Finishing Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00010986-1
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Offset Print & Packaging
  • Location: Aylesford
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent benefits details in job specification
  • Sector: Production, Finishing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Finishing Assistant.

The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working within a manufacturing environment, preferably one which involved packaging and or greetings card production, however this is not essential as full training will be provided. Applicant must be willing to work on a rotational shift pattern which includes nights.


Main Responsibilities: 

  • Stripping and Strapping of Pallets


  • Flat-packing


  • Machine Feeding, Box Making and Packing


  • Overlooking


  • Palletisation of Outers


  • Obtaining components necessary for the production of required work


  • Undertake all necessary admin including using relevant IT and paper based systems


  • General housekeeping including tidying up of the department


  • Any other duties as instructed by the machine operators


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 Finishing Assistant include:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 25 days holiday entitlement + 8 Statutory Bank Holidays
  • 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
  • 20%Shift Premium when working on the Night Shift