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Press Operator

Company: Kwikee
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

To operate and maintain 2 piece dry offset printing press and produce high quality printed cans. Recognize and communicate any print anomalies to front end (mistakes in files etc.) to facilitate a can that will be able to be run commercially in accordance with the timing and needs of our clients.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results

  • Review job ticket instructions to determine requirements of job production.
  • Operate Dry Offset printing press for metal decorating. ( Dry off-set not required but preferred)
  • Order all materials necessary for the operation of the printing press.
  • Review any revisions or recommendations to the designs with the appropriate graphic arts personnel.
  • Interact with each plant workstation to meet with the supervisors timelines and scheduling concerns.
  • Manage and record all can proofing jobs by customer, design and properly records billing information on all can proofing production to customer service.
  • Assist with color standards and ink data recording. Ensure that proper ink formulas are recorded for future reference by providing proper press run sheets to production manager and coordinator.
  • Interact with SGS graphics personnel on any technical issues which may arise.
  • QC work performed in accordance with department SOPs.
  • Be responsible for keeping all work areas clean and orderly.
  • Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.
  • Manage ink inventory, color swatch library and pilot can standards.
  • Communicate with ink supplier on ink inventory when needed.
  • Enter new inks into data base and file in storage.
  • Make ready press (mount plates, apply ink, register plates, obtain color match).
  • Apply varnish to cans.
  • Work directly with onsite customers (visitors) for any in-house pilot can approvals.
  • Present printed cans and collaborate with customer on adjustments.
  • Maintain Press in proper mechanical operations. Record daily, weekly and monthly maintenance records by keeping proper logs on file.
  • Communicated necessary press maintenance in advance with production manager
  • Create Pilot standard by using SP64 and use of XRite QA manager and/or Ink Lab
  • Participate in meetings, phone calls and conference calls with customers and/or production plants on any design technical concerns or refinements necessary in meeting production requirements.
  • Responsible for monitoring and improving plant efficiency.
  • Provide support and direction to decoration team members.
  • Participate and advise on best practices/SOP creation or updates.
  • Responsible to ensure that plant procedures are being followed.
  • Assist in any additional responsibilities, as directed by management. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by your manager or other management personnel.

Competency Requirements

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Strong technical print knowledge
  • Exceptional color vision
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent safety skills
  • Able to effectively communicate through writing of business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed form and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
  • Proofreading skills required.
  • Ability to work independently after initial training.

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements

This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

  • Previous experience operating printing press and color management
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some College/Associates Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years of photopolymer plate experience preferred
  • Proofreading skills required.
  • Ability to work independently after initial training.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following physical requirements are commonly performed in this job. There are times, on occasion, when the employee may be asked or expected to perform duties with physical requirements that are different from those listed here. It is the employees duty to notify the management of any physical limitations or inability to perform a certain task.

  • Prolonged standing up to 8 hours a day; constant walking, bending, reaching and grasping
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift or move items up to 25 pounds. Ability to lift and / or move 40lbs, and occasionally move up to 70 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

Keywords: Kwikee, St. Louis , Press Operator, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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