Flexographic Printer

Full Time Permanent

Who are we
Alpha-Teknik is a technical recruitment consultancy focused on the Industrial, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Transport sectors. Leading by example we are honest, trustworthy and people you can depend on.

The Client
Our client is the UK’s leading manufacturer in the Deeside area. Due to increased work load they are seeking 5 Printers – Flexographic to join the team on a full time basis 
Job role

  Set up and operate print machinery to optimum levels  in a safe working manner, ensuring that the machinery and surrounding area are maintained in line with required health, safety, environmental, hygiene and housekeeping standards. 
Ensure that all spills are logged and cleaned immediately.  Ensure colleagues working on the press are also operating in a safe way and are aware of and understand the required operating standard.
Deliver and sign off work in line with production orders, proactively monitoring and controlling print quality. ·  
 Ensure compliance with regulatory standards e.g. BRC,  ISO & A2 permit.   
Carry out print inspections & troubleshoot issues with the printing press or print quality. Specifically, identify all non-conformities and correct deficiencies by liaising with the Shift Manager.  Seek additional guidance from colleagues in Technical and Quality when required.
Maintain lean manufacturing principles including 5s and SMED.  Participate in continuous improvement initiatives within Production.· 
Complete all paperwork and electronic data in a timely manner.
Complete change request forms if a change needs to be made or an error is found. 
Complete shift handovers, ensuring the press is in an appropriate operational condition and that the next shift has been briefed on where production is up to and any other relevant production issues.
Ensure you are on plan and have the next job ready and waiting for your next colleagues on shift – minimise machine downtime between shifts by making full use of the eXact Spectro and IFS6.

The Person

Fully trained Flexographic Printer – relevant Print NVQ Level 2 or 3 an advantage
Additional qualifications e.g. fire safety, first aid etc. an advantage but not essential
Good level of literacy and numeracy, preferably GCSE level in English and Maths or equivalent
Extensive flexographic print experience, specifically with experience of solvent based inks and wide web presses
Experience of Fischer Krecke 126S, 20SIX CS colour printers or BOBST printers an advantage
Strong background in manufacturing, either label or packaging printing
Exposure to Lean Six Sigma or other continuous improvement techniques an advantage
Experience of overseeing the work of others on the print press

Pay and benefits

Either a 4 week Continental shift pattern:
Week 1 – 4 nights, 3 off
Week 2 – 3 days, 1 off, 3 nights
Week 3 – 3 off, 4 days
Week 4 – 7 off

Or for Printers operating the FK2 machine, they will work a 12 hour shift pattern, spread over a rotating 2 week cycle.  This will typically be:
Week 1 = 4 day shifts followed by 3 off
Week 2 = 3 night shifts followed by 4 off
15 days a month in work/ 15 days off a month
 £29,055 per year

If you want to know more or your interested in this role please send your CV in to us


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