Senior Esko / Mac Repro Operator

OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group Ltd Leeds

Following recent investment and growth OPM has an immediate vacancy to join our existing Studio Team; we are seeking a motivated individual as a Senior Repro Esko Operator in a permanent position. You will be instrumental in furthering our reputation for great print and customer service and be part of successful BRC /ISO pharma accredited business who believe in quality, innovation and most of all its people!

What to expect from this opportunity:

A great opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a desire to assist in taking an already thriving studio to the next level and help continue to build our long term success.

What we are looking for:
 Commitment, Passion, Drive and Focus

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience within a high-pressured reprographics environment. Primarily, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt, create and fully repro flexo (including retouching) artwork for labels and flexible packaging to meet our client’s high expectations. OPM print onto many different substrates offering a wide variety of decorative and functional self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging products so versatility, ability and the desire to learn are key.

We would expect the ideal candidate to be proficient in using the following:

Adobe Creative Suite, predominately Illustrator & Photoshop.
Esko Deskpack plugins, ESKO Automation Engine – automated workflows.
Stepping files using Esko software.
Experience of using GMG Colour Management Software.
Flexographic repro knowledge with regard to Flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels and working with pattern white inks, varnishes and other decorative print finishes.

Job duties and responsibilities will include:

Pre flighting supplied client files for suitability of process
Preparing customer supplied artwork for labels and flexible packaging through to fully repro’d stepped files using automated workflows
Colour managed proof output – using our GMG integrated process.
Liaising with Production /press team to gain greater knowledge of products
Ability to QC files to print specifications using ESKO Digital Comparison software

The following skills would be advantageous but not essential:

Understanding of Workflow systems and how to create them
Ability to read print data and produce Dot gain curves
Ability to create colour profiles from print data
Ability to review files and recommend technical changes based on flexo print specifications

Qualifications/Skills Required:

• A positive attitude to achieving deadlines within demanding time frames & be an excellent team player,
• Good problem solving skills
• Packaging industry experience/exposure
• Solid technical understanding of flexographic print labels and flexible packaging
• High level of attention to detail.
• Excellent time management and communications skills

Equal Opportunities:

OPM Group is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package based on experience.
If the above sounds interesting, please send your CV to


Who Are OPM (Labels & Packaging)Group Ltd?

The OPM (Labels & Packaging) Group manufactures Labels & flexible packaging.
Quality, service and innovation define OPM.
OPM offer consistent and Reliable Product Quality, Short Lead-Times / Speed-to-Market, Prompt, Responsive Service with a dedicated customer support team.
Fully equipped Esko Studio for artwork and repro file preparation.
A secure “smart” site with automated workflows, provides Full Traceability and Validation of Raw Material and Product.
Within a framework of Total Quality GMP Management, all of our products are produced to ISO 9001:2015, BRC/IoP Global Standard Food Packaging standards Grade AA and PS9000:2016 and are printed using Low Migration/ Food Grade Inks. 100% AVT Electronic Vision systems ensure only fully compliant products are supplied. We do this through understanding your markets and challenges, delivering innovation and new insights for your packaging to succeed.

Key products:
Printed Labels
Security, Authenticity & Tamper Evident Labels
Peel and Reseal
Braille & Tactile Warning Labels
I.V. Hanger Labels
Multi-ply Peel and Reveal Labels (AKA Peel & Read)
Sequentially Numbered
Industrial, Blank Labels
Standard and 2D Barcodes, e-codes
Thermal Print, ID Labels
Thermochromic Labels
Decorative Features – Scented, Glow in the dark, silk screen, Cold Foil, Holographic

Printed Flexible Packaging products for a variety of applications to exacting standards providing:
Lidding Films and High Grade Papers
Laminated Films
Flow Wraps (foil & non foil)
Blister Foils
Wet Wipe Wraps and Re-Seals
Liquid Pouches
Stick Pack
Peel-able Pouches
High Barrier Laminations
Laminated Sachets (Ideal for single dose products)

Key markets served:
Home & Personal Care, Healthcare & Pharma, Beauty & Cosmetic, Food & Beverage, Automotive & Lubricants,
Horticulture and Pet and Veterinary care.