Gravure Printing Graphics Specialist

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OMNOVA Solutions is now a part of Synthomer! OMNOVA is now part of Synthomer, a global specialty chemicals company and one of the worlds major suppliers of aqueous polymers. The combined organization creates a US$2.8 billion global enterprise with a broad array of specialty products and services. The acquisition provides an expanded geography for improved customer proximity, greater scale to more efficiently produce and distribute product, and increased breadth of products and technology offerings. What are we looking for? The Gravure/Repro Graphics Specialist is responsible for rendering designs into engraving ready files and production capable tooling for the targeted printing plant. This includes graphic data assessment, file standardization, archiving and dispersal to the appropriate engraver Will also need to determine the appropriate cylinder/cell specifications for the targeted print plant, environment, substrate and end use This role is critically important to our design, development, and operational processes. If youre looking for an opportunity to make an impact with a cutting edge team in a rapidly growing business, this is it! What will I do in this role? - Interface with the Design Department to understand expectations and time-frames Guide design team to advance print and aesthetic capabilities, looking for ways to improve both design and print processes to maximize success Adjust and refine files to meet aesthetic requirements and targets relaying any changes that could affect aesthetic to lead designer Manage data file movement between outside studios and Design Department, ensuring that proper specifications are adhered to by studios and graphic vendors Work with Vendors, Commercial and Design to set and communicate standard lead-times for cylinder development and scale-up Review and amend graphics for tracking and other mechanical defects including stepping and repeating, relaying any changes that could affect aesthetic to lead designer Ensure design work and tooling meets process capability of targeted production facility, including ink coverage, registration, etc Manage and maintain archive to ensure plate areas, full repeats and engraving files are created and available Order, track, inspect and approve all plate and cylinder engravings before use - Manage and maintain the MS Access engraving database Specify engravings including line screen, cell shapes, stylus, layouts and other parameters Ensure correlation between graphics, gravure plates and gravure cylinders Confirm in production environment that new cylinders are preforming to aesthetic and technical expectations Assist in trouble shooting plant print related production and quality issues What youll need to be successful... Bachelors degree, ideally in Print Technology or equivalent - 3-5 years experience in gravure printing industry Direct experience in the product (decor) gravure printing industry, including a working knowledge of pre-press (repro), engraving and printing processes highly preferred Proficiency with graphics programs (ie Illustrator, Photoshop etc) - Ability to travel 10 - 15% of the time Solid verbal and written communication skills Experienced managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment Ability to develop good working relationships with design, production, commercial teams and outside vendors Why Synthomer? At Synthomer, were redefining career development. You wont find generic career tracks or cookie-cutter development programs but rather a one-size-fits-one approach to employee development. Well partner with you to provide the right experiences that build your capabilities and accelerate your career growth. Full time R1077
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