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COWLES - Printer - Swindon, Wiltshire, UK


Swindon, Wiltshire, UK



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Park Lane Press Ltd

April 2012 - March 2014

Setting and operating 4 and 6 colour B2 Komori Lithrone presses producing high quality print using the Waterless Litho process. Responsible for daily production to deadlines, maintenance,
ink mixing and colour matching, occasional finishing duties including laminating and collating to fulfill the needs of the business.

Corsham Print Ltd

February 2010 - April 2012

Setting and operating 2 and 4 colour B3 Ryobi presses, also responsible for maintenance of presses,
stock control, ink mixing and colour matching. Additionally trained to operate Konica
Minolta Pro 3 Digital Printer.

Assistant Manager

The GW Bar & Hotel

February 2009 - February 2010

Swindon. General bar duties,
stock control and administration of Hotel facility. Promoted to Assistant Manager in
October 2009. (Interim job due to lack of opportunities in Printing).

Europrint Ltd

January 2008 - December 2008

Swindon. Setting and operating 6
colour B1 and B2 Komori presses, responsible for print quality, stock control,
maintenance and utilisation of Machine Assistants/ No.2 Minders.

Harmsworth Printing

September 2007 - January 2008

Didcot. Printing the Daily
Mail newspaper on a Cerutti S4 flexographic web press to tight deadlines. Responsible for quality during production. Pre and post run maintenance of press and relevant

Wace Corporate Print

October 1995 - August 2007

Swindon. No.1 Minder on 12
colour B1 Heidelberg Speedmaster perfector with cutstar. Responsible for daily
production, maintenance, passing work and communication with Production Department and Repro regarding work schedule. Previously No.1 Minder on 8 colour B1 Heidelberg
Speedmaster perfector after progressing from being initially employed as No.2 Minder on 4 colour B1 Speedmaster.

Romney Packaging

March 1993 - October 1995

Swindon. Initially employed to operate 6 colour Carraro flexographic printing machine, moving onto 10 unit DCM
gravure press after 8 months, responsible for production quality on a day to day basis,
maintenance of machinery and enabling Production Control to schedule workload. In
addition, operating finishing equipment mainly on overtime at short notice.

Print Supervisor

Greenfriends Ltd

April 1992 - February 1993

Responsible for the inauguration of an "In House" printing facility. Setting and operating 2 colour Heidelberg GTO 52 and GTO 46 presses. Training and managing
personnel. Liasing with suppliers, Repro and Production Manager regarding work
schedule and delivery times. Some finishing duties, mainly Guillotine operation.

Metal Box

August 1988 - February 1992

Printer. Setting and operating 6 colour Wifag and Windmoller & Holscher presses across two production sites. Responsible for control of quality and utilisation of Machine
Assistants. Colour matching on a regular basis, trouble-shooting of process and systems and after 2 years appointed additional responsibility of training Apprentices and newly
recruited Printers. Ensuring that up to 6 presses were in production at any time.

Print Department

Continuation of Apprenticeship

Plaspak (UK) Ltd

October 1983 - August 1988

Setting and operating GTO 46 press and later six colour
Holweg flexographic press, replaced with 8 colour Carraro press 2 years later. Solely

Apprentice Printer

G.A. Type, Colnbrook

April 1983 - October 1983

General print
room duties initially, progressing to plate making and camera operation, Finishing
duties and setting and running AB Dick and Ryobi presses.

PMO 2 Certificate in Machine Printing.
Electrical Engineering (EITB Approved 6 week course sponsored by Metal Box).
STC Pneumatics.
STC Hydraulics.
AVT Health & Safety.

I consider myself a hard-working, honest and reliable person, good-natured and helpful.
I pride myself on my punctuality and attendance record. I have always been popular with both colleagues and senior management alike.

Qualifications & Certifications

Machine Printing

London College of Printing

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