SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
Responsible for setting up, adjusting and operating of duplicator or sheet-fed printing machines (single or multicolored) to produce a final printed product that meets quality expectations and production efficiencies as set forth by the customer and the company.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Review job specifications to determine the press setup according to the imposition of the run
- Reads entire job ticket for information required for the setup and running of the job
- Perform all make-ready tasks associated with setup and operates duplicator or sheet-fed printing press to include tasks such as hanging plates, examine plates/cylinders for imperfections, checking for correct positioning of images, prepping blankets, adjusting tension and register, etc. to print the customer-specified job
- Retrieve necessary inks from the ink vault
- Make necessary color corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain the quality specifications of work
- Ability to set and maintain an appropriate amount of packing pressure needed to obtain the proper printing pressure for the type of job being run.
- Mount proper anilox, plate cylinders and dies to print stations.
- Fills ink fountains with proper ink.
- Check printed copy against the approved sample proof for the job at the beginning and periodically to ensure the job is consistent to customer-specified job/project
- Periodically forms minor equipment maintenance to include; cleaning, lubricating, making repairs and/or replacing worn or broken parts
- Assists others in the department with problem-solving for machines or jobs
- Assists with training of press helpers or junior press operators
- Meet/exceed company established quality standards
- Follow the requirements of company/department documented processes
- 3-5 years’ experience with thorough knowledge of offset printing procedures, associated materials, equipment specifications and machine safety to perform job requirements
- Ability to accurately read and understand job specifications
- Ability to understand the press capabilities to determine the most appropriate press usage, settings, and materials needed to run a successful job each time
- Ability to lift 50 Lbs. frequently throughout the day.
- Must be able to work safely, communicate well, and produce good quality work at an efficient pace.
- Possess a high expectation for quality and ability to operate with minimal waste.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS
Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking hearing, repetitive motion
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: MEDIUM: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
VISUAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS: VISUAL ACUITY TO PERFORM: Operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as a printer, technicians, service people, mechanics, etc.
VISUAL ACUITY TO PERFORM: To operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
VISUAL ACUITY TO PERFORM: Determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. Make general observations of the facilities and work-space.
WORKING CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO THIS POSITION
SUBJECT NOISE: The worker is subject to sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
SUBJECT TO HAZARDS: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity of moving mechanical parts, moving vehicle’s or forklifts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Graphic Village is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.
At Graphic Village, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Graphic Village believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.
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