusing on safety, quality, sustainability, and manufacturing excellence.


Our success relies on a combination of traditional and modern approaches, carried out by a dedicated workforce, resulting in high-quality products and packaging solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our global customers. 

And we do not just make the packaging the world touches every day. We are making changes happen across our industry with people who share our ambitions and want to make a positive difference. A better, more sustainable, and inclusive tomorrow is possible when we bring together the right people. People with a genuine desire to make things happen. Who support and challenge each other to make a difference through their work. Every day.  

Collectively we are redefining packaging for a changing world and leading the transition to a low carbon, circular economy. It is what inspires our tea solutions meet the highest quality and safety standards. As a valued team member, you will actively support improvement initiatives, lead on-floor activities, and work closely with production teams to meet our goals.  

We are always hiring for a number of different roles including Machine Operatives, Production Operatives, Multi Skilled Engineers, Multi Skilled Shift Engineers, Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineers, HGV & Lorry Drivers, Forklift Truck Drivers, Warehouse Operatives, Lab Technicians, Production Schedulers, Site Maintenance Engineers, Shift Managers, Production Managers, Operational Excellence Managers, Health & Safety Managers, and more. 

I have been working in the paper industry for 22 years and every day continues to be a challenge. If you are a person with inquisitiveness, desire to learn and you like challenges, DS Smith is a great place to work.

Maria Berzosa
Paper Plant Manager

At DS Smith, people are our greatest asset. You’ll be encouraged to adopt an entrepreneurial spirit, embrace new ideas to improve processes and deliver an innovative agenda.

Dan Johannessen
Cluster Managing Director Denmark

Who we are looking for 

  • You will have outstanding people skills, organisational abilities, with an interest or degree in engineering / technical field.  
  • You will have a curiosity to embrace innovative technologies and continuously learn and contribute across business, geographies, and functions. 
  • You will be a team player who embraces our core values of safety, quality, diversity, and inclusion.  
  • And you will form trusted relationships and have a sense of belonging.

If you want to work somewhere that allows you to determine the career path that best suits you, with no limits and no glass ceilings, then DS Smith is the place for you. Expect to be challenged and to be allowed to flourish in this innovative environment.

Guy Lacey
Operations Director