Press Assistant

Department / Function: Operations ~ Operations

Location: Leeds

Hours: Shift based


Scientific Games International Ltd is a subsidiary of the $1Billion pa turnover, globally renowned Scientific Games Corporation. Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art printing facility in Leeds supplies lottery scratch cards to clients in Europe. 

We have recently upgraded our printing operation, installing a brand new 20 unit, in-line flexographic press which is capable of printing 700mm wide at a rate of 300 metres per minute. This investment allows us to serve more customers than ever before. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people to join us as Press Assistants. 

Reporting to the Lead Printer, you will be expected to perform a variety of tasks and other duties to enable the press to function at its optimum efficiency. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to learn multiple skills and to cover a variety of print positions, maximising your chances of internal progression.    


You will be working in a team of six and must be an excellent team player with great communication skills.     

Duties will include: 

  • Loading and unloading reels.
  • Cleaning ink sumps and pumps.
  • Cleaning and rebuild ink chambers.
  • Performing preventative maintenance programme.
  • Assisting Printers during make readies.
  • Making and mounting flexographic plates as the need arises. 

Previous experience working in a Print environment is beneficial but not essential as full training will be given. We want hard working and committed people with great attitudes, and enthusiasm to learn and develop.    

This position involves working a Continental Shift pattern (which will include working weekends and nights) of on average, 39 hours per week. 

As part of the role you will be expected to work overtime, at the appropriate pay rates, for holiday cover, sickness cover and standard overtime shifts – this ongoing flexibility is an essential requirement. 

There is a competitive salary of £28,717.48, generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme with a company match of 6% of pensionable salary and free onsite car parking. 

Please note that due to the highly secure nature of our business, any job offer would be subject to the following screening: drugs screening test, receipt of references, receipt of satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check, and a satisfactory credit history check. We would also require proof of eligibility to work in the UK before any job offer is made.