Reprographics Operator

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
up to £35k + benefits
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
09 Nov 2017
Ref
10,821
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Reprographics Operator reporting to the Pre-Press Manager.

​Working within a busy, fun studio & design environment of a leading food development & manufacturing company, you will be working with :

  • Artworking Function
  • Packaging Development Team
  • Specifications Team
  • Brand Team
  • Suppliers
  • Innovation Managers
  • International Team
  • Printers (Global)
  • Pre-Press Manager
  • Head of Print & Packaging

Job Description

  • Prepare accurate artworks and repro from briefs.  
  • Create print ready artwork for various packaging types.
  • Retouching, checking and amending existing artwork as required.
  • Proofing artworks and quality checking production proofs as and when required.
  • Monitor, prioritise and communicate status of tasks to meet deadlines and production requirements.
  • Ensure guideline processes are followed.
  • Based in London, but must be able to travel as required.
  • Support Press approvals as required.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Amending, checking and pre-flighting artwork.
  • Ensuring consistency of artwork.
  • Working to Master Style Guides and implementing consistency across range.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure that all images and files are complete and ready for printing according to the printer specifications.
  • Offering technical advice and ensuring all artwork is achievable within print production constraints.
  • Ensure all guidelines are followed.
  • Checking for any artwork errors.
  • Providing colour proofing.
  • Using Adobe Creative Suite for artwork and prepress.
  • Delivery of Colour Standards within Specification to Print Press requirements.
  • Timely delivery of repro files to specification.
  • Management of activities within critical paths.
  • Deliver improvements to streamline process and workflows to deliver Right First Time results.
  • Ability to mentor new and other staff, providing training wherever necessary.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND QUALITIES

  • Reprographics Operator experience in the packaging industry.
  • Master of Esko software solutions and workflows.
  • Proven knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of repro skills for Litho, Flexo and Gravure printing processes.
  • Colour management.
  • Good pre-press and PDF workflow knowledge.
  • Minimum 3 years Experience in Reprographics.
  • Demonstrable workload management skills.
  • Inquisitive by nature and willingness to look for novel and innovative solutions.
  • Good clear communication.
  • Open, honest and trustworthy.
  • Able to work independently and with initiative.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within teams.
  • Experience in consumer food packaging sector
  • Experience on press with hands on knowledge
  • Previous experience of FMCG/food brand solutions.
  • Good level of IT skills.
  • Experience in artwork production.

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