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Careers at Solopress


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.

 
Warehouse Loader / Driver Full-Time Posted - 29/07/15
Proofer / Graphic Designer Full-Time Posted - 29/07/15
Guillotine Operator Full-Time Posted - 23/07/15
Print Finisher Full-Time Posted - 15/07/15
Live Chat Advisor Full-Time Posted - 15/07/15
Bench Hand Full-Time Posted - 15/07/15
Outbound Sales Full-Time Posted - 15/07/15
Lithographic Printer Full-Time Posted - 15/07/15
 

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 recruitment@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.

 

Current Vacancies


 

Warehouse Loader / Driver

Department: Warehouse
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: National minimum wage
Hours: 40 Hours per week fixed shift

Qualifications:

  • None required.

Skills:

  • Manual handling.
  • Forklift experience would be advantageous.

Experience:

  • Experience in a factory / warehouse environment is desirable
  • Experience in the print industry would be a bonus.
  • Flexible attitude willing to work with the team to get the job completed.

Main Duties:

  • Using a forklift to unload deliveries (training can be provided).
  • Loading Printed work and driving to our second site located 100meters away.
  • Sweeping and cleaning to ensure the factory is kept tidy at all times.
  • Emptying bins around the factory.
  • Any other cleaning duties as required.

 
 

Proofer / Graphic Designer

Department: Design
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: TBC
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm

Qualifications:

  • Not essential but must be literate and numerate.

Skills:

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Good literacy skills.
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and adept team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good understanding of the print industry and reproduction of art work.

Experience:

  • Experience in the print industry desirable but not essential.
  • 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:

  • Ensure the quality of job output for correctness and image quality.
  • Check all designs after it has been edited and before it is printed or published.
  • Assist graphic designers and relay feedback.
  • Proofing all work is to high standard.
  • Adding bleed to artwork.

 
 

Guillotine Operator

Department: Finishing
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: £350 - £400 PW depending on experience
Hours: 40hrs per week - 6am - 2pm, 2pm - 10pm, 10pm - 6am shifts

Qualifications:

  • Must be literate and numerate in order to be able to understand the instructions for each job but qualifications not essential.
  • Must be computer literate to be able to operate computer applications in order to carry out their daily work.

Skills:

  • Fast and accurate Guillotine Operator.
  • Ability to operate a guillotine, experience with a saddle-stitcher, creasing machine, folding machine is a bonus.
  • Flexible attitude willing to work with the team to get the job completed.

Experience:

  • Experience in the print industry essential.
  • Flexible attitude willing to work with the team to get the job completed.

Main Duties:

  • Using Guillotine to finish print jobs
  • Ensuring jobs are completed in a timely manner in order to achieve deadline for despatch.

This list of duties is not exhaustive.

Required Experience:

  • Experience in the print industry essential.

 
 

Print Finisher

Department: Finishing
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: Depending on experience
Hours: 40hrs per week - fixed shift

Qualifications:

  • Must be literate and numerate in order to be able to understand the instructions for each job but qualifications not essential.
  • Must be computer literate to be able to operate computer applications in order to carry out their daily work.

Skills:

  • Fast and accurate print finisher.
  • All rounder – Ability to operate either a guillotine, saddle-stitcher, creasing machine, folding machine.

Experience:

  • Experience in the print industry essential.
  • Experience with using one or more of the following: Guillotine, Muller, MBO Folding machine, Cylinder.
  • Flexible attitude willing to work with the team to get the job completed.

Main Duties:

  • Using various Finishing machines: Guillotine cutting, Folding, Creasing, Perforating etc. to finish print jobs.
  • Ensuring jobs are completed in a timely manner in order to achieve deadline for despatch.

This list of duties is not exhaustive.

Required experience: Finishing - 1 year

 
 

Live Chat Advisor

Department: Live Chat
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: Depending on experience
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm

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 preferred.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Previous call centre experience is a bonus.

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.

 
 

Bench Hand

Department: Finishing
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: National Minimum Wage with a view to increase
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week, shifts TBC

Skills:

  • Fast learner.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Flexible attitude.
  • Packing.
  • Warehouse duties.
  • Keenness to learn other Finishing machinery to increase knowledge.

Experience:

  • Previous warehouse / packing experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

Main Duties:

  • Packing jobs ready for despatch.
  • Preparing packaging for jobs to despatch.
  • Assisting Print Finishers where necessary.

 
 

Outbound Sales

Department: Sales
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: TBC
Hours: TBC

Skills:

  • Data Entry skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Flexibility regarding working hours.
  • Excellent customer liaison skills.
  • Organisational and administration skills.

Experience:

  • Previous print, design or Sales experienced preferred but not essential.

Main Duties:

  • Calling existing customer to chase up quotes.
  • Providing quotations and product information to 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 existing clients.
  • Using sales tools to up-sell products and cross sell ensuring customers needs are met.
  • Developing and maintaining customer relations.



 

Lithographic Printer

Department: Printer
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: TBC
Hours: Fixed Shifts

Qualifications:

  • No qualifications essential but must be literate and numerate.

Skills:

  • Self motivated.
  • Good communicator.
  • Good eye for detail.
  • Willing to stay until job is completed.

Experience:

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

Main Duties:

  • Print jobs using our Speedmaster 74’s.
  • Ensure that the final printed product is finished in time for despatch.
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality.
  • Any other duties as a machine minder.

 

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