Cut & Crease Operator

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Cut & Crease Operator to join our team at Gateshead. Reporting to Cut & Crease Manager, the primary purpose of this role is to set and run cut & crease machinery against the prescribed quality standards & customer specifications supplied.

This is a permanent position, working a continental shift pattern of 3 x 12 hours shifts (36 hours weekly), day shift and night shift.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Achieve daily, monthly and annual targets towards individual and department KPI’s
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with quality and health & safety standards (BRC/IoP; ISO, OHSAS) Ensure conformance to customer audit requirements at all times
  • Make ready and run the machines, following instructions given on the works orders regarding speeds and special instructions
  • Carry out quality checks at pre-determined intervals throughout the running of the job
  • Ensure machines are kept clean and tidy and that maintenance programmes are followed and documented
  • Carry out regular stock checks on consumables and spare parts and inform the relevant people when they require re ordering
  • Maintain high health, safety and hygiene standards (BRC, ISO) etc. set for the area
  • Perform any other duties as required/instructed by the Cut & Crease Manager , Operations Manager or Plant Manager

Skills & Attributes

  • Experience of Bobst machinery (particularly 104/106) or similar manufacturing machines/environment
  • Experience of blanking
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing, some other continuous improvement techniques
  • Good communication skills, tenacity and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, with a positive, passionate attitude and ability to take responsibility
  • Desire to succeed
  • Good listener with the ability to quickly understand and deliver customer demands
  • Good general educational standard
  • Knowledge in the use of computers
  • Competent in the use Avante and/or familiar with data input & retrieval from management information systems for use by self and others
  • English/Maths functional skills Advanced knowledge in all Microsoft packages

Person Specification

  • Must be Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and adapt to a varied and changeable workload with the ability to work to very tight deadlines
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours
  • A quick learner able to pick up new ways of doing things and the operation of our management information system
  • A dynamic, energetic and flexible individual who is level headed and patient under extreme pressure
  • Proactive, able to adapt quickly to a fast-paced printing/packaging environment
  • Results driven and self-motivated with a” want to do attitude”
  • Enjoy working with and providing a high quality service to internal or external customers

This role attracts an hourly rate of up to £16.50 p/h

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