Ink Technician

Job title: Ink Technician

Reference: E110599

Location: Wigan

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £26,664 pa + benefits

We’re looking for talented Ink Technician ideally with FLT C/B licence, previously worked with print colours, fluent in English, and the ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and follow specifications is required ASAP for a permanent position in the Standish / Wigan area. This role attracts a salary of £26,664 p,a + benefits (see below). One full week off every 4 weeks, working 12 hr shifts, 7x days and 7x Nights over a 4 week shift rota. Training will be given to the successful candidate on days (Mon – Fri) before going on to 24/7 Continental shift pattern.

Ideally they want to recruit a self-motivated individual who is trained in the use of X-rite equipment. Applicants will also need demonstrable knowledge of working with Print Colours.

If that’s you then you could be exactly what they’re looking for.

Please note: In this position you’ll be needed to work some weekends and night shifts. Full details of how this will work will be revealed if shortlisted.

The Role:

As the Ink Technician you’ll be primarily responsible for ensuring that high quality of inks are made and maintained and that your role is conducted in a safe and controlled manner in line with the required standards and operating procedures. You will be responsible for understanding the customer requirements for colour specification and ensuring that they are met to the highest possible standard.

In the job you’ll be tasked with the following:

– Operate in line with site health and safety, environmental and quality standards including BRC, ISO & A2 environmental.

– Make and prepare all inks for production right first time to known data standards and anilox strengths. Identify any ink that has been used and returned ready for subsequent runs. Ensure that your own dispensing key is used at all times.

– Maintain a clean, safe working environment, ensuring that all spills are logged and cleaned immediately.

– Operate processes in line with lean manufacturing techniques including SMED and the 5S principles

– Maximise the use of press returns by ensuring that press returns are always used before virgin ink. Manage activity via the IFS6 programme, ensuring there is enough ink to complete an order, minimising top up requirements to maximise production time.

– Ensure there is sufficient ink supply for up to 24 hours. As the production plan is subject to change, ensure the 24 hour threshold is not breached.

– Make full use of the eXact spectro, IFS6 and IQC, to reduce press downtime to a minimum.

– Ensure no returns are left at shift end and all are drawdown and logged back into the system for future ease of use.

– Assist the Printers on press should any minor adjustments be required, making any changes to the system recipe as required.

– Maintain the distillation plant and optimise waste inks and solvent, ensuring waste generated is minimised as much as possible.

– Assist the Ink Room Manager with other duties as and when required. Specifically, help with the offloading of ink deliveries and support stock takes and re-ordering of ink supplies.

– When asked, contribute to site continuous improvement projects.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this Ink Technician role will have a FLT Counter Balance licence.

You’ll also need:

-Good understanding of continuous improvement techniques, e.g. lean & 5S

-Knowledge of exposure to quality, health, safety and environmental standards and practices within a production setting

– A reasonable level of fitness as the role involves some physical activity e.g. lifting & bending.

Desirable Attributes:

– Collaborates with others to achieve common goals

– Active contributor to the shift team – willing to flex and help others when requirements demand

– Understands customer needs – high focus on quality and order deadlines

– Puts safety first – unwilling to compromise on standards to complete a job

– Ability to embrace companies vision and values

Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to see your CV.

This position could be right for you if you want to work as any of the following: Ink Technician, Flexographic Printer, Print Assistant, Skilled Print Finisher, Print Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Machine Minder, Machine Operative, Skilled Machine Operator, Machine Setter / Operator or as a Production Operative.

The Package:

Basic salary: £26,664 per annum

Benefits include:

– 23 days holiday

– Occasional O/T at 1.5x

– Company pension

– Life assurance

– Company sick pay

– Employee assistance helpline

The Company:

They are manufacturers of paper and packaging materials as well as providing solutions for waste management and the recovery of waste, and as a business they’ve been around since 1941.

The company works continuously to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture. They welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

Interested? If you think you’re right for this Ink Technician role, then click the ‘Apply Now’ button, send us your CV and we’ll consider you for the first round of interviews.

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