Printer/Press Operator

  • Full Time
  • Balaka
  • Applications have closed

Montfort Media

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of printer existing at Montfort Media, a leading print and publishing house based in Balaka.

POSITION: PRINTER/PRESS OPERATOR

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To ensure that print products are of the highest quality, which includes the color, shape, and sharpness of the final product.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Understanding the whole process of printing
• Mixing colors
• Making sure that colors are matched as closely as possible to the pre-press proofs
• Making sure that ink levels are sufficient throughout the day
• Restocking ink if necessary
• Deciding which materials should be used
• Inserting the materials into the presses
• Performing quality checks at regular intervals
• Taking action if these checks do not result in positive results
• Fixing problems with the machines
• Cleaning presses throughout the day
• Maintaining the quality of the machines
• Review job orders to determine any special printing instructions, stock specifications, colors or quantities to be printed
• Fill ink fountains and purchase or mix inks throughout the week as needed. Adjust flow rates of ink fountains to achieve the desired flow amount for each press run.
• Start presses and check proofs for ink alignment, registration, density and coverage. Make adjustments as needed.

SKILLS & QUALITIES:

• Strong attention to detail
• Experience in managing multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to prioritize projects, work independently and follow up on tasks in a timely manner
• Must be reliable and punctual.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Diploma in Print and related areas from recognized institutions
• Those with experience and higher qualifications in print media will have an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send their applications and a detailed CV with three traceable referees, copies of certified education and professional certificates to; The General Manager, Montfort Media, P. O. Box 280 Balaka. Email: montfortmedia@gmail.com / zuzejb@gmail.com before 15th February, 2019.

NOTE: Montfort Media is committed to diversity and inclusivity and encourages potential qualified female and male candidates to apply.

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