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Narrow Web Flexo Press Operator

Flexo Finders
Olathe, KS
October 14, 2020


Growing label company with excellent benefits, and competitive pay is looking for an experienced 3rd shift flexo press operator. Must have experience running a narrow web flexo press such as mark andy, webtron, comco, aquaflex, nilpeter, omet, etc.

Position Summary:

The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for the operation of a Flexographic press (7-1/2" to 24"); to produce and convert various raw materials into finished printed products. The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for meeting customer requirements while conforming to company standards for quality and job parameters.

Essential Functions:

Repositions printing plates, adjust pressure rolls, or otherwise adjusts machines to improve print quality, using knobs, hand wheels, or hand tools.

Sets and adjusts speed, ink flow, and positions and pressure tolerances of equipment.

Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects using specific test methods and equipment.

Pushes buttons, turns handles or moves controls and levers to start and control press.

Examines job orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specifications, colors, and color sequences.

Selects and install printing plates, rollers, screens, dies, and cylinders in machines according to specifications, using hand tools.

Monitors feeding and printing processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.

Operates equipment at required speed to ensure proper ink coverage, alignment, and registration.

Loads, positions, and adjusts unprinted materials on holding fixtures or in equipment loading and feeding mechanisms.

Pours ink and other materials into reservoirs of printing units, making measurements and adjustments to control color and viscosity.

Maintains, or adjusts equipment using proper preventive maintenance techniques.

Blends and tests inks and varnishes according to types of material being printed and work order specifications.

Cleans and lubricates presses and components, using oil, solvents, brushes, and rags.

Removes printed materials from presses, using lifts or hoists, and transports them to storage or finishing areas.

Ensures the work conducted within the production area is performed in a safe and efficient manner. Any unsafe work conditions are addressed immediately.

Ensures adherence to all quality control processes and procedures and actively supports the company's internal audit program.

Maintains daily time and materials usage reports by entering information into the computer print management system.

Skills and Experience Required:

Individual must be able to monitor processes, materials and equipment, as well as judge quality through inspection of characteristics.

Individual must be able to work independently with minimal guidance required. This implies good time management, planning/organization, and decision-making skills.

Individual must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, maintaining flexibility, objectivity and a capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Participation and support of 5S initiatives and activities.

1-2 years relevant experience in printing preferred.

High school diploma / GED / or equivalent preferred.

Individual should possess basic math and computer skills.

English language required.

Physical and Other Requirements:

This job is performed indoors in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. Job tasks are performed in close proximity to other people and include exposure to strobe lights, sounds and noise levels that could be distracting. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, bend or crouch. The employee must frequently stand, walk, talk, and occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required by this job include ability to hear alarms and other sensors in a factory environment. Requires use of hands to handle, control or feel objects and operate tools and controls.