As a Press Operator, you will be responsible to safely operate, set up, and care for the printing press machines and direct the press assistants to ensure continuous improvements in customer satisfaction.
Read and follow daily press schedule to meet daily production needs.
Legibly and accurately record activities on required documentation and in the daily activities log books.
Set up and record run condition reports for each job completed.
Properly and safely use all tools necessary to set up each job as efficiently and with as little waste as possible.
Read and understand customer order and artwork.
Track all setup, downtime and run time on the production report and by using Axapta or shop floor.
Accurately scan and process all materials going on and coming off of the machine
Run the order as quickly and efficiently as quality allow.
Mark or flag all press stops, splices and misprints during the run and keep an accurate Flag report for each roll.
Remove and properly dispose of all flying splices and defects on rewind position or master roll.
Monitor print quality during the run using the auto defect detection system. (AVT SYSTEM)
Responsible for the cleanliness of the press and the area around the press.
Report any and all mechanical issue he encounters during the shift.
Regular attendance is required
Prepare and direct press assistant in the staging of the next job.
Help train and teach in any or all of his responsibilities.
Monitor and hold assistant accountable for their responsibilities.
Minimal Job Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
At least 5+ years of wide web flexographic printing experience required
Ability to grasp and understand product layout sheets and how to read artwork.
Operator must understand the difference between good and bad print based off of all provided materials: ARTWORK, PLS, WO, SEPARATIONS and COLOR MASTER FOLDER.
Must have a clear understanding of how to use the quality checklist and of its importance.
Must understand the Spectro densitometer
Must have a clear understanding of the company’s digital work flow.
Understand with ability to perform, teach, and direct the essential functions of all press positions.
Ability to propel self across multiple surfaces, including concrete, carpeting, and linoleum.
Standing 10 to 12 hours on solid surface, walking on uneven surfaces 10 to 12 hours; bending, kneeling, squatting 8 to 10 hours.
Reaching with arms up and down, side to side; use hands to finger, feel, or handle objects 12 hours.
Close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception with ability to discern color and texture; 10 to 12 hours.
Ability to hear warning bells and forklift engine; 12 hours
General: Must have good safety awareness and judgment. Effective time management skills with ability to multi-task, self-organize and prioritize tasks; high attention to detail with ability to meet deadlines; ability to work independently to reach goals and successfully partner with others to meet customer requirements; ability to obtain and maintain proficient knowledge of and capability with all tools, machines and software required to perform essential functions.
Computer Skills: Average ability to accurately type using a computer monitor and/or keyboard.
Language Ability: Spanish bilingual helpful, but not required. Ability to be understood when speaking English, listen to and understand spoken English; read and interpret customer specifications written in English. Ability to write daily logs in English. Ability to speak effectively to communicate quality concerns or production issues.
Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals to ensure proper measurements before/after production.
Reasoning Ability: Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out multiple instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Able to deal with problems involving several variables.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy. Must have the ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment when required to be in production areas, including hair/beard net, cutting gloves and safety glasses, as appropriate. Must be able to stand or walk 75% or more of workday. Must have ability to work in a hot or cold environment around ink or chemicals with protection.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.