Pre Press Operator or Intermediate Designer Graphic Press & Packaging are a long standing well respected New Zealand owned family business specialising in the printing, communications and promotion for a wide range of businesses in sectors from Food manufacture, Beauty, Corporate and general businesses right through to your local dairy. We have been in business since 1968, have two branches and take great pride in being part of our regional communities here in the Horowhenua/Manawatu. Horowhenua is booming with many national companies relocating to the area and development in the area is accelerating. This is a great opportunity to consider getting out of the rat race and high prices with relocation to a fantastic area which affords a great lifestyle and work/life balance. With the new expressway open there is no better time to move. We are seeking a candidate who can join our team preferably as a Pre Press operator but can be an Intermediate Designer that we will train. What we need from you is experience in

  • Preparing files supplied from customers for offset and digital print
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat)
  • Experience with Mac computers

What will set candidates apart is further experience in

  • Have a knowledge of prepress production specifications (bleeds, crop marks, fonts/colours/graphics etc.)
  • An understanding of the various output methods of files such as offset printing plates through a CTP device
  • Experience in imposition software (preferably XMF)
  • Clear communication with sales and customers
  • Coordination with production to prioritise jobs to meet deadlines
  • Great personal organisation and time management skills
  • Design and layout skills including creation of Dielines
  • Attention to detail

It is an advantage but not critical to have further skills in

  • Operation of wide format or digital printers

This vacancy is full time 40 hours per week Monday – Friday We encourage you to apply early as we will start interviewing suitable candidates upon receipt of applications. Applicants for this position must have NZ residency.