Assistant press operator

Location Maldegem (Belgium)
Sector Industry
Function Machine Operator
Start date 15-11-2017
End date unknown
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Assistant press operator

For the printing department, Verstraete IML is looking for Assistant press operators who will grow into a press operator positions after a term of around 2 years, if skills and motivation are right!

At Verstraete they use a sheet fed offset printing technique. They use foil instead of paper. The sheets of paper come on a roll and are cut to size on the machine using a cutstar machine (attached to the machine). At Verstraete, multi-colored presses are used.

As an assistant press operator you will be responsible together with the press operator to print multicolor labels on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL. You ensure a flawless feed and transport of the to be printed material. You supply the printing press with inks, auxiliary products and are responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the printing press. If needed you will assist in the ink lab to mix inks and take care of the production of printing plates.

At Verstraete IML, quality is more important than quantity!!


Verstraete In Mould Labels is a printing company that is specialized in the ‘in mould labelling’ technique:

The term "in mould labelling" is directly derived from the technique: a preprinted polypropylene (PP) label is placed in a mould. This mould has the shape of the end product, e.g. the shape of a butter tub.

Then the molten PP is added to the mould. It fuses with the label, and while curing, takes the shape of the mould. Result: label and packaging become one.

Verstraete IML is a very modern, high-tech company that uses the most advanced machines.

Their 550 talented employees have helped the company revenue grow to 125 million USD in 2015. Verstraete IML produces 45 million in mold labels a day. The production of these labels is centralized in Belgium.

Verstraete in mold labels is part of Constantia Flexibles, one of the most important flexible packaging groups in the world, with more than 8000 employees in over 50 companies located in 20 countries.

Wanted profile:

- Technical degree or equal experience
- Minimum 3 year experience in a sheet fed offset printing environment
- It is essential that your experience is within the offset printing field (sheets)
- You need to have experience with multicoloured printing -
- Ability to work in shifts (early and late, in the the future, maybe night shift)
- Heidelberg experience is a plus!!
- Good knowledge of English
- Willingness to learn Dutch!!!!
- Positive attitude
- Team player, you will be working closely together with the press operator
- Hands-on mentality
- Eye for detail and perfectionism
- We need a good reference
- No colour blindness

Own car is needed.

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