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Printer Operator / Print Finisher

Ref #: LS-PO/PF
Laura Spencer 12/01/2022
Location: Crewe Not Disclosed Crewe CW1 6ND
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 £
Type: Permanent
Date: 12/01/2022
Printer Operator / Print Finisher

My client, a reputable business established over half a century ago, have had a successful period of growth across 2021 and are now looking to bring in an additional hire within their production department; this is an important role where around 60% of the time will be spent on print finishing and 40% on printing - you will be expected to pick up tasks in the printing area when workload/staffing levels demand it. The ideal candidate will have experience ideally obtained within a large format print facility in both a print and finishing capacity; however training will be provided if one area of knowledge is stronger than the other.

The business have recently undergone a restructure from working 5 days per week, down to 4 days per week – the working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am-5.30pm.

The Role

  • Usage of various Finishing machines: Guillotine, Folding, Creasing and perforating etc. in order to complete jobs (depending on machine experience)
  • Imposing and plating using Cron CTP for SM52 and B2 Presses
  • Digital Printing on 3 Ricoh machines (7100, 9100 and 9200) and preparing all artwork so it is print ready using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Running “test sheets” to ensure final product is in line with customer requirements
  • Reporting ordering or production issues to shift managers
  • Ensuring both quality and speed of work is maintained throughout
  • Ensure that jobs are completed in a timely manner in order to meet the despatch deadline
  • Maintaining machines to a high standard ensuring minimum downtime
  • Assisting with machine fixes and new parts as an when required
  • Keeping machines and operating areas clean and tidy throughout the day
  • Any other duties deemed within your skill set



Experience/Skills Required

  • Experience using one or more of the following machines: Guillotine, Muller, MBO Folder, Stitchers, Cylinders
  • Experience in setting up and running large format print machinery is desirable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexible attitude
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent eye for detail


Salary / Benefits

Working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.30pm
Salary up to £24k based on experience, plus overtime, plus other benefits such as death in service, pension, long service awards, 25 days holidays (plus bank holidays), free on-site parking, fun social activities throughout the year and more.

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