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Print Assistant/Production Assistant

Vacancy Salary £26k to £30k depending on shift patterns – you will commence on a training rate of circa £26k
Vacancy Location Westhoughton
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Would you like to join one of the world’s largest commercial security printers and work with an established team of professionals?

At our company we are committed to attracting, retaining and deploying the very best people.  If you are looking to work for an international company with fantastic career opportunities, these we can provide you with a unique and exciting challenge.

We are seeking Print Assistants to assist production across the site as necessary, with the general duties on the machine including setting up and cleaning down.  Supporting the make-ready and changeover processes (supplying/mixing inks – loading/unloading machines), ensuring production materials and equipment are available when required, and ensuring all working areas are clean and tidy at all times – working to workplace organisation standards. 

Key responsibilities include…

  • Working to required Workplace Organisation standards, ensuring housekeeping standards are maintained, keeping the machines and surrounding areas clean and tidy and disposing of waste in appropriate manner.
  • Comply with all security instructions providing assistance where necessary. 
  • Providing support in completing documents, data input and quality checks as required. 
  • Carry out the clean down of machines, equipment, change parts, recycling and operating various cleaning machines both manual and automated. 
  • To return items to stock from manufacturing completing relevant documentation. 
  • To help the stocktaking process through carrying out physical material/stock counts. 
  • Preparation of stock (film, inks etc) to the correct standard in readiness to return to Warehouse.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with Stock Control to ensure materials are requested in a timely manner to avoid any downtime. 
  • All waste material to be segregated and disposed of safely and into the designated container. 
  • As a member of the production team supporting the make-ready process in order to:
    • minimise any delays and meet the daily production plans across all production areas – supplying and mixing inks; loading/unloading machines using lifting tables and feeder/delivery hoists.
    • To receive deliveries and prepare loads for despatch, checking quantities, volumes etc. against relevant documentation
    • Meet production, quality, delivery, continuous improvement and safety targets in line with the company’s KPI’s
    • To assist the printer with general duties on the machine and provide machine minding support during breaks
    • Providing on-the-job training & development for new/existing employees where required

The above list is not exhaustive. You will be required to undertake other duties within your capabilities, consistent with this role, to support the needs of the business. 

Candidates for this role will have the following skills, qualities and expertise..

  • Previous experience within a print room environment is advantageous
  • Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • NVQ Level 2 in print (or equivalent)
  • Experience of handling COSHH materials
  • Understanding of housekeeping/workplace organisation principals
  • Good team player
  • FLT Licence
  • Basic IT skills
  • Flexible and pro-active approach; ability to work well within a team and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly and with a degree of initiative
  • Good organising and planning skills; controlling quality and working to standard operating procedures
  • Physically fit with good manual handling skills

First few months as a new incumbent to the position will attract training rates of pay until such a time when the employee is formally signed off as proficient and competent

We want to work with people like you from all backgrounds and experiences, to help us gain a diverse workforce with a broad outlook and sharp expertise. We are looking for people unafraid to go that extra mile, bringing with them unique characteristics and abilities.

Show us you have what it takes and we'll reward you with a great place to work alongside other great people. Global business, global people. We think De La Rue is an amazing place to work. But don't just take our word for it. 

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