Press Operator (4 Color Offset)

Location: Louisville, KY
Date Posted: 05-06-2013
Press Operator (4 Color Offset)
The candidate selected must be dependable, reliable, and detail oriented with good organizational skills as well as have self-initiative

  • Setup of printing press.​
  • Measure ring bearer hights on the press at the beginning of each shift and adjust if it is out of tolerance.
  • Check for proper levels of ink.
  • Hanging plates.
  • Stir coating and check coating levels multiple times throughout the shift.
  • Perform daily maintenance on press.
  • Inspect and verify correct paper/stock is being utilized.
  • Run samples and perform QC checks during operation.  Check sheet density and dotgain on each job with Intellitrax and make necessary adjustments to keep density and dotgain in tolerance.   
  • QC each job at the press and put one sheet of each in the assigned area for QC.
  • Print and place scan sheets on each load.
  • Clean dry cleaning wheels at the beginning of each shift, replace if necessary.
  • Keep ink stirred and even in chambers.
  • Perform anilox deep cleaning according to schedule.
  • Keep doctor blades clean to prevent streaks on the product.
  • At the end of the job run, complete all required paperwork and enter the information into ProFIT system.​
  • Interact with Press Room Manager, QA Manager, Production Manager, and other employees as needed.
  • Clean and lubricate press accordingly (daily, weekly, bi-weekly, etc.) as specified/needed noting any maintenance in the CMMS program.
  • Notify Facilities Department, Press Room Manager, and Production Manager immediately following any issues with press.
  • Assist and communicate with Facilities Department any issues to help troubleshoot the problem(s) with the Press.
  • Notify QA of any quality issues or variances with the press (as well as Press Room Manager).
  • Notify Press Manager and Purchasing & Logistics Admin of any shortages or variances in inventories. 
  • Continually monitor the backlog of jobs and notify Press Room Manager of any issues that arise that would cause delayed or late product.
  • Maintain and clean work area and equipment after shift. 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Management.
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