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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.

 

Graphic Designer - Uploaded on 16/02/15

Bench Hand - Uploaded on 16/02/15

Print Finisher - Uploaded on 16/02/15

IT Assistant - Uploaded on 16/02/15

Lithographic Printer - Uploaded on 16/02/15

Large Format Printer  - Uploaded on 16/02/15

Live Chat Advisor  - Uploaded on 16/02/15

 

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 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.

 

Current Vacancies


 

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.

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

Bench Hand

The right opportunity for a hard-worker willing to learn in a thriving and successful print company

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

Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week, shifts TBC

Salary: National Minimum Wage with a view to increase


Print Finisher

The right opportunity for a hard-worker willing to learn in a thriving and successful print company

Skills:

  • Fast learner, people skills, common sense
  • Good work ethic
  • Flexible attitude
  • Willing to learn to operate various machines

Experience:

  • Experience in the online print industry is not essential as training will be provided

Duties:

  • Various print finishing roles
  • Learn and operate finishing machinery
  • Pack boxes for shipping/delivery

Hours: Monday - Friday, Full-Time

Salary: £300 - £400 per week


IT Assistant

You’ll be at the very busy front-line, dealing directly with employees who have technical issues such as forgotten passwords, viruses or email issues.

Skills:

  • A working knowledge of IT operating systems and platforms, particularly Mac OS X, Windows, Kerio Connect and FileMaker
  • A working knowledge of both the hardware and software of networking and communications systems, particularly TCP/IP, VoIP. Ethernet
  • Organisational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patience
  • A meticulous and methodical nature
  • A logical mind
  • Capable of working well under pressure
  • Enthusiasm to be continually learning

Main Duties:

  • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades
  • Talking to computer users to determine the nature of problems
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Investigating, diagnosing and solving computer software and hardware faults
  • Repairing equipment and replacing parts
  • Obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings
  • Maintaining records of software licenses
  • Managing stocks of equipment, consumables and other supplies.
  • Liaising with hardware and software suppliers to order equipment and software used by the company
  • Shift and on-call work may be required, particularly where computing equipment is in continual 24-hour operation.

Salary: £300 - £400 per week depending on experience.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Overtime will be required where necessary.


Lithographic Printer

Skills:

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

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.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 2am-10am


Large Format Printer

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

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.


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