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Unlike most other print operations, TJ Books is fortunate to be based right near to the sea, in Padstow, Cornwall.  And our people-first business is all about enabling our team to be able to make the most of our location, and the enviable Cornish lifestyle.

We are a leading employer in the area, and pride ourselves on being a successful, well-known business, committed to focusing on a bright future, and collectively going places. Our can-do attitude, and place in the fast-paced, dynamic industry, means we’re always on the look-out for new talent, and people who are seeking a role in a thriving company.

Printing provides a plethora of long-term options for people who are interested in a job role that suits their personality and their ambitions.  We offer a higher salary and more benefits than many of our surrounding neighbours and we are interested in hearing from people who are straight out of school or college, as well as those who have an impressive set of skills and experience within the print world, or interesting transferrable skills.

If you think you could make a great addition to our team, please email your CV to [email protected].

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Digital Assistant

Digital System Support

Responsible to Factory Shift Manager

  • Responsible for the efficient running of the Digital Book System
  • Supporting the System Leader
  •  The production of short run books produced digitally
  • To monitor the consistent quality of product
  • To assist the Operator and System Leader
  • Feeding material into the system and the packaging of the product
  • Ensuring that the working area is clean and tidy at all times
  • Measures Producing the daily and weekly production targets (minimum 20k units per week, per shift)
  • Cleaning and maintaining the equipment in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations – end of day
  • Report all equipment issues and maintenance interventions to the System Leader

Remuneration Level 1
Hours – Average of 160 hours every 4 weeks (balanced) Maximum working week shall be 60 over 6 days
Overtime shall be paid at the end of week 4

Folder Operator

Job Specification
Specific Responsibilities, including (but not limited to)
• Running the Folding machines at maximum run speeds.
• Ensuring quality checks are performed to minimise non-conformances.
• Supplying run sheets (internal / external for customer service / customer approval via plate room)
• Reporting all faults / problems + ensuring equipment is kept in good working order.
• Ensuring maintenance of Folders is done according to manufacturer’s recommendations as Scheduled.
• Promote, Maintain + Improve high standards of housekeeping.
• Ensure all production problems are communicated effectively to the relevant staff, and forwarded to management.
• Ensuring thorough & efficient handover to subsequent shifts with minimum downtime.
• Being flexible to ensure business needs are met where required.
• Comply with all TJ Books policies, including Health & Safety policy, Quality systems, Personnel, Smoking, Mobile Phone and dignity at work.

Key Performance Indicators
Folder Output – 5k hour 30 minute make ready
Shift output based on the above figures
Minimum downtime
Minimum non conformances

Behavioural demands of the position
It is helpful if the position holder can identify with these behaviours, as the position is likely to require them.
• Being loyal to the job, people and company.
• Being obliging and accommodating.
• Weighing pros and cons before making decisions.
• Logical approach to decision making.
• Having a balance between people and task.
• Having a helpful approach to team members and customers.
• Having a proactive approach to resolving customer queries.
• Having a proactive approach to solving mechanical / electrical issues.
• Having a proactive approach to ensuring maximum production at all times

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IT Support Administrator

-Assist the company in maintaining robust, reliable, efficient and flexible telecommunication and computer-based systems.

-Assist in carrying out practical, tested contingency plans covering unexpected business interruptions

-Support the IT Manager in ensuring a professional, proactive IT and telecommunications service that achieves its business objectives in the most cost-effective way.

-To meet, in good time, the company s statutory obligations for our systems such as licensing and the Data Protection Act.

-To ensure the company’s IT telecommunications assets are identifiable and reasonably safeguarded at all times.

-To keep systems down time to a minimum and all systems running to the standard appropriate for each user.

-Where there is more than one system failure then the need is to ensure, using the management’s guidance, that the business issues are resolved in priority order.

-To ensure business continuity plans exist, from an IT perspective, should an interruption to Business operations occur. After management determine which risks/ eventualities are to be planned against, then the responsibility is to develop, recommend, implement, update and test the viability of contingency plans that enable essential systems to be available as needed.

-To proactively develop, recommend and implement comprehensive plans for information technology and telecommunications that meet and corporate and company goals

-To actively promote the optimum use of IT and telecommunications capability by users to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Specific responsibilities.

-To assume responsibilities for department in IT managers absence

-To help select suppliers of software and hardware to ensure that the company uses the best available products at the best available price.

-To assess/evaluate potential suppliers of hardware and software

-To keep the IT hardware, IT Software l, IT licence lists up to date

-To keep the log up to date showing what programmes and licenses are held on each Computer

-To file the IT licences, file the programme information.

-To keep the computer server rooms tidy and safe, to tidy up the wiring system, keep the office tidy and sale.

-To check leads, connections, and all IT equipment to ensure that they are in safe working order.

– To assist the IT Manager fill in the statutory forms showing that we are complying, with regulations.

-To liaise with Finance department to ensure that the fixed asset list is kept up to date with the correct information. Help them to match invoices to actual physical purchases.

