Jobs/Candidates – Printer, Sydney
I am currently the Deputy Print Manager and Team Leader for a large manufacturer of Folding Cartons.
I am a fully qualified Lithographic Printer with 23 years experience in the packaging industry.
I am confident, enthusiastic, organised and highly motivated. I strive to be the best in whatever I do.
I have extensive Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience within key areas of the print industry and high personal achievements.
I am currently looking for a position where I can use my skills and knowledge and develop them further.
2011 – The Manufacturing Institute, Manchester
Six Sigma Green Belt
2010 – New Horizons Computer Learning Centre
Microsoft Excel Level 1
Microsoft Excel Level 2
2009 – Institute of Leadership & Management, Liverpool.
Level 2 award in Team Leading
2009 – Institution of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH), Liverpool
1990 – 1992 Didsbury Art & Technology College, Manchester
City and Guilds 524 in Graphic Communications / Machine Printing
1990 – 1992 BPIF /GPMU Joint Training Council Print Apprenticeship
Certificate for Skilled Production Workers
1984 – 1989 St Richard Gwyn High School, Flint.
RSA, Pitman’s & WJEC in Word Processing
RSA, Pitman’s & WJEC in Typing
1989 – Present Mayr-Melnhoff Packaging UK, Deeside
2008 – Present. Deputy Print Manager; day to day running of the print department. Planning, execution and project management of the company’s entire process of print production. This includes the supply chain process for all print production requirements including planning, pre-press and raw material. Liaise with internal and external customers and explain technical concepts in non-technical terms. Manage the flow of information and ensure timely and efficient delivery. Conduct Morning Production Meetings and Schedule, Plan & Conduct Weekly KPI Meetings with Senior Management & Directors. Direct use of data processing tools to monitor and revise production plans. Attend annual seminar of group department managers and Plan & Conduct a PowerPoint presentation.
2003 – Present. Print Team Leader/Supervisor; Supervise the production teams so that they maintain productivity and quality targets. Plan, organise and direct work efforts of staff responsible for print production. Ensure established production schedules and targets are achieved. Implement training programs for team members and ensure understanding of the equipment and latest production techniques. Answer inquiries, monitor availability of raw materials and take corrective action as required. Maintain schedule information and prepare reports. Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers. Organise and maintain a safe working environment. Authorise and sign off all printed work before production. Ensure colour is correct and consistent by using a combination of Photo Spectrometers, Densitometers and a visual match. Help in any way necessary in order to meet established production schedules. Lead and ensure implementation of continuous improvement projects
1994 – 2003. Number 1 Printer; day to day operation of a printing press, including making ready and running the press, matching colour targets and ensuring the team on the press fulfil their roles. Problem solving – discerning where problems in the printing process are occurring and resolving them. Maintaining the press. Ensuring production and quality targets are met. Maintain a safe working environment. Follow established production schedules.
1992 – 1994. Number 2 Printer; assisting the number 1 printer with the day to day operation of a printing press, including making ready and running the press. Follow established production schedules and liaise with internal supply chain to ensure the correct raw materials are used.
1989 – 1992. Apprentice Printer; assist printers with the day to day running of a printing press whilst learning the technical and practical skills required to run the press. Assist in Origination, Plate Making and Ink Room to obtain a technical and practical understanding of plates, ink and colour matching. Attend College to obtain a City & Guilds printing qualification.
Print Machine Experience
- Experience with KBA, MAN Roland and Heidelberg Printing Presses with Anilox and Tower Coating systems using Conventional, UV & LMQ inks & varnishes
- CTP Plate Making
- Knowledge of different types of printing screens and dot angles. In-depth understanding of compensation curves/workflows used to eliminate press dot gain and CIP3 data transfer to print machines. Making CTP plates.
- Conventional Plate Making
- Experienced in Film checking, planning and reproduction, understanding and operating a Misomex step and repeat machine. Making and using burn out masks. Deleting unwanted images by hand, developing and baking of plates by using a plate street. Establishing and setting Dispro’s for print presses.
- Ink Making
- Colour matching and mixing both U.V. and conventional Inks using a Pantone colour matching system. Understanding of pigments and their relationships with each other. Keeping stock records concerning the amount and location of inks. In-depth knowledge of Low Migration Inks and Coatings.
- Cad Cam
- Working knowledge of Cad Cam systems with impact computer software program to make coater plates and lay sheets.
- Implemented a project in September 2011 with a goal to increase production on a KBA 142 by 5%. Resulted in a 15% improvement.
- A key member in the group waste reduction project in 2011.
- Inaugural winner of Mayr Melnhoff’s Special Achievement Awards awarded for outstanding contribution to site project work.
- Devised Training plans and records for Print Team Members.
- Created Weekly, Monthly & Semi-annual maintenance schedules for print machines, including creating relevant documentation.
- Special mention to group CEO from External System Management Company (Syn-Group) for work undertaken to improve production and reduce Make Ready times.
- Implemented a successful project to reduce Make Ready times and increase production. This is a continuous program.
- Devised a SMED Make Ready plan and ensured its implementation for all print machines.
- Broke production records for sheets produced in a shift when running a print machine.
- Setting new Make Ready records and standards when running a print machine.
- Qualified First Aider.
- Qualified Fire Marshall.
Key Skills Gained
- Knowledge of all process’ in the manufacture of folding cartons
- Minitab – statistical data analysis software.
- Production improvement techniques
- Kaizen techniques
- Microsoft programs such as – Word, Excel Power Point and Outlook.
- Problem Solving
- Leading teams
- Organising & Managing people
- Using Photo Spectrometers & Densitometers
- Bruker FTIR to check UV varnish cure
References are available on request.