Printers Assistant - Night Shift

England, Essex / England, Cambridgeshire / England, Hertfordshire
10 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018
Nicola Hurd
Job Function
Machinery operator
Contract Type
Full Time



Hourly rate dependent on experience + Other Benefits
20:00 to 6:00 Sunday
23:15 to 6:00 Monday to Wednesday
22:45 to 6:00 Thursday

Our client is a privately owned, award winning, self-adhesive label manufacturer with prestigious state of the art production facilities, in a period of growth and expansion. The business is passionate about the product it makes, focused on quality, and the level of service and technical support provided to customers and they are not afraid to innovate. They have an impressive customer base divided between brands and contract manufacturers in many industries all demanding the very best quality of packaging.

Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Production Manager. Supporting the Printer on reducing press downtime because of job changeover and advance preparation of job elements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Totally support the printer with the following functions:
  • Plate mounting and assembly of printing cylinders
  • Anilox Selection and preparation ready for each job
  • Colour mixing and preparation of all inks in advance
  • Mounting of cutter and any other tooling required
  • To work with the Printer to continually improve quality, processes and production efficiencies
  • Ensuring that jobs are produced to the highest quality level and that the ISO9001, PS9000 and BRC quality procedures are followed
  • Responsibility with the Printer for cleanliness and general maintenance of equipment used in the process
  • Advising the Production Manager if any tooling is not performing as well as is expected so that replacements can be purchased if needs be
  • Follow all safety procedures in operating equipment and performance of job duties
  • Efficient and timely changeover of jobs
  • Maintain work area in organised manner

Skills & Experience Required for this Position:
Must have experience of supporting printers
Must be able to work autonomously
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively in the English language (verbal and written)
Ability to meet physical demands of the job
Ability to learn and apply new procedures and methods
Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and ability to read a ruler
Ability to follow safety procedures

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