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Trainee Plate Maker

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Greater Manchester, ENG, GB, BL9 8RQ

Company: Matthews International

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


We are recruiting for a Trainee Polymer Plate Maker on a full time and permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in Bury.

Experienced Plater makers may also be considered.


We are looking for someone to train as a Polymer Plate Maker at our site in Bury.  By the end of their 2 year training period they will be responsible for:


  • The creation of Photopolymer plates to the specifications described in the company MIS and Quality systems.
  • Ensuring with other team members that all production deadlines are met.
  • Adhere to the company’s quality manual, specifications and procedures.
  • Communicate to your line manager any problems found regarding previous production areas or supplied information
  • When required to work within other production areas to ensure deadlines are met.
  • To work closely with your line manager and assist where ever possible.
  • Accurate recording of all time and materials used using company MIS systems
  • To constantly look to improve quality and practices for the department.
  • To be available for regular overtime i.e. extended days and weekends.
  • To actively pursue you’re on development within SGK Bury.
  • Adhere to health and safety policy, and other requirements relating to care of equipment.


Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Good levels of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Self-starter who is capable of working on own initiative.



We have both night shift 9pm - 6.15am 4 nights per week and day shift 6am- 13.30 and 1330 - 21.15 five days a week available


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At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.