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Mac Operator

  • Mac Operator
  • Auckland
  • $60 - $70k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Penny Gambitsis Senior Talent Agent

Keen for a fresh start in 2019? 

Are you well versed in the realm of FMCG packaging and are an EXCELLENT art worker? 


My client, a well-known and reputable Auckland packaging and design agency, is on the lookout for a top Art Worker / Mac Operator with experience in packaging. 

This role is working in an intensive role with a great team focused primarily on packaging design and production across several large and international accounts. The successful applicant will need to have at least 4 years in packaging artworking, preferably FMCG packaging or food and beverage, and be competent across the full Adobe suite including Photoshop and Illustrator. The candidate will have a good flourish of design flair/technical eye, with a visual ‘spark’ but be happy to deal with the daily churn and an incredibly busy environment! The right candidate will be energetic, resilient and be comfortable working alongside a talented and busy senior team. 

Confidence and taking responsibility /ownership of projects will be essential in this role. The candidate will be mentored by two top-level senior Art Workers and growth potential in this agency is huge.

This role requires someone who is confident and passionate about their art working ability, have initiative, huge attention to detail and will fit into the agencies 'family-like' dynamic, creative culture. 

Required Experience:

  • Min 4+ years experience (ideally in packaging)
  • Packaging Design / Studio background preferred
  • Faultless retouching / colour correction skills 
  • Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and FTP Systems

Required Skills:

  • Packaging setups
  • Key lines
  • Retouching and colour correction
  • Ideally has worked with spot colours 
  • Fast and deadline driven
  • Work skill-fully on multiple projects 
  • Layout and template design
  • Quality file saving, management and outputting
  • Confident with established brand guidelines and brands
  • Strong communicator
  • Technically strong (setting up style sheets and specifications)
  • Attention to detail
  • Needs to have a “Solutions not problems” mindset, be able to muck in when required
  • Solid pre-press / preflight knowledge

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary (preferred)

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Team player
  • Sociable
  • Hardworking
  • Enjoyable to have around


  • Busy, social, growing, creative and dynamic workplace
  • Great team
  • Auckland City fringe location

Let Penny and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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