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Printing Press Assistant

Taylor Higson (UK Print Recruitment)





Posted: 13/01/2022

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The Company

Our client is a well-established print business based on Halesfield Industrial Park, they are a long-standing company who offer great development opportunities including professional NVQ’s and a clear career pathway. They produce products for their own client base varying from brochures to large format digital printing.

Job Purpose

To do everything possible to ensure that work produced is right first time and the product is of an excellent standard. Taking ownership of quality control by adhering to checking processes and the approval of printed work ensuring that all work produced is defect free and conforms to the required specifications.


- To liaise with and debrief with your number 1 printer on any material factors which adversely impact, disrupt or interfere with the smooth running of scheduled work activity.
- To provide the Production Managers with reliable and accurate information relevant to the daily production schedules, highlighting any issues which may prevent the timescales within the production schedules being achieved.
-  Making sure you are using the correct paper for the job you are printing, the importance of booking in and out of paper correctly, on paper monitor.
- Working to the most up to date schedule whilst being aware of possible updates, this includes ensuring that you are working to the most up to date job ticket – being aware that these may change.
- Being aware of your surroundings, as this role is situated in a busy production environment  
-  Making up reels to auto splice, the importance of checking for damage and the impact on press downtime / deliveries if damage is missed
- Recycling, managing cardboard waste and reel wrappers, understanding the importance of recycling, separating white waste from printed waste and the costs savings associated by doing this.
- Setting up the stackers for the various formats. A4, A5, A3 Delta. Setting up the track system, from folder to stacker for the various job sizes. Webbing up the press.
- Running with the correct size end boards, and the impact on the Bindery if the wrong boards have been used. Managing end boards in your area, keeping the levels stocked up and neatly stacked in the correct colour coded bays.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

- Self-motivated and driven to succeed
- Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Electric / FLT licence (desirable)
- Previous experience in a printing press environment (desirable)

Shift Patterns

The shift pattern is on a continental basis, in total you will do 6 night shifts and 6 day shifts within a 28 day cycle – the average amount of hours worked per week is 36 hours. This is a full-time and permanent role.

Excellent benefits including ongoing training and development with the opportunity to gain professional qualifications, on site secure parking, company pension, private healthcare scheme, access to a private company canteen serving hot and cold food

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