Flexographic Print Operator

MF - Flexo Printer_1720691798
  • £28000 - £29000 per annum
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester

Job Title: Flexographic Print Operator

Location: Manchester

Hours: (48 hours a week) nights

o Mon - Weds 18:30 - 06:45 and Thurs 17:45 - 05:00

Salary: Dependent On Experience

About my Client:

Established in 1988, this is a leading plastic polythene packaging company are now looking for a Flexographic Print Operative to join their team due to recent growth and expansion.

Purpose of a Flexographic Print Operator:

Your role is to set-up and operate the flexographic printing press to print onto the polythene film according to the specification as described on the job sheet. You must ensure that any non-conforming products are removed, and optimum productivity is achieved whilst adhering to all health and safety requirements. You must always work within the safe operating procedures.

It is your responsibility to correctly label and present the printed film reels to the conversion department on time and in line with the planning schedule. Working as a team you are to assist in maintaining the optimum production speeds of the machines, reduce change overtime and minimise scrap produced. It is your duty to report any machine maintenance issues to your supervisor to ensure optimum productivity is always achieved.

Key responsibilities of a Flexographic Print Operator:

  • Running a Ofem and an NG8
  • Ensure health & safety requirements within the departments are adhered to at all times.
  • To ensure that all print personnel are operating in a safe manner
  • To be responsible for the operation of the press
  • To minimise downtime and waste within the print department departments
  • To develop the efficiency of machine performance by effective trouble shooting and implementing improvements.
  • To be responsible for the consumable items used within the print department.
  • The effective supervision of the print assistant within the operations, ensuring that all staff have the skills necessary to complete their roles to a high and safe standard.
  • Take due care and attention of equipment and resources with particular regard to Health & Safety, hygiene, good housekeeping and basic maintenance.
  • To ensure that Health, Safety and Hygiene procedures are followed at all times, including compliance with BRC criteria.
  • Carry out effective shift handovers to ensure continued quality and avoid unnecessary downtime issues
  • Ensure press speeds are constantly optimised

Skills required for a Flexographic Print Operator:

  • Flexographic printing experience is essential, particularly printing labels and tags
  • Experience of embellishments such as cold foil, de-lam/re-lam
  • Good problem solving skills with a pro-active, 'can do' attitude
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to follow processes and procedures

Experience required for a Flexographic Print Operator:

  • Minimum of 3 years Flexographic Printing experience is essential
  • Experience running Ofem and an NG8 machines or similar.

Interviews are being conducted as soon as possible for this vacancy, so if you are interested please get in touch as soon as possible and register your details with us

Please note; we will not pass on any of your details without prior consent!

Melanie Fisher Recruitment Consultant

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