Digital Print Operator
Red Fox Create
Red Fox Group is a Marketing & Research Agency that offers a full end-to-end Customer & Consumer Marketing service, from insights through to execution (through its network of independent subsidiaries). Red Fox Group assists organisations in becoming indispensable business partners to their customers and brands to win with shoppers at the point of purchase and wherever they are enjoyed.
- Red Fox Create is a design and manufacturing company of tailored brand visibility solutions. The business takes pride in delivering impactful solutions that work. Solutions that grab the attention of consumers and shoppers and influence their purchase behaviour. Solutions that are practical to implement in the retail environment, both locally and abroad.
- Red Fox Consult is a highly successful Customer and Consumer Marketing consulting business. Red Fox Consult has worked with an enviable list of leading global brands, helping them develop strategies and plans to build their businesses on the African continent. We approach each project as a unique challenge offering tailored solutions. We bring an open mind, natural curiosity, and a desire to really understand our client’s challenges.
- Red Fox Insight is a market research agency full of fresh ideas and loads of experience. While we are into new tech, we are grounded in reality – everything we do comes with a strong focus on practical application. We have an Africa-wide network that allows us to conduct research across the continent.
- Red Fox Connect is a digital marketing agency that blends strategic, creative, and technical expertise, producing dynamic end-user experiences and memorable brand ignition. We work across the board from digital strategy to web design, video and print production, social to SEO, graphic design, information visualization services and so much more.
Purpose of the role
A Digital Print Operator is responsible for managing the transition of digital designs and content into high-quality printed materials. This role involves operating digital printing equipment, ensuring print quality, and collaborating with design and production teams to produce visually appealing and accurate printed materials. This role also involves operating 3D filament and resin printers, ensuring print quality, accurate size, and finish of 3D models.
Experience & Qualifications
- A Diploma or degree in a related field is an advantage.
- At least 3-5 years digital printing experience
- Computer literacy essential
- Experience working with 3d printing, vinyl printers and plotters.
- Experience in DTP and layout design.
Technical Proficiency in the following software applications
- Experience in Mimaki machine software.
- Proficiency in desktop publishing software (e.g., CorelDraw, Versa Works)
- Proficiency in 3D Printing software (e.g., 3D Printing Slicers)
Key Personal Attributes & Other Requirements
- An analytical thinker who is energized by solving problems.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Good collaboration skills within a team environment.
- Be able to work under pressure.
- Positive, can-do attitude
- Excellent time management skills
- Strong prioritisation and organisation skills
Key Role Outputs
- Digital Printing:
- Operate and maintain digital printing equipment, such as high-speed printers and large-format printers.
- Ensure the proper setup and calibration of printing machines for optimal print quality.
- File Preparation:
- Receive and review digital files for print jobs, ensuring they meet printing specifications.
- Convert digital files into formats compatible with printing equipment.
- Print Production:
- Monitor and adjust print settings to achieve the desired color, quality, and consistency.
- Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to print quality, paper jams, and other operational challenges.
- Coordinate with production staff to prioritize and schedule print jobs.
- Quality Control:
- Conduct regular quality checks on printed materials to ensure they meet established standards.
- Adjust print settings as needed to address issues and maintain consistency.
- Work closely with graphic designers, Industrial Designers, and other team members to understand project requirements.
- Communicate effectively to address any concerns or modifications required for successful print production.
- Maintenance and Repairs:
- Perform routine maintenance on printing equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Coordinate with maintenance technicians for repairs and upgrades as needed.
- Inventory Management:
- Monitor and manage inventory levels of printing supplies, such as inks and paper.
- Place orders for consumables in a timely manner to avoid disruptions in print production.
- Market related commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply for this position please send your CV, and a covering email/letter as to why you think this position would make you a good fit within Red Fox Group, to Dieter Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: If you have not heard anything from us after 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.