Lithographic Plate Maker

Recruiter
Baltic Recruitment Services Ltd
Location
Darlington
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client a market leader in their industry are looking to recruit an experienced Lithographic Plate Maker to join their expanding team.

Overall Purpose:

* To provide a complete Origination and Litho plate-making service to the Litho Print presses ensuring that Artwork, Plates files, Litho, Flexo and varnish plates are supplied on time to the correct specification
* To possess the skills required to understand the origination process for both Lithographic and Flexographic Printing Presses.
* To work within the origination department against set sales and customer KPI and quality targets.
* To ensure artwork and stepped files are manufactured to precise and expected customer levels.
* To be based within the origination and reprographic and plate making function.
* To work closely with the continuous improvement, design, and production teams.
* To ensure the company health and safety policy is adhered to.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Working pattern is a double day shift rotation alternating 1 week in Origination office 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday, 08.30am – 4.30pm Friday. 1 week in Plate Room 6am – 2pm Monday- Friday.

Origination Office:

* To ensure a faultless time and attendance record.
* To problem solve and correct general issues via 5y and associated techniques.
* To work accurately and methodically and pay attention to detail.
* To have a ‘can do attitude’ with a willingness to learn.
* To work with a mentor supporting the business whilst training.

Litho Plate Making:

* Working from running lists and print order route card, check order details and copies are to customer requirements
* Produce Litho plates and varnish coaters as per the running list.
* Technical settings and adjustments to enable the job to be produced correctly and efficiently.
* Ensure quality checks are completed.
* If problems occur, make any decisions to rectify and inform the shift manager or print manager.
* Complete paperwork required for the effective control of their duties (e.g. Cleaning Schedule, QC checklist and update database.
* Working closely with other team members, Press Room, Pre Press and production control to maximise performance, ensuring required quality and minimise downtime in all areas.
* To practice a clean as you go policy and ensure the plate-room and plate racks are kept clean and tidy.
* To ensure machine clean downs and lubrication programmes are carried out regularly and effectively.
* Report faults and breakdowns to Maintenance Department and Site Shift Manager.
* To make efficient use of any down time, e.g. cleaning and maintenance forward loading.
* Comply with the company Health & Safety, Hygiene and Environmental Regulations.
* Complete a full and accurate hand over to next crews at shift change.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

* An education level in line or above Vocational Apprenticeships.
* Excellent computer skills. A knowledge of artwork, origination and repro, with experience of commonly used design packages – Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
* Origination/Litho Plate Makers will work under the observation of a Pre-press Supervisor, building up new skills, gaining additional tasks and responsibilities as they improve.

The Package:

* £25,000 per annum starting salary.
* Working pattern is a double day shift rotation alternating 1 week in Origination office 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday, 08.30am – 4.30pm Friday. 1 week in Plate Room 6am – 2pm Monday- Friday.
* 20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.
* Pension scheme.
* Bonus scheme

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