Plate Maker

Location: Mineola, TX

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Trinidad Benham Corporation is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1917; a national leader in the consumer food products industry, we process and package beans, rice, popcorn and household aluminum foil products.  Our customers include major grocery chains and food service companies throughout the United States.  We are respected around the world for integrity, category expertise, dedication to quality and superior customer service. 

Currently, Trinidad Benham is seeking a Plate Maker for our Flexographic Printing department in our Mineola, TX facility.  This 1st shift opportunity offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, paid vacation and holidays; tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with company match, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 


  • Utilizes HD/digital plate making equipment to produce plates for flexographic printing
  • Dispenses chemical solvent for plate making equipment
  • Performs Quality Control checks to ensure ink color specifications, accuracy of PDF specifications and verification of UPC codes
  • Interacts with Corporate Pre-Press departments and various vendors
  • Performs purchasing of some supplies
  • Maintain inventory of plate making supplies
  • Performs general housekeeping of plate making room
  • Cross trained in a variety of press room functions including plate mounting, ink mixing and running the press


  • Previous plate making experience a plus
  • Good technical aptitude
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to differentiate colors
  • Ability to arrange patterns to optimize plate making materials
  • Computer proficient in MS Excel based programs and MS Outlook
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, push, pull up to 50 lbs
  • Use ladders and climb stairs
  • Walk, stand, sit, crawl, kneel, climb up to 10 hrs per day
  • Must be able to work around chemicals including inks, ammonia and other solvents

Qualified candidates may apply online or in person at 322 Freeman St., Mineola, TX 75773.

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