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Plate Maker

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Salford, GB, M50 2GN

Company: Matthews International

The Plate Maker performs a variety of tasks related to producing polymer printing plates of varying thickness from polymer sheet material.


•    Sorts and prioritizes orders by due date and plate thickness.
•    Inspects and cleans film negatives prior to beginning polymer processing to avoid imperfections in the plates. 
•    Reviews order to determine plate material and thickness. 
•    Arranges film layout to optimize use of the exposure area and tapes film together. 
•    Determines exposure times necessary to produce quality plates. 
•    Operates exposure unit, batch processor and dryer/finishing unit to process polymer plates. 
•    Checks plate's appearance to make sure it is free from defects. 
•    Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition, monitors and corrects unsafe conditions.  
•    Follows prescribed safety regulations.
•    Maintains inventory control to ensure that plate and processing materials are always on hand and available for the manufacturing process.
•    Provides backup coverage for the following Depts: Shipping/Receiving and the Proofing Dept.
•    Additional duties as assigned.

•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•    Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
•    The noise level in the work environment may be high.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

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. 

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