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Slitter/Rewinder Operator


Job Description:

Slitter/Rewinder Operator – Labels + Flexible Packaging
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circa £27,000 (negotiable based on experience) + benefits


We have an exciting opportunity to join a multi-award-winning labels and flexible packaging company based in Leeds, working as an experienced Slitter/Rewinder Operator within the company’s busy finishing department.
This business works with some of the most famous household brands in the world, manufacturing packaging for products that we can guarantee are in your kitchen cupboards right now.

You will be responsible for the end of the production process - taking the master printed rolls, performing the final quality control and finishing functions on them, you’ll also prepare the roll so it’s ready to go out to the client.

The shift pattern for this role is triple shifts – you’ll do 1 week on each on a rotating basis:
6am-2pm Mon-Fri  /    2pm-10pm Mon-Fri   /  10pm-6am Sun-Thu

The Role:

  • Set up, inspection and operation of rewinder/slitter machinery
  • Loading and unloading of printed material rolls and movement of materials around the factory
  • Correctly understand and complete job related instructions
  • Take responsibility for work carried out by QA signing all job documentation
  • Ability to identify & understand finishing specs on work
  • Locate correct printed reels/ product for inspection relating to individual job cards for inspection
  • Thread web through machine following correct route, set blades for slitting web to finishing spec
  • Setting of clock / counter for final Reelage
  • Setting of machine tensions for specific materials using controls
  • Using strobe light, visual checks & print fault flags remove waste & poor-quality print
  • Carry out Inspection, Slitting, and rewind of reels to final finishing spec as per job cards correctly identifying core size required
  • Monitor quality and consistency of product, identifying and removing all non-conforming products, set up and in-process waste, placing into provided bins
  • Packaging of finished reels for dispatch, including marking all boxes with ID Codes, Number of Rolls and Reelage, to specification detailed on the job ticket
  • Responsible for correct packing for transportation, minimizing possibility of damage during transport
  • Ensuring that all operations are carried out and complete necessary paperwork /Job cards completed to ISO standards as outlined in company manuals
  • Operate fully the 100% inspection unit/AVT System when rewinding product
  • Share with other operators’ inspection details with regard to historical jobs when required
  • Responsibly add operator comments in a professional manner to Tharstern if required
  • Responsibility for keeping a clean & organized working environment
  • Working to strict deadlines whilst maintaining quality control
  • Responsible for checking off other rewind inspector’s 1st off reels
  • Daily checking of guards
  • Maintenance of Blades
  • Calibrate machine to correct core size as cutting
  • Cutting cores using the Core Cutter
  • Alerting senior management to any stock issues – cores, tapes etc
  • To communicate fully with all relevant parties and assist whenever issues arise relating to your specific area of responsibility within the department
  • To respond professionally and efficiently to any contact with internal/external customers.

The Candidate:

  • Experience using rewinding machinery
  • Good understanding of print / labels / packaging industry
  • Excellent communication and good organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • The ability to work extra hours and earn extra is available
  • A flexible attitude towards overtime including the occasional weekend work / shift cover

Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary circa £27,000 based on experience for this role
The ability to work overtime is regularly available for those who wish to do so

Plus, great benefits including 23 days holidays plus Bank Holidays, company pension, onsite parking, onsite gym, death in service benefit, and more.

If you feel like you’re the perfect fit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to be considered for this opportunity.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    Secondary School or equivalent

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