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Solopress are hiring! As one of the UK's fastest growing commercial printers, we're looking for great people to join our very friendly, hardworking team. The wellbeing of our employees is just as important to Solopress as ensuring the total satisfaction of every single customer who use our 24-hour turnaround printing and design services. So what are you waiting for? Apply now and grow with us!

All the jobs advertised below are full time only and based at the Solopress premises in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

To apply for any of these positions (unless instructed otherwise in the job listings below), please e-mail your CV and a cover letter to joanna.bale@solopress.com. Please don't phone or write to us regarding your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. No enquiries from recruitment agencies. Thank you.

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Graphic Designer

Solopress are looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join our in-house design team. You should be capable of quickly producing original and creative ideas in print and must have excellent skills in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Qualifications:

Not essential, but must be literate and numerate

Skills:

  •     Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  •     Excellent customer care – both verbally and written
  •     Good telephone manner
  •     Excellent communication skills
  •     Must work as part of a small team
  •     Good understanding of the print industry and reproduction of artwork

Experience:

  •     Experience in the print industry desirable but not essential
  •     Must be experienced in designing leaflets, stationery, logo design and brochures
  •     Experience of working from client design briefs
  •     Must be capable from seeing the job from initial brief through to print ready artwork
  •     Experienced in using Apple Mac (Adobe Creative Suite)
  •     Experienced in dealing with customers

Main Duties:

  •     Create designs from the information supplied from the sales team
  •     Work to clients’ design briefs to create artwork for print
  •     Liaise with the sales team and the pre press department
  •     Update the company’s system at each stage of the process
  •     Ensure the quality of job output for correctness and image quality

Heidelberg Lithographic Printer

We’re currently looking for an experienced Lithographic Printer Machine Minder on the Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 sheetfed offset litho printing press, to join our Lithographic Print department.

Qualifications:

  • Must be literate and numerate
  • No other qualifications essential but previous Speedmaster 74 experience is an asset

Skills:

  • Self motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Good eye for detail
  • Willing to stay until job is completed
  • Hand finishing essential on some jobs

Experience:

Must have worked as a machine minder/ Lithographic Printer on a Speedmaster 74 5/6 colour.

Duties:

  • Print jobs using Speedmaster 74s
  • Ensure that the final printed product is finished in time for despatch
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality
  • Update the system at each stage of the process
  • Work within the company’s Quality Management System
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday, 2:00am to 10:00am

Large Format Printer

Qualifications:

Not essential but must be literate and numerate.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of Photoshop
  • Understanding of large format printing workflow and colour management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must work as part of a team

Experience:

  • Experienced in setting and running large format digital machinery
  • Must be capable from seeing the job from initial brief through to print ready artwork
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment ensuring high standards are kept at all times
  • Experience using an Epson Stylus Pro 9700 is desirable

Main Duties:

  • To undertake preparation of files and printing of large format digital jobs as requested.
  • Printing banners and posters
  • Update the system at each stage of the process
  • Ensure the quality of job output for correctness and image quality
  • Cutting to correct size with trimmer
  • Packing jobs ready for despatch

This list of duties is not exhaustive.

Live Chat Advisor

We’re currently looking for a Live Chat Advisor to join our Sales/Live Chat department.

Skills:

  • A knowledge of print is preferred but not essential
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team

Experience:

  • Customer service / sales experience essential
  • Excellent organisational skills

Main Duties:

  • Using our online chat service to type to live customers providing quotes
  • Answering any queries the customer may have or providing them with the relevant information of someone who can help
  • Developing and maintaining positive customer relationships when providing estimates and quotes

This is a full time role based at the Solopress premises in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Apply Now

To apply for the position of Live Chat Advisor, please e-mail your CV and a cover letter to joanna.bale@solopress.com

Please don't phone or write to us regarding your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. No enquiries from recruitment agencies. Thank you.

Online Product Specialist

We’re currently looking for an Online Product Specialist to join our Sales department. 

The Online Product Specialist is at the forefront of Solopress, servicing the customers over the telephone, via e-mail and occasionally in person. The Online Product Specialist is responsible for maintaining customer relations and assisting customers with their product enquiries. This includes cross-selling and upselling, based on understanding customer requirements.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Answering telephone calls and e-mails, providing quotations and product information to prospective and existing customers
  • Using FileMaker to process quotations, chase quotations and close where required
  • Making full use of the tools made available, such as the Solopress website, to provide accurate information to prospective clients
  • Using sales tools to upsell and cross-sell products, ensuring customers needs are met
  • Developing and maintaining customer relations

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous print, design or sales experienced preferred but not essential
  • Data Entry skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility regarding working hours
  • Excellent customer liaison skills
  • Organisational and administration skills

This is a full time role based at the Solopress premises in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Apply Now

To apply for the position of Online Product Specialist, please e-mail your CV and a cover letter to joanna.bale@solopress.com

Please don't phone or write to us regarding your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. No enquiries from recruitment agencies. Thank you.

Pre Press Operator: Digital

Solopress are looking for an experienced Pre Press Operator: Digital to join our Pre Press department. The Pre Press Operator will be responsible for formatting artwork, ensuring bleed is added, files are at the right size and ready for print. Pre flight checks will be run using Pitstop.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Pre flight checking using Pitstop
  • Adding bleed, resizing files, checking artwork
  • Liaise with printers on work flow
  • Update the in-house data base system
  • Ensuring work is completed to meet deadlines

Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in Impositions (planning of booklets and brochures)
  • Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Experience in the pre press desired
  • Experience in printing desired

Xerox iGen 4 Digital Print Operators

Solopress are looking for experienced Xerox iGen 4 Operators to join our Digital Print department.

Qualifications:

Not essential, but must be literate and numerate

Skills:

  • Self motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Good eye for detail
  • Willing to stay until job is completed
  • Hand finishing required on some jobs

Experience:

  • Worked in similar role before
  • Xerox iGen 4

Main Duties:

  • Ensure that the final printed product is finished in time for the dispatch team
  • Update the system at each stage of the process
  • Work within the company's Quality Management System
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems. Arrange for the engineers to attend if necessary