Digital Label Printer (Xeikon)

  • Job Reference: 00006082-1
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2019
  • Recruiter: Mercian Labels
  • Location: Burntwood, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Digital print/reprographics, Print
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We wish to appoint an experienced Digital Printer at our Burntwood (Staffordshire) manufacturing site to accelerate our journey towards our vision of becoming a world class manufacturer of labels.

Mercian Labels is at the top of its game, an independently owned multi-award winning full-service label manufacturing business with strong brand recognition for excellence. Our vision is to become a world class manufacturer of labels and we are passionate about delivering ‘Speed & Service’ to our customers.

Growing nationwide in a variety of segments including food (BRC AA), beverage, chemicals, variable data, tamper evidence, smart indicators, expanded content labelling, flexible packaging and more, we operate from a flagship factory in Staffordshire with a team of 50. We are the UK market leader in high volume variable data barcode labels with an enviable reputation for data integrity in demanding medical and retail markets.

In recent years we have invested millions in the latest digital and 8+ colour UV flexo technology, colour management, prepress workflows, ERP systems, IT, manufacturing facilities, but most of all our people! We are a people based business with high standards, passionate about increasing our ‘value added’ to customers through automation and continuous improvement in manufacturing productivity.

High quality products are a given, and we are proud of our relentless focus on high OTIF performance day in, day out to keep our customers happy. We recognise we can only achieve our vision with the right people in our team. Our employee engagement survey across over 50 topics showed that 93% would reapply for their current job, 100% agree that their manager treats them with respect, and 96% feel comfortable sharing their opinions at work.


We are looking for a highly motivated printer who is comfortable working full-time hours on a day shift rotation. You must have a keen eye for detail with solid experience of manufacturing high quality digital labels.


Many years experience working on Xeikon digital presses is highly desirable.

The ability to work and concentrate under pressure in a high volume factory is essential.

Relating to our core company values of Quality, Commitment, Teamwork and Honesty is essential.

Previous experience with digital print finishing processes and premium embellishments is desirable.

Previous experience printing flexible packaging is advantageous.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective lean manufacture of goods is desirable.


Reporting to the Production Manager, you will work alongside our existing printers producing high quality labels. Continuous improvement is a core part of our culture and you will thrive on finding ways to Kaizan you and your team’s performance. You will also be involved in new product development, and will be encouraged to bring innovations by attending professional development events eg Labelexpo and OEM partner CPD events.

BENEFITS Below are just some of our benefits on offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous company-wide profit related bonus scheme (paid 6-monthly)
  • Attractive unsociable hours payments
  • Modern, professional working environment that is enjoyable to be in
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory Company Pension scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Complimentary car cleaning vouchers
  • Valuable internal and external training, qualifications and development
  • 28 days holiday with additional long service holiday awards
  • Convenient location with free, secure car parking
  • Career Break Policy

If you feel you have what it takes to fulfill this role and have the genuine desire and drive to contribute to a journey towards being world class, please send us a covering letter and an up to date CV stating your current salary and / or salary expectations.