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CAD Operator - Cartons




£Competitive Basic Salary (Depending On Experience) + 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays + Pension Scheme + Onsite Parking

Hours: 8:15am - 4:30pm

Our Client is a very well established and independent industry leader of printed folded cartons. They are now looking to expand their team by employing a CAD Operator.

The main objectives of the roles is to produce carton samples, multi-up layouts and order cutting forme components from briefs supplied. To provide technical support to Production and both Internal and External Sales Teams as required with possible customer visits.


  • On receipt of customer brief, operate Cadcam equipment to produce required profiles
  • As required design an appropriate carton, taking account of weight / size of contents, customer packing lines, material components and production capabilities
  • Supply samples, drawings and electronic files for customer approval
  • Visit customers as required to advise on carton styles and possible solutions to their packing line requirements
  • Liaise with production staff to ensure smooth running of carton profiles and optimum layout
  • Advise Sales staff on any design / layout enhancements which could improve manufacturing process
  • Calculate the most cost efficient layout and advise Sales staff for quotation purposes
  • Obtain quotes and order all relevant new tooling, including acubraille forces, and advise Sales for pricing purposes
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Cadcam programme and be able to reset parameters to suit packaging requirements
  • Produce Cyrel drawings for Gerber
  • Add relevant codes to all new work tickets and enter onto Avante system for repeat work
  • Create file with 'varnish free' areas to enable Tech Services to manufacture coating plates
  • Provide electronic files to studio for artwork, prepress for stepping up printing plates
  • Carry out project work as agreed with Pre-Press Manager
  • Maintain a high standard of health and safety procedures within work area and take immediate corrective action in the event of any safety non-conformance
  • From customer supplied brief / product sample design carton profiles and produce samples as required
  • Create drawings showing varnish / glue free areas
  • Supply the Prepress department with one up and stepped layout files
  • Order cutting forms and components (dies, strippers, counters, braille) from external suppliers
  • Upload files and order flexo (varnish) plates from external supplier
  • Record activities accurately on departmental trackers
  • Ensure good working relationships with all internal and external staff / customers you come into contact with
  • During busy periods support other areas within the department
  • Ensure adherence at all times to the Company's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures and maintain compliance to appropriate standards
  • Carry out work safely in the interests of other employees and themselves, in compliance with current legislation and Company Environmental, Health & Safety procedures to including general housekeeping
  • Any other tasks associated with this role, which are suited to the individual's abilities and level of training as directed by the Line Manager

CAD Operator - Cartons

North West England
Permanent, Full Time
no work experience required
High school
£40,000 - £49,999

Published on 22 Sep 2021

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