Printer/ Lead Machine Operator

The Role: Printer/Lead Machine Operator - Southend £29,000 - £36,000

My client based in Southend is currently seeking an experienced Printer/ Lead Machine Operative. The successful candidate will be working as part of a team to produce printed and laminated materials often using solvent based in products.

Job Requirements

  • Operate printing machines to produce high-quality printed materials according to job specifications.
  • Set up and adjust printing equipment based on job requirements, including loading materials, adjusting settings, and monitoring the production process. 
  • Monitor the printing process to ensure quality control and make adjustments as needed to maintain consistency and accuracy. 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with printing equipment to minimize downtime and maintain workflow. 
  • Follow correct machine operation, safety procedures, and quality standards.
  • Perform routine maintenance on printing machines to ensure optimal performance and prevent breakdowns. 
  • Checking inventory of printing supplies and materials, and report as needed to support production requirements. 
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies to maintain a safe working environment. 
  • Document production data, job specifications, and quality control measures for reporting and record-keeping purposes. 
  • Ensure workstations are maintained and kept clean and tidy.
  • Upkeep of equipment to a basic standard, general lubrication and cleaning etc.
  • Report equipment failures to engineering and escalate where appropriate.
  • Report near misses.
  • Wearing of PPE as identified during operation of machinery.
  • Expereince using Flexographic/Flexo ir Gravure 

The Candidate

  • Proven experience operating printing machines or manufacturing machines in a production environment. 
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to set up, adjust, and troubleshoot printing equipment. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality control skills. 
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of printing processes, materials, and industry best practices. 
  • Physical ability to lift and move heavy materials and stand for extended periods. 

The Package

  • Salary between £29,000 - £36,000
  • Two shifts available either 6am – 4 pm Monday – Thursday or 2pm – Midnight Monday – Thursday (Premium Shift allowance on all hours worked after 6 pm)
  • Overtime available
  • Paid lunch break
  • Life cover x3 salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Sickness insurance scheme
  • Christmas shut down
  • Onsite parking

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