Shift Manager (Flexo)

18 May 2017
18 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Position: Shift Manager (Flexo)

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £32k-£34k

The Company: My client are a large packaging manufacturer

The Role:

  • Safety first
  • Ensure only high quality products are produced.
  • Provide support and training to their flexographic minders and trainees
  • Working with print supervisor to improve their ink and plate specification
  • Work with print and cut supervisors to improve the quality of products from print and cut to increase throughput through the gluing department
  • Ensure 5S is maintained
  • Coordinate and move staff from other machines based on daily attendance, arranging agency cover where needed.
  • Monitor quality and assist in creating understanding of the customers’ requirements
  • Assist in creation and improvement of standard operating procedures
  • Monitor and improve changeover speeds
  • Discuss with planner the production plans to give highest throughput.
  • Regular meetings with other shift supervisor and Factory manager to discuss factory performance
  • Provide holiday cover for factory manager and print minders
  • Ensure all health and safety, quality and maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Provide and update communication to staff on performance, improvements and future plans.
  • Attend any training courses required.


  • Background in the corrugated industry is essential
  • Experience printing Corrugated Flexo essential
  • Experience cutting flat-fed and rotary corrugated beneficial
  • Experience at supervisor or Management level beneficial
  • To have experience in Lean / Theory of Constraints is beneficial
  • Experience training others is beneficial
  • Good time management skills
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality.
  • Well organized and forward planner
  • Keeps calm under pressure
  • Can inspire others to improve
  • Natural problem solver

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