Press Services Operator- 1st Shift
Position Summary: Assembles and prepares variable data and tooling used by press operators to complete printing jobs. Maintains tooling records and orders new tooling when needed. Perform Press operator functions which may include performing complex printing jobs, including "make-ready" for each job, working from copy card specifications, change plates, cylinders, and die chases on wide web tag and label presses.
- Analyze schedule for upcoming jobs, assemble necessary materials (ink, tooling, etc.) required for complete make ready and deliver to press ahead of scheduled changeovers.
- Deliver setup kits and assist the cleanup and make ready team.
- Create and control data for variable data jobs on the digital presses.
- Operate Press as needed and maintain knowledge of press operation.
- Participate in the development of a press quality system to define release and inspect jobs needed to production after make-ready.
- Assist with Lean Manufacturing Kaizens to improve press make ready and cleanup efficiency.
- Inspect tooling for damage prior to restocking; inspect new tooling for quality and accuracy based on specification.
- Coordinate logistics with vendors for new tooling, retooling, scheduling of pick up/delivery and other needs or concerns.
- Manage tooling inventory; maintain tool records for analytics (run time, age, use, etc).
- Order parts and pressroom supplies and maintain appropriate inventory levels as required.
- Mix ink to specifications when necessary.
- Collaborate with purchasing to administer and improve recycling programs and waste- Hazard Material.
- Report any unsafe conditions, injury or accident immediately to supervisors.
- Perform all other tasks assigned by the supervisor, as needed.
Qualified Candidates Must Possess:
- 1-3 years’ experience in tooling, Flexo press Operation. Data Manipulation is a plus.
- Basic computer skills, basic math, and knowledge in excel.
- Ability to effectively communicate with vendors and internal customers.
- Visual color perception, Hazard Material Administration, and ERP system knowledge.
- Hand dexterity- important to feel surfaces, work in close areas with fingers and handle small objects.
- Ability to easily communicate verbally, hear, as well as focus on objects, have good vision, and color perception.
- Ability to regularly lift and/or move objects up to 60 lbs. without assistance and higher weights with assistance.
- At a minimum, the individual must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.