Flexible Print Finishing Operative – Guillotine Operator

Role Title:                  Flexible Print Finishing Operative – Guillotine Operator


About the role:

 Based at our Norwich production premises you will be trained to be a Flexible Print Finishing Operative working within our Bindery Department operating our Guillotine Machine. You will be responsible for operating and maintaining the guillotine machine to cut paper to specified dimensions. This role involves ensuring precision, maintaining safety standards, and optimizing the efficiency of the cutting process.


Role Title: Print Finishing Operator (Flexible)

Responsible to: Production Shift Manager

Pay: (dependent on skills and experience)


Hours: Double Day Shift (Earlies & Lates)

Early Shift

05:30 – 13:30 (Mon to Thurs)

05:30 – 10:30 (Fri)


Late Shift

13:30 – 21:30 (Mon to Thurs)

10:30 – 15:30 (Fri)



  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme is applicable to this employment
  • You will be entitled to free life cover of one times basic salary
  • Free Parking


Role Overview:
With training you will be able to run machinery across our bindery departments. You will become a key worker in our busy manufacturing plant and ensure jobs are finished within set deadlines maintaining the company’s quality control procedures, identifying any non-conforming goods, monitoring and maintaining the machine’s condition to provide optimal uptime and keeping your work area clean and tidy. You will be able to work methodically and have excellent problem-solving skills. In time and with appropriate development and training, become the ‘go-to person’ to train and advise others in specialist knowledge.


Role Purpose 1:
Machine Operation/Productivity
Set- up and run various equipment to produce the highest quality products as efficiently as the job and machinery will permit.
Ensure all work is correctly labelled and properly presented to the next colleague in the work flow, providing any relevant notes or additional information required for them to effectively carry our their duties.
Communicate any changes over and above that detailed on the job bag to the Shift Production Manager.


Role Purpose 2:
Ensure a high standard of housekeeping paying particular attention to your immediate work area, ensuring floor is swept, area is free of debris and machines and surfaces are wiped over and cleaned on a regular basis.
Carry out maintenance where possible or report any breakdowns or machine issues to the Shift Production Manager to escalate the problem to either in-house maintenance or call in a Field Service Engineer.
Create and develop a preventative maintenance plan with your Line manager, carrying out and recording all routine maintenance.
Assist your colleagues during quieter times to improve the appearance of the factory to ensure a professional environment is created and maintained.


Role Purpose 3:
Quality & Standards
Identify and report quality concerns, seeking advice and guidance from your Line Managers and other operators to troubleshoot problems to avoid spoilage and create the best possible product for our clients.
As your role evolves learn to identify problems or bottlenecks before they happen. Plan ahead to maximise throughput by reducing set-ups and other time-consuming tasks
Maintain accurate quality and production records using Prolog, Imprint and other bespoke or standard reporting and time-logging systems.
Seek constant improvement and apply best practice to all aspects of your role, attending and fully participating in training as required.
Abide by and support the company’s ISO 9001 quality certificate.


Role Purpose 4:
Team Working & Flexibility
Assist your colleagues as directed by your Line Manager to meet Manufacturing deadlines by working on alternative production equipment (suitable to your skills and training) and other areas of the business as required.
Be open and flexible to provide additional capacity to cover holidays and other absence by working overtime offered where possible.
Assist and participate in the training and development of your colleagues, sharing your valuable skills, knowledge and experience.


Health & Safety:
Comply with all company Health and Safety rules, policies and procedures, including any specific named responsibilities detailed within the H&S Handbook/Policy.


Abide by and support the company’s ISO 14001 environmental certificate.
Ensure the secure disposal of waste paper & plates in line with company policy & procedures.


Security: Abide by and support the company’s ISO 27001 Security certificate.