Offset Press Operator

Dominion Packaging INC

Benefits Offered  401 K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision


The press operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and changeover of a Very Large Format (VLF) sheet-fed offset printing press. Work schedule requires rotating day and night shifts (8-12 hours). Overtime and weekend work required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Perform machine make-ready procedures (load plates, ink, coating, board, etc.) to start a production cycle
  2. Control and adjust the functions and settings of machine (e.g. speed, ink & water settings, etc.)
  3. Ensure raw materials are correct for the given job according to job docket & technical sheet
  4. Inspect printed sheets at regular intervals to ensure quality requirements are met
  5. Perform cleaning & preventative maintenance of the press periodically to guarantee continued optimum running and appearance
  6. Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  7. Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  8. Properly & accurately maintain production & quality logs
  9. Properly document all printed loads for production and quality issues
  10. Prepare for & keep press running during Feeder Operator/Assistant Operator breaks
  11. Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  1. Three or more years working on a wide-web/large format offset printing press, preferably sheet-fed and multi-color (Heidelberg)
  2. Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills are required. This is normally required through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Ability to demonstrate leadership, initiative, and be a team player
  4. Good written and oral communication skills

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment which may include standing for extended periods of time. Work involves frequent lifting of materials and products up to 15 lbs. to waist level and occasional lifting of 15 lbs. to chest level. No overhead lifting required. Any lifting that requires the employee to exceed the normal lifting capacities of the position will mandate a team lift or the introduction of mechanical means for manipulating the potential load. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment including, but not limited to, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toe safety boots, and gloves. Hair nets and beard nets are also required in the production area.

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