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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.

  
Proofer & Artwork Checker Full-Time Posted - 26/08/15
Recruitment and Administration Executive Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Warehouse Loader / Driver Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Guillotine Operator Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Print Finisher Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Live Chat Advisor Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Bench Hand Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Outbound Sales Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
Lithographic Printer Full-Time Posted - 20/08/15
 

To apply for any of these positions, select the Apply button at the bottom of the vacancy and attach your CV and cover letter to the email. Alternatively, 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


 

Proofer & Artwork Checker

Department: Design
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: Starting at £300pw
Hours: Monday to Friday

Our proofer will check all jobs before they are printed or published. They also provide a final quality check to make sure that nothing has been missed.

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.

Experience:

  • Experience in the print industry desirable but not essential.
  • Experienced in using Apple Mac (Adobe Creative Suite).

Main Duties:

  • Ensure the quality of job output for correctness and image quality.
  • Check all jobs before it is printed or published.
  • Proofing all work is to high standard.
  • Adding bleed to artwork.

 
 

Recruitment and Administration Executive

Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: TBC
Hours: Full Time or Part Time Job Share Role
Full Time – Monday to Friday - 10am to 6pm
Part Time Job Share - Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and 2pm to 6pm

Skills:

  • Confident user of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Flexible and able to prioritise tasks.
  • Diary management.
  • Preparation.
  • Scheduling.
  • Detail-orientated and accurate.
  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Articulate and well presented.
  • Ability to take direction and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work without supervision.

Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Previous experience working closely with Directors is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in HR and Recruitment is desirable.

Main Duties:

  • Actively recruiting for all job vacancies within the Company.
  • Gain a well-rounded knowledge of the needs to the company and the various job roles throughout.
  • Sending out emails to candidates with current live jobs and managing the response.
  • Driving recruitment by sourcing new ways to find suitable candidates using the most cost effective means.
  • Utilising social media to advertise roles within the company.
  • Organising interviews for candidates and providing feedback from the interview.
  • Communicating with the Operations Director regarding potential candidates, Interviews, Trials and Successful Candidates on a daily basis.
  • All aspects of HR within the Company, including inductions for all new starters.
  • Taking direct orders from Managers / Directors.
  • Prioritising tasks as necessary.
  • Assisting with Administration duties within the HR department.

 
 

Warehouse Loader / Driver

Department: Warehouse
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: National minimum wage
Hours: TBC

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.

 
 

Guillotine Operator

Department: Finishing
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: £350 - £400 PW depending on experience
Hours: 40hrs per week - 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm & 10pm to 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: £280 per week
Hours: Monday to Friday - 10am to 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: 2pm to 10pm or 10pm to 6am

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: £280 per week
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

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: £500 per week
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 2am to 10am

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.
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality.
  • Any other duties as a machine minder.


 

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