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Machine Operator

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Warehouse and Industrial

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  • Salary:

    £18000 - £25000 per annum + 30% night shift allowance

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Job Description

My client is a global leader in enterprise asset intelligence, designing and marketing specialty printers, mobile computing, data capture, radio frequency identification products and real-time locating systems. Their approximately 7,000 employees in 40+ countries support visionary solutions including hardware, software and services - giving organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today`s data-centric world.
At Preston site, UK, the company prints labels - sold to users of its printers - as well as an array of products such as wristbands and tags. It supplies the EMEA region with Certified Labels and is supported by further label printing at its site in the Netherlands. The business continues to grow quickly, and we need to recruit additional staff to produce more complex products on our fleet of Flexo presses.
Deciding to join my client is as much a lifestyle choice as a career decision. My client offers a modern, professional working environment that is enjoyable to be part of, as well as opportunities for training and career development. The business culture is one of inclusion and diversity, they find diverse teams perform better - they are more successful at solving problems and are more innovative. My client serves communities around the world, and having diverse teams helps them better understand their customers and their needs - which will set us apart from their competitors and drive our future success.

Benefits they can offer their employees include:

-Competitive benchmarked rates of pay

-Company-wide profit related bonus scheme

-Private Medical Insurance

-Life Insurance

-Employee Assistance Programme

-Group Personal Pension Plan - with company matched donations up to 7% of basic salary

-Occupational Sick Pay

-Cycle to Work Scheme

-Reward and recognition program

-Valuable training, qualifications and development

-25 days annual holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays

-4 days per annum paid volunteering

REPORTS TO: Senior Manufacturing Manager

DEPARTMENT: Preston Label Manufacturing Department

LOCATION: Preston, Lancashire

HOURS: Monday to Thursday 9.45pm till 6.30am, then Friday evening 7.15pm till 11.15pm

Salary: 18k-25k plus 30% shift allowance

Sets up, operates and dismantles a variety of up to date flexographic color label printing presses between 1 - 8 colours (including two Nilpeter FA-4* presses).


-To operate flexographic label printing presses to produce rolls of self-adhesive labels, wristbands, tickets & tags

-Carrying out Packing in-line operations following detailed instructions

-Have an understanding of the functions and mechanical workings of all machines

-Performs appropriate functional quality tests for operations performed on all equipment

-General computer skills and numerical skills

-Ability to work to high quality standards and meet productivity targets/deadlines adhering to all H&S procedures at all times

-Ability to use initiative with excellent problem-solving skills


-1 - 3 years of printing related experience

-Narrow web flexographic label printing experience would be a distinct advantage for this position

-Ink-mixing and colour matching experience would be an advantage

Sounds good for you? Please get in touch with Stephy on 01772252111 or email on


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