Senior Esko / Mac Repro Operator

  • Job Reference: OPM ESKO 05/19
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2019
  • Recruiter: OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group Ltd
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Packaging, Production, Print
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Esko / Mac Repro Operator

OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group Ltd Leeds, United Kingdom 

Following recent investment and growth OPM (Labels & Packaging) Group LimitedHas an immediate vacancy to join our existing Studio Team, we are seeking a motivated individual as a Senior Repro Esko Operator in a permanent position. You will be instrumental in furthering our reputation for great print and customer service and be part of successful BRC /ISO pharma accredited business who believe in quality, innovation and most of all its people! 

What to expect from this opportunity:

A great opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a desire to assist in taking an already thriving studio to the next level and help continue to build our long term success.

What we are looking for:  Commitment, Passion, Drive and Focus

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience within a high-pressured reprographics environment. Primarily, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt, create and fully repro flexo (including retouching) artwork for labels and flexible packaging to meet our client’s high expectations. OPM print onto many different substrates offering a wide variety of decorative and functional self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging products so versatility, ability and the desire to learn are key. 

We would expect the ideal candidate to be proficient in using the following -:

Adobe Creative Suite, predominately Illustrator & Photoshop.

Esko Deskpack plugins, ESKO Automation Engine - automated workflows.

Stepping files using Esko software.

Experience of using GMG Colour Management Software.

Flexographic repro knowledge with regard to Flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels and working with pattern white inks, varnishes and other decorative print finishes.  

Job duties and responsibilities will include:

Pre flighting supplied client files for suitability of process

Preparing customer supplied artwork for labels and flexible packaging through to fully repro’d stepped files using automated workflows

Colour managed proof output - using our GMG integrated process.

Liaising with Production /press team to gain greater knowledge of products

Ability to QC files to print specifications using ESKO Digital Comparison software


The following skills would be advantageous but not essential -:

Understanding of Workflow systems and how to create them

Ability to read print data and produce Dot gain curves

Ability to create colour profiles from print data

Ability to review files and recommend technical changes based on flexo print specifications


Qualifications/Skills Required

• A positive attitude to achieving deadlines within demanding time frames & be an excellent team player,

• Good problem solving skills

• Packaging industry experience/exposure

• Solid technical understanding of flexographic print labels and flexible packaging

• High level of attention to detail.

• Excellent time management and communications skills


Equal Opportunities

OPM Group is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package based on experience. We look forward to hearing from you please send your CV and contact details to