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Candidate of the Week – Printer (immigrating from South Africa to Australia)

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
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Education
Langlaagte Technical High School, 1995
Highest Qualification: Senior Certificate

Printing Newspapers & Packaging Industries
Education And Training Board, 1996
Highest Qualification: Rotary Offset Machine Minding
Trade Test completted 1999 ( Caxton Ltd) – Qualified Artisan

Printing Newspapers & Packaging Industries
Education And Training Board, 1996
Highest Qualification:  Printers Machinery #1 And Business Studies #1

Printing Newspapers & Packaging Industries
Education And Training Board, 1996
Highest Qualification:   Technical Theoretical Module iii   

OTHER:          
Machinery worked on  – Man Roland Uniset
Harris M300 – Heatset Presses
Harris M200A – Heatset Presses                
Manugraph Highline
Goss Community
Goss Urbanite
Dev Horison
(Qualified in all the above machinery)

Employment History
Paarl Coldset, March 2008 – Current
Machine Minder

Reponsibilities:          
Running and mantainance of the printing press.

Delegating to and supervising staff – assistants,reelhands,casuals,apprentices and fellow machine minders. Configuring and sending settings to the press,opening of job cards,load and unload jobs,check on and respond to e-mail requests and make sure dispatch knows what is coming and is ready for it. Collection and loading of plates.  Ensuring that assistants keep ink levels topped up, web up the press, keep work area’s neat and tidy,wash blankets. Start up press and run continuosly checking on qaulity and quantity of papers printed – setting register,bussel wheels and heads, inking according to colour proof if supplied.Setting side lay,web and in-feed tensions,cut-off and lap.  Regulation of press speed,start up and run down. Set folder’s – nips, jaws,diameter,belts,trolleys,slitter/s and ironing roller’s. Replace and set folder – nip-rollers,belts,tucker blades ,grippers,knives rubbers, pins,trolleys,slitters and fingers if nessesary.

Selction of type of fold,broadsheet,tabloid,qauter fold,reel-to-sheet. Changing or setting of inking and dampening roller’s,Changing blankets and packing. Selection of printing units.Set technotrance(water system) – PH,conductivity,tempreture as well as cleaning.Set and/or clean web break and qi (automatic register) devices. Preventitive mantainance. Report back and update foreman/manager’s on progress. Calling of engineers or electricians as protocol,if the need be.Help wherever need be from reels stand to despatch.  Ensuring high levels of quality print work at all times, and working exactly to the work ticket.  Deciding when to let good copies go or to throw out spoils whilst monitoring and keeping waste minimal.Sticking to deadlines as far as humanly and mechanicaly possible,and keeping customers and fellow staff happy as far as my job permits me to.I am responsible for whatever I am asked to do that day and answer to my line foreman. 

 

Lebone Litho Printers, April 2007 – November 2007
Machine Minder No 1

Responsibilities:      
Running and mantainance of the printing press.

Delegating to and supervising staff – assistants,reelhands,casuals,apprentices. Collection and loading of plates. Ensuring that assistants – keep ink levels topped up, web up the press,keep work area’s neat and tidy,wash blankets.Start up press and run – continuosly checking on qaulity and quantity of paper printed,setting register,bussel wheels and heads, inking according to colour proof if supplied. Setting side lay ,web and in-feed tensions,tilt-boxes,cut-off and lap.  Regulation of press speed.Set folder’s – nips, jaws,diameter,belts,trolley’s,slitter/s and ironing roller’s. Replace and set folder – nip-rollers,belts,tucker blades,grippers,knives,rubbers,pins and fingers if nessesary. Selction of type of fold,broadsheet,tabloid,qauter fold,reel-to-sheet.  Changing or setting of inking and dampening roller’s,Changing blankets and packing. Selection of printing units.Set technotrance(water system) – PH,conductivity,tempreture,alcohol levels as well as cleaning. Preventitive mantainance. Report back and update foreman/manager’s on progress.  Calling of engineers or electricians as protocol, if the need be.  Help wherever need be from reels stand to despatch to designated ares.  Ensuring high levels of quality print work at all times, and working exactly to the work ticket. Deciding when to let good copies go or to throw out spoils whilst monitoring and keeping waste minimal.  Sticking to deadlines as far as humanly and mechanicaly possible,and keeping customers and fellow staff happy as far as my job permits me to.  I was responsible for everything to do with my machine and staff as well as what I was helping out with on other machines and answered to the department manager or his boss.

 

Seculo Tri – Web Printers, September 2001 – April 2007

Responsibilities:
Delegating to and supervising staff – assistants, reelhands, casuals, apprentices and fellow machine minders. Configuring and sending settings to the press, opening of job cards, load and unload jobs, check on and respond to e-mail requests and make sure dispatch knows what is coming and is ready for it. Collection and loading of plates. Ensuring that assistants keep ink levels topped up, web up the press, keep work area’s neat and tidy, washing of blankets. Start up press and run continuously checking on quality and quantity of papers printed – setting register, bussel wheels and heads, inking according to color proof if supplied. Setting side lay, web and in-feed tensions, cut-off and lap. Regulation of press speed, start up and run down. Set folders – nips, jaws, diameter, belts, trolleys, slitter/s and ironing rollers. Replace and set folder – nip-rollers, belts, tucker blades, grippers, knives rubbers, pins, trolleys, slitters and fingers if necessary. Selection of fold type – broadsheet, tabloid, quarter fold, reel-to-sheet. Changing or setting of inking and dampening roller’s. Changing blankets and packing.

Caxton Printers LTD, March 1996 – December 2001

Responsibilities:
Configuring and sending settings to the press, opening of job cards, load and unload jobs, check on and respond to e-mail requests and make sure dispatch knows what is coming and is ready for it. Collection and loading of plates. Ensuring that assistants keep ink levels topped up, web up the press, keep work area’s neat and tidy, washing of blankets. Start up press and run continuously checking on quality and quantity of papers printed – setting register, bussel wheels and heads, inking according to color proof if supplied. Setting side lay, web and in-feed tensions, cut-off and lap. Regulation of press speed, start up and run down. Set folders – nips, jaws, diameter, belts, trolleys, slitter/s and ironing rollers. Replace and set folder – nip-rollers, belts, tucker blades, grippers, knives rubbers, pins, trolleys, slitters and fingers if necessary. Selection of fold type – broadsheet, tabloid, quarter fold, reel-to-sheet. Changing or setting of ink and dampening roller’s. Changing blankets and packing.

ABOUT ME
I am a hardworking team player, capable of working independently if need be.

I am self motivated, responsive to my colleague, and eager to help wherever possible.

I have the ability to consider and analyze different options & opinions, and take the lead when necessary.

I am a leader, relying on the good relationships I have created based on Mutual trust & understanding. I have a good eye for detail, and regard myself as somewhat of a perfectionist. I am a creative thinker, always on the lookout for new opportunities and ways to contribute to my surroundings.

I believe that I will be an asset to any company willing to employ me, and will reward any given opportunity to the best of my abilities, which considering my age and experience.  I believe to be significant.           

email.  martinbishop11@yahoo.com

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