Job Title: Finishing Operator

Salary: up to £30k pa (depending on experience)

Location: London

Reference: J6843

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0207 838 9695

Categories: Print, Commercial Print, London, Production/Technical, DM & TM

Our client, an innovative print company, is looking for a Finishing Operator support the goals of the Production Department and help to achieve the smooth running of the Finishing Department, to ensure that budgets and commercial targets are met, and to help to ensure the smooth running of the Production Department. This Finishing role will help to achieve the Clients SLAs, to meet their planned schedules, customer specifications and expectations.


  1. To gain a full knowledge of the range of services provided in the Litho & Digital Finishing Department.
  2. To be able to understand the company’s Management Information Systems in regards to estimating, job bags, delivery systems etc.
  3. To have a full working knowledge and understanding of the various finishing processes, the equipment within the Finishing Department and the products the equipment is capable of producing.
  4. To be fully conversant with and be able to operate a range of folding, guillotine, stitching, perfect binding, lamination, one piece mailing equipment and their capabilities.
  5. To ensure that all of the correct procedures are followed for ISO quality checking and the appropriate paperwork is completed.
  6. To help ensure that all of the departments SLAs are met.
  7. The perform the required daily machine safety checks.
  8. To raise and log all engineer calls.
  9. To help to achieve team and individual targets as set by the Production Department Management.
  10. To complete time sheets and quality control documentation as required by the senior management team.
  11. Undertake support tasks as required by the senior management team.
  12. Complete projects as and when requested by the Production Director.
  13. Strong and effective communication at all levels of the business.
  14. Good time keeping and attendance.
  15. Maintain a tidy and clean work area ensuring that the office and desks are kept in a clean and orderly manner.
  16. Understand and adhere to the company policies and procedures with particular emphasis on quality and health and safety.
  17. To be willing and able to work overtime at relatively short notice and to cover holidays and sickness as and when required.

Background / Experience: A successful 2 years of proven record of accomplishment gained within a Print & Mailing environment at a similar level.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Good verbal, written and listening skills
  • Able to generate innovative and effective solutions to meet requirements
  • Able to cope with multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to analyse relevant information to make quality decisions
  • Must be methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Generate solutions to meet the customer requirements
  • Team player, able and willing to assist other members of the team
  • Flexible and able to cope under pressure and demonstrate a level of emotional control and resilience
  • Able to maintain good disciplines and standards, initiative, and drive
  • Understanding of commercial issues surrounding jobs
  • Able to ensure that all documentation is complete and accurate
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