Screen Printing Machine Operator Trainees – Jobs in Kenya

Vajas Manufacturers Limited is a leading company in Printing and branding of promotional items. It seeks to recruit highly qualified, competent, hardworking and self-motivated candidates to fill the above vacant positions.

Purpose of the job: The position is responsible for preparing screen printing stencils, mixing and loading ink, cleaning machines, maintaining screen printing equipment, folding screen printed items, quality checks as needed, changing inks as needed, inspecting products and looking for visual defects(light leaks, scratches, assembly problems, blemishes, printing issues, etc.) and meet production rate, which is established by production manager.

Key duties and responsibilities
Sets and adjusts feed rollers, spindle reel, printing screens, and bolts to specifications.
Sets thermostat to temperature specified for printing run.
Reviews print order to determine settings and adjustments required to set up manually controlled or automatic screen printing machine.
Measures, centres, and aligns and positions screens.
Determines from orders type and colour of designs to print.
Mixes paints according to formula, using bench mixer.
Examines product for paint smears, position of design, or other defects and adjusts equipment.
Compares ink or paint prepared for printing run with master colour swatch to confirm accuracy of match.
Counts and records quantities printed in production log.
Adjusts position of design or screen to ensure specified colour print registration.

Qualifications
Diploma in Printing Technology from a recognized institution

Skills and Competencies
Must have previous exposure in printing as an intern or 1 year experience
Must be able to distinguish between colours and tones

Special Requirements:
Must be willing and able to work in shifts, irregular hours, including evenings, holidays, and weekends as position responsibilities may require from time to time dictated by workload.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their applications and CVs to email humanresource@vajas.com

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