Cut & Crease Operative

  • Job Reference: 00010989-1
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Offset Print & Packaging
  • Location: Aylesford
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Numerous benefits see job specification.
  • Sector: Production, Finishing, Print
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Due to continued business growth an opportunity has arisen for a Cut & Crease Operative.

The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working with various Cut & Crease machines and be capable of producing high quality work.

Applicant must be willing to work on a rotational shift pattern which includes Nights.


Main Responsibilities: 

  • Make Ready and Run both B1 and Large Format Cut and Crease Machines using a range of material grades 
  • Identify and resolve any issues relating to the production of jobs 
  • Record all job production data onto the relevant business IM systems 
  • Repair/Amend all tooling and dies as necessary and where possible 
  • Resolve breakdown issues on machine where possible 
  • Ensure maintenance schedule is carried out 
  • Record all new dies in the die log for future reference 
  • Responsible for ensuring the machines are kept clean, safe and tidy 
  • Ensure quality checks are carried out as per company guidelines 
  • Advise Finishing Manager of any consumable stock requirements 
  • Emptying waste bins into a compactor / open top bin 
  • Locate & position and return tooling to required areas 
  • Make Up Stripping Units for relevant jobs and machines 
  • Utilisation of the pile-turner where necessary to assist with material preparation 
  • Completion of administration, including using IMS systems as necessary 
  • Locate and move pallets of work using provided equipment 
  • Ensure that electric pallet truck is placed on charge at the end of each shift and that battery top ups are completed as necessary 
  • General housekeeping including tidying up of the department 
  • Carry out battery checks on electric trucks in area 
  • Empty tray under compactor as and when needed 
  • Assume responsibilities of the Cut & Crease Assistant during time of absence 
  • Responsibility to assist with Training needs of Trainee C&C Operatives and C&C Assistants 
  • Any other duties as instructed by a member of the management team

 Skills and Attributes: 

  • Being able to work well within a team and as an individual
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and work under strict timescales
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Confident and enthusiastic with a desire to learn and develop through continuous training
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Experience of working within the packaging/greetings cards sector an advantage
  • Organised, methodical and logical approach to work
  • Able and willing to do overtime during busy periods.

 Benefits for the Cut and Crease Operator include:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 25 days holiday entitlement + 8 Statutory Bank Holiday allowance
  • 20% Shift Premium Payable when on the night shift
  • Workplace Pension
  • Training on all relevant IMS`s and personal development in line with the role
  • Overtime available, paid at x1.5 standard hourly rate