-To train staff on correct use of programmes and systems

-To help in the induction process when we have new staff

-To set up new machines and make sure that all the in house standard documents are set up correctly, it has the appropriate programmes matched with a legal licence, an email account and staff know how to correctly file documents.

-To monitor the use of the computers to make sure that staff are complying with the IT procedures and there is no misuse of the system.

-To respond to the tasks on the IT task list as developed using the helpdesk

-To monitor the back-up process and ensure it is operating satisfactorily

-To conduct interim testing of the back-un systems to ensure data can be successfully retrieved

-To offer IT support to remote or site/branch offices. This may involve occasional site visits.

-To assist the IT Manager in monitoring on-going contracts with the best suppliers and recommend their use to the IT Manager.

– To assist in minimising expenses incurred and keeping with the specified IT budget.

-The support Administrator will report to the IT Manager, but will be expected to work on most projects with a minimum of supervision, self-motivated and conscientious.

Press Operator

Apprenticeship or Job dependant on experience.

We have a vacancy for a Press Minder working within the Press Hall.

Main duties include:

• Ensuring Key Performance Indicators are delivered
• Ensuring quality checks are performed to minimise non-conformances
• Run printing presses at maximum run speeds
• Supplying run sheets (internal / external for customer service / customer approval via plate room / folders.
• Reporting all faults / problems + Ensuring equipment is kept in good working order.
• Ensuring maintenance of presses is done according to manufacturer’s recommendations as Scheduled.
• Promote, Maintain + Improve high standards of housekeeping.
• Ensure all production problems are communicated effectively to the relevant staff, and forwarded to management.
• Ensuring thorough efficient handover to subsequent shifts with minimum downtime
• Ensure housekeeping is carried out daily.
• Promote factory facilities in a positive manner, assisting in identifying and developing opportunities for the business and its clients.
• Demonstrate flexible attitude to working hours to meet business demand.
• Perform all other functions, duties and training as required or requested by the Management of the company.
• Comply with all TJ Books policies, including Health & Safety policy, Quality systems, Personnel, Smoking, Mobile Phone and dignity at work.

Skills required:
• Excellent eye for detail
• Good work organisation skills
• Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• Logical approach to decision making
• Proactive approach to resolving customer queries
• Proactive approach to solving mechanical/electrical issues
• Works well as part of a team
• Enthusiastic proactive and positive approach and willingness to help

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Bindery Operators and Assistants

We have vacancies on both our double day shift and our night shift.

Why not join us as a Manufacturing/Bindery Assistant. No experience is necessary although a positive attitude and a flexible approach is an absolute must. All training will be provided and for those showing interest and ability, there are always opportunities to develop more skills later whether this be within the Bindery department or in a completely new area of the business.

We are also looking for people who may already have had experience of operating production machinery in a FCMG environment or other print environments. Having invested heavily in new equipment and process, there is always further development available for you too.

The Bindery is the final stage in preparing the books for our customers and therefore anyone working in this department has a very important part to play in making sure everything is in line with the customer requirements. As it is the last area to come into contact with the book before it lands on the customers desk, a keen eye for quality is vital.

The team operate on either a standard 5 day double days pattern (alternating weeks on 06-14 or 14-22) or on a 4 shift night pattern operating Sunday night through to Wednesday night so please specify which shift you would be interested in.

Main Duties:

  • Safe and efficient manufacture and packing of soft and hardback books ready for despatch
  • Ensure the book is of a consistent high quality and matches the customer order
  • Ensure accurate data is submitted to the Management Information System
  • Ensure daily housekeeping is carried out

Person Specification:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong work organisational skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Enthusiastic and positive

Salary starts at £18720 per annum

HSEQ Manager

Ensuring continued development and implementation of the TJ Books health & safety, quality and environmental systems, in line with current legislation and ensuring safe systems of work are implemented across the company


Main Duties – Duties will include (but are not limited to):

Health and Safety

Using your knowledge and skill to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.  Responsible for ensuring that everyone complies with legislation and that safety policies are adhered to.  Helping plan, implement, monitor, and review protective and preventative safety measures.  Work in partnership with staff to minimize: Operational losses, Occupational health problems, Accidents and Injuries.

Responsibilities typically involve:

  • Conducting risk assessments and identifying how risks could be reduced
  • Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of hazards
  • Conducting regular inspections / audits to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Host and support visits from external auditors ensuring all evidence is available and provided to ensure re-certification and compliance standards
  • Making changes to working practices to ensure they are safe and comply with legislation
  • Helping prepare and develop internal policies
  • Leading in house training with staff on H&S issues and risks
  • Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports suggesting improvements
  • Recording incidents and accidents and producing statistics for management
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of all HSE legislation
  • Working alongside the Plant Manager for the safe disposal of hazardous substance e.g. Asbestos
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
  • Organising and chairing quarterly H&S Committee meetings


Responsible for overseeing the environmental performance, the legislative compliance of the company and working alongside the Directors to develop and deliver the environmental strategy. Developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and programmes that promote sustainable development.  Review the whole operation carrying out environmental audits and assessments, identifying and resolving environmental problems and ensuring necessary changes are implemented. Ensuring all members of the workforce recognise and understand their own contributions to improve environmental performance.


