Graphics Technician

TC Transcontinental Packaging

TC Transcontinental Packaging

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Create value at TC Transcontinental.

At TC Transcontinental, we’ve got it made, and that's because of the expertise of our team.

Our flexible packaging plant Transcontinental Flexstar in Richmond, British Columbia is seeking a skilled Graphics Technician to join the fast-paced team environment!

We have been driving innovation since 1976. With over 8,000 employees and 41 production sites, TC Transcontinental is a leader in the packaging and printing industry, as well as the top French-language educational publishing group in North America. It is a company that takes care of its teams and where employees support each other. At TC Transcontinental, we lead the industry by cultivating a sense of belonging for all.

When your actions lead to success.


Reporting to the Graphics Manager at TC Transcontinental Flexstar, The Graphics Technician is part of a team of graphic experts, dedicated to innovation, working day after day to successfully translate graphics into well-known brands in the marketplace. In this role, the Graphics Technician is responsible for the layout and preparation of electronic production files per customer and printer specifications. This role produces press ready files that exceed customer expectations within a specific market segment. The Graphics Technician positively represents and promotes the Transcontinental image and proactively provides solutions.
  • You will: prepare electronic production files per customer and printer specifications; given customer supplied files/file samples develop graphics for flexographic printing.
  • Build art to correct sizes according to exact specifications; use press specs for separations, traps, bleeds, etc.; output laser/inkjet proofs and press accurate proofs; produce verifiable bar codes; apply bump curves, cutbacks and screen angles for flexo plating.
  • Make corrections to customer supplied art, setting type, simplifying vector art supplied by customer, color separation of line art elements, simplifying color pallets, adding all TC FLEXSTAR marks and tag lines, adding all printers’ marks, and checking the customer’s supplied artwork.
  • Continually exercise good judgment and decision-making based upon the client’s requirements and the plate making and printing processes being used.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures; actively participate in quality and safety-related initiatives.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
When your expertise drives us.
  • You possess: An Associate degree or higher in graphic-related field or equivalent years’ experience within a pre-press and/or printing environment.
  • Solid customer service focused philosophy and ability to work directly with customers.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • General flexographic knowledge is necessary. Ability to learn is essential; actively participate and embrace change.
  • Solid computer skills and working knowledge of MAC OS and Windows Operating Systems; proficient skills in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Esko.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication, organization and problem-solving skills; ability to communicate effectively within a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to handle demanding schedules and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization and demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude.

When our benefits transform your daily life.
  • Group insurance (including extended health, dental, life, disability, travel insurance & pension)
  • Wellness program
  • Short Term Incentive Plan
  • Company discounts
  • Computer Purchase Loan Program
  • Mobile phone plans
  • Allowances for steel toe boots and prescription safety glasses

Opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly motivated work environment where you can develop your potential and launch an exciting career.

Development opportunities where your input makes a difference. Competitive compensation package including pension and flexible benefits that are customizable to you and your family needs.

When our contribution creates the future.

A pillar in its various sectors of activity, TC Transcontinental inspires by its desire to create a responsible and united world. Its actions, particularly its commitment to the use of plastic, contribute to the protection of resources and the design of innovative products.

Send us your application. Create something with TC Transcontinental.


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