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Work with Us


Would you like to join a friendly and professional team at Jacob White? When we recruit, we look for team players with an enthusiastic and motivated approach to work. In return, we offer equal opportunities with an unshakeable company ethic as employers that spans more than a century.

Based in Dartford, Kent and established since 1911, Jacob White has a proud, global industry reputation as one of the most versatile manufacturers of cartoning equipment. We design, develop and build high quality packaging machines, tailoring solutions for a wide range of industry sectors.

Successful candidates will enjoy being a part of a talented, motivated and enthusiastic workforce. We are a long-established, industry respected business which is evolving and investing for the future.

We look forward to welcoming successful applicants to our team – do you have what it takes?

Browse our current vacancies below. To apply, simply send your CV with a cover letter detailing why you think you’re the right fit for the role to info@jacobwhite.com.


Current Vacancies


Packaging Machine Designer

Office based: Riverside Industrial Estate, Dartford Kent


The ideal candidate will have experience working with pneumatics in machine designs and have a good knowledge of Solidworks and PDM.

Jacob White is looking for an experienced designer to work on new and existing packaging machine designs. You will liaise with the sales department, providing technical support and with machine fitters, external suppliers and other designers within the business.


  • Producing designs for new projects
  • Updating designs on existing packaging machines
  • Producing drawings for external suppliers, to allow them send quotations when ordering parts
  • Answering queries from the machine fitters, during the process of machine and parts manufacture
  • Producing sales layouts and technical data sheets for new projects
  • Assisting the Sales department with technical visits to clients, for new projects
  • Producing machine technical manuals for new projects.


  • Good knowledge of Solidworks and pdm, and ideally using on a daily basis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in working with pneumatics in machine designs
  • Experience designing components to be manufactured using laser and water cut processes would be an advantage.



Electrical Technician

Predominantly factory based: Riverside Industrial Estate, Dartford Kent
Some travel may be required within the UK and overseas as the role progresses.


The ideal candidate may have some experience but will be willing to learn and progress into the role with guidance and training.

Jacob White is looking for an electrical technician/electrician to join a small team of technicians working on the automation of our standard and bespoke packaging machines.


  • Work from electrical drawings
  • Installation and testing of various optical/electromagnetic sensors, solenoids and other control equipment
  • Building electrical control panels
  • Electrical sub-assembly
  • Preparing and fitting enclosures
  • Fitting of cable trays, trunking, conduit and other electrical infrastructure
  • Installation of single and three-phase circuits and control wiring to the machines including PLC’s and touch-screen human/machine interface systems
  • Electrical fault finding
  • Progression to PLC program installation fault finding and machine commissioning in house.


  • Some experience in a similar role
  • Ability to demonstrate basic electrical knowledge
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to follow procedures/instructions
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use hand tools competently
  • Good house keeping.

Hours and pay:

  • 39.00 hours per week
  • Working hours Mon–Fri 07:45 – 16:15
  • Salary Negotiable dependant on experience and suitability
  • Overtime @ 1.5 when available
  • 20 days holiday per annum +1 day for each years’ service for the first 5 years.



Machine Fitter/Parts Maker

Factory based: Riverside Industrial Estate, Dartford Kent


The ideal candidate will have some experience in the production of machinery parts and components and will be able to work as part of a busy team, while managing your own workload.

Jacob White is looking for a machine parts fitter/ parts maker to join our busy team. You will report to the factory manager and production director and have initiative and enthusiasm.


  • Production of various types of packaging machinery, including assembly of machines, and production of a range of component parts
  • Operate drilling machines, saws, lathes, grinders, and hand tools to make parts from metal stock
  • Read technical drawings, in order that parts are made to correct engineering specification
  • Read technical assembly drawings to build complete machines from component parts supplied
  • Set up machines to run specific configurations of cartons and product
  • Test packaging machines once completed, and make necessary adjustments for optimal running.


  • Experience in a similar role or environment
  • Adhere to the Company's Health and Safety procedures and guidance
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to follow procedures/instructions
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use hand tools competently
  • Good house keeping
  • Willing to learn and progress in the role.

Hours and pay:

  • 39.00 hours per week
  • Working hours Mon–Fri 07:45 – 16:15
  • Mid-morning break and lunch break as specified in your contract of employment.

Contact Jacob White Packaging

Thank you for your interest in Jacob White Packaging, we will fully support your enquiry and will offer assistance in products, carton design and factory layout. With over 6,000 installations worldwide and experience in packaging most products, we would invite you to contact us with no obligation.

Jacob White Packaging Ltd,
Unit F
Riverside Industrial Estate,
Riverside Way,
Dartford, Kent,
United Kingdom.
Nearest Train Station: Dartford
Nearest Airport: Gatwick Airport
Company Registration No: 1003647
VAT Registration No: GB 714232667