Coordinating the activities required to meet quality standards demanded by clients.  Monitor and advise on the performance of the quality management system, use root cause analysis to improve quality of service, produce data and report on performance. Liaise with directors, managers, and staff to ensure that the quality management system is functioning properly.  Advise on changes, how to implement them and provide the lead on training, tools, and techniques to enable others to achieve.

Additional Duties

  • Work on additional projects/tasks, not specified above to aid other areas of the business when required
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IT Development & Project Manager

Job Purpose To deliver excellent software and systems consultancy services to the business. Managing and developing systems that are integral to the continued success of the business.
Main Duties:

·        Advising on and implementing systems and solutions throughout the business. These may include designing and producing workflow-based designs, non-core script-based solutions, screen tailoring and UI configuration

  • Analyse and understand internal customer problems and opportunities, with reference to the manufacturing process, and recommend how the team can meet internal user needs.
  • Provide support to teams in defining additional requirements and optimising requirement implementation.
  • Identify training needs and deliver training to teams as part of project delivery
  • Provide expertise and present demonstrations to teams
  • Planning and delivery of various new IT, Automation and Workflow Systems
  • Supporting colleagues’ technical queries relating to plan set up and ongoing administration processes
  • Ensure agreed work is delivered in-line with contractual service specifications
  • Create technical manual to log all processes and system fixes.
  • Consult with system providers to log and fix any issues
  • Conduct Post Implementation Review (PIR) and capture any lessons learnt.
  • General IT duties

· Assist with service desk where required

Person Specification and Competencies:

·Proficient in SQL

· Software Implementation

· Experience of process-driven software configuration at UI and database level.

·Book printing knowledge desirable but not essential

· Strong planning, organising and task delivery

Customer-focus and confidence working in new environments.

Analytical problem-solving and attention to detail.

Self-motivation and independent approach to work.

Collaborative work ethic within internal and customer teams.

Understanding of networks, servers and Management systems



Order Processor

Efficiently and accurately process customer orders onto the computer systems whilst liaising with departments across the business to ensure, efficient and high-quality production.

Main functions

Work with Account Managers and Sales team to process any received customer orders and generate a Works Instruction, using relevant systems to provide exceptional standard of support and customer service.

Ensure client order requirements are processed efficiently and input onto the computer system accurately.

Work alongside and communicate clearly with Estimating, Purchasing, Scheduling and Production to resolve queries, supporting the smooth and high-quality production of goods.

Support the Account Managers to ensure material requests and outwork purchases are accurately raised as orders require.

Review customer supplied files to check key elements and raise any errors or concerns with the Account Managers.

Correct Work Instructions received throughout the business – WI accuracy measure.

Timely processing of orders – measurement of % of orders processed on the same day of receipt.

Positive feedback from clients and internal colleagues

Correct and high-quality books processed

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Apprentice/ Trainee


We are looking for a talented, creative, and proactive apprentices to join our team across a variety of department

Areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Working in pre-press, preparing books for manufacture
  • Becoming a Press-Operator, running and maintaining machinery
  • Working in engineers and maintenance
  • Attend frequent training courses to develop skills and course requirements

Competencies/Skills required:

  • Able to work in a high speed deadline driven environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Hold self and others accountable for performance
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and positive approach and willingness to help
  • Computer skills, including adobe, beneficial but not essential

If you want to learn about any area of our business and achieve professional qualifications, please get in contact. We will meet wit you and discuss your interests to match you to a position you will find the most fulfilling

Electrical Engineer

TJ Books is a long established quality Book Manufacturer based in Padstow. The company continues to grow sales and are experiencing consistent year on year growth so now is a very exciting time to join us.

The current vacancy is for a suitable qualifies Electrician/Electrical Engineer to join our Maintenance Team whose main duties will be maintaining and repairing all plant equipment to both legal and company standards, whilst maintaining the maximum productive capacity.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to deliver efficiencies in response times, fault finding and monitoring performance of repairs.

Applicants will need:

  • Previous experience of maintenance and repair of production machinery
  • City & Guilds/NVQ in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation regarding safe work practises
  • Able to work in a high speed deadline driven environment
  • A can-do flexible approach to work and a willingness to drive quality and continuous improvement
  • Experience working with industry standard systems and processes (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 27001)

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Planned repair and maintenance of printing and bookbinding machinery to acceptable company standards and conforming to all relevant legal requirements
  • Daily repair, maintenance and inspection of all ancillary equipment associated with the site and buildings
  • Installation and project work on equipment associated with the printing and bookbinding trade plus ancillary equipment associated with the site and buildings
  • To be able to work alone and under own initiative to maintain high company standards of maintenance and health and safety
  • To assist in the supervision and training of apprentices
  • Work towards continual improvement at all times
  • To assist with any reasonable duties associated with the job/position
  • Have a flexible attitude to working hours to meet business demands


Job Type: Full-time; 40 hours per week; overtime available

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