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26 years printing press operator

Kansas City, MO
September 06, 2018

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***** **** *****, ******** ****, MO 64080



Seasoned Production Leader & Machine Operator with 24 years progressive career growth gained in high performance and quality production environments support demanding customers while under deadline pressure.

Creative, resourceful and analytical with applied technical skills in Industrial Management, Maintenance, Technical Applications, and Continuous Process Improvement combined with a thorough understanding of tactical planning, operations and personnel management.

Innovative and industrious with operation, maintenance and troubleshooting skills on high-speed, wide-web, multi-color offset printing presses and auxiliary components. Results-oriented and accountable with expertise in inventory management, daily production reports analysis and budget adherence.

Focused, versatile and multi-task oriented, able to work collaboratively with others in high-demand situations and deal courteously, professionally and tactfully with customers, corporate leaders, production managers, fellow-supervisors and assemblers. EXPERIENCE

QUAD/GRAPHICS, Lenexa, KS 1992 to 03/2016 (Plant Closure) A 95K sq. ft. / 90+ employee division of the international, $4.8B Sales commercial printer – this division prints retail inserts for leading grocery chains and national retailers principally serving the mid-west markets. The plant has changed ownership many times – most recently as Vertis Communications and then acquired by Wisconsin based Quad/Graphics, who continue to acquire, consolidate, close and restructure facilities throughout the company.

Press Operator / Team Leader

Provide leadership, training and development of five crewmembers working on high-speed offset printing presses such as Goss Community, c500Magnum,Harris 900, Goss C700/C700I.

Monitor the flow of materials, equipment set-ups, job progress, quality and scheduling. Committed to safety, quality, efficiency, productivity and customer-satisfaction.

Oversee the preparation of the press for operation by verifying proper documentation and web-threading procedures and inspecting, adjusting or replacing slitter knives. Set register, mount plates, maintain water supply center and adjust amounts for proper ink solution.

Troubleshoot, repair and performpreventativemaintenanceonequipment.

Interface with customers on analysis of samples and “Color OK’s” and provide on-press technical advice to customers and plant personnel. CHRISTOPHER C. HARLACHER



I began in an entry-level position in 1992 and trained the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to Press Operator.


Education: High School Diploma, Truman High School, Independence, MO. Safety Training: Hazardous Materials, OSHA Compliance and Certifications, Ergonomics, Hand Safety, Hearing Conservation, Lock-Out / Tag-Out, Fire Prevention and Extinguishers, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Emergency Procedures and Evacuation. Process Improvement Training: 5S, Lean Management, Six Sigma, Point Kaizan. Certifications: Man Lift, Scissor Lift.


PerrettaColor Console

Folder setup of Magnum1/4 and 1 2fold

C700 Half Fold, C700 Combo 1/4 and 1 2fold

RBC folder set up

SSC folder set up

Rima Stackers

In line trimmers

Meuller Martini

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