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Forme Technician - Corrugated Packaging




£30,475 +25 Days Holiday + Bank Holiday

Shift: Afternoon shift (possibly rotate morning and afters)

Our client is a leading corrugated packaging manufacturer with multiple sites throughout the UK. They provide corrugated cases, die cuts and high quality printed corrugated products to a wide range of market sectors including FMCG markets.

They are currently looking for a Forme Technician to join their busy team to maximise contribution to the company through the provisions of the highest standard services in relation to producing and maintain formes

Reporting to: The Forme Shop Team Leader / Field Technical Support


  • Compliance with company's Health and Safety / Quality and Hygiene requirements
  • Ensuring the correct formes are available on time for the production process and overseeing on time delivery to the appropriate machine
  • Maintain and repair tooling
  • Work within the manufacturing specification
  • Taking ownership of the designated area in order to secure safe conditions of work
  • Keep the designated area (forme shop, forme racks and mezzanine floor) clean and tidy
  • Ensure signing off all the required Safe Working Systems before beginning the specific operation / task - S.O.P / R.A's and SSW'S will be required.
  • Will Require Dynamic Risk Assessment training on site
  • Follow all of the Health and Safety regulations respective for the specific workstation as well as the general company requirements and report on any hazardous incidences that need corrective actions
  • Produce /order formes according to the specification
  • Manage the forme stock to ensure all the formes are placed appropriately in the storage racks and are in good condition
  • Provide forme breakdown cover to all the converting machines
  • Manage and maintain and inspect the top 20 runners for the converting machines weekly
  • Act as a source of expertise for the Operators regarding forme usage and maintenance

Manufacture and Maintain Tooling:

  • Provide regular forme culls on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain Tooling in line with as New Policy and to optimise productivity on press
  • Ensure all new Tooling leaves the Forme Shop press ready.
  • Ensure that the top 20 runners are maintained regularly with Capacity and Planning in mind

Provide Trouble Shooting Advice in Operations:

  • Aid Production Operators with forme related issues
  • Assist in "First Order" sets where required.
  • Forme Tagging system to be implemented
  • Assist in the tooling on press where issues occur
  • Introduce feedback sheets from Operators for the First Orders

Compliance with company's Health and Safety requirements:

  • Report accidents, hazards and near misses as well as faulty equipment to the management
  • Take reasonable care for own and others health and safety
  • Co-operate with management on Health and Safety matters

Forme Technician - Corrugated Packaging

Permanent, Full Time
no work experience required
High school
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 29 Jun 2021

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