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Printing Press Operator

Company: PROAMPAC Careers
Location: Cedar Hill
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Press Operator's task is to work in concert with the printing department ensuring the quality and efficiency of the print being produced. - -
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

  • Follows up on all Press Operator 2 & 3 duties, for availability of all materials and supplies, and sets up on next job as much as possible, to keep production flow smooth.
  • Operates machine in proper manner, maintaining high production at proper machine speed and a quality product, with a minimum of waste.
  • Reads, initials, and dates work order to verify knowledge of order specifications at the beginning of each order and checks blue lines or sample bags for colors and correct copy.
  • Performs set-up on machine, by mounting cylinders in register, with proper impression, locating eye marks and freight stamps, and folding sample bags to order specifications with supervisor approval.
  • Monitors continual quality of print while press is in operation.
  • Records density readings on all process colors and places density bars on plates when necessary.
  • Monitors lbs. Per ream of lacquer on at least one roll of each production job running that has lacquer.
  • Monitors slide angle, color, and UPC readings on every print roll, making sure C. I. Lab is double checking. The readings must be recorded and accurate before running an order.
  • Instructs Press Operator 2 & 3 as well as Proof Mounter.
  • Hangs one quality run speed tear sheet off each finished print roll, checking for print quality.
  • Completes all paperwork on job jackets, daily production reports, hourly check reports, with supervisor initialing and approving all hourly checks, and reports total scrap to supervisor at end of shift.
  • References equipment manuals, lead man, or supervisor for instruction.
  • Relieves Assistant Press Operator and Proof Mounter for breaks and instructs the Press Operator 2 & 3 when to relieve themselves for breaks, assuming each other's responsibilities.
  • Performs daily maintenance on machine.
  • Notifies supervisor when maintenance problems arise.
  • Effective with following instructions and requests from supervisor and management.
  • Seeks out information on orders and job duties when in doubt.
  • Communicates well with other operators at any time throughout their shift specifically at shift change.
  • Keeps floor free from obstructions, paper, ink, and other materials, and keeps general work area clean.
  • Makes sure the CI is cleaned daily at end of shift, and chill rollers are cleaned when necessary.
  • Reports to work on time and is dependable.
  • Comply with departmental & job safety practices.
  • Carry out tasks as assigned by Management.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Associates degree from an accredited College or trade school preferred
    • Two to three years' experience working within the printing industry
    • Must complete Safety Orientation, Departmental Safety Training and OSHA Standards Training
    • Work experience with computers and other business equipment
    • This position requires the annual completion of Hazardous Waste Management training - provided by ProAmpac.
    • Must have high attention to detail
    • Ability to work within a team environment
    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
    • Completes Safety Orientation, departmental safety Training, and OSHA standards training
    • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure
    • Flexibility to work on weekends and nights

Keywords: PROAMPAC Careers, Clarksville , Printing Press Operator, Other , Cedar Hill, Tennessee

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