Press Assistant 1
San Antonio, Texas
December 14, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
General Business, General Labor/Skilled Trades, Manufacturing

Performs manual and machine operator tasks in the set up, maintenance and operation of printing press.

Required Skills

Responsibilities include:

  • Safe operation of assigned press
  • Examine job tickets to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specification, colors and color sequences.
  • Select and install printing plates, rollers, feed guides, gauges, etc, according to specifications.
  • Monitor feeding, printing and racking processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.
  • Inspect and examine printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects.
  • Maintain make-ready, production speed and waste standards.
  • Maintain records of goods produced, supplies used, production costs and machine maintenance and repair activities.
  • Perform proper machine start-up and shut down procedures.
  • Repair, maintain or adjust equipment.
  • Cross-train as Press Operator 1 and participate in the orientation and training of new hires. Substitute as Press Operator 1 when directed.
  • May be used in any other position in the press department as needed for the purposes of production efficiency and the training of press crews.
  • It is the responsibility of all associates to follow the requirements of documented process as defined in the ISO Quality manual.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an Assistant Press Operator on a multi color press. Good understanding of press mechanics, register and guides.
  • Must be able to operate and troubleshoot feeder and delivery sections.
  • With or without an accommodation must be able to lift and handle materials of 50+ lbs, while pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting and twisting; and must be able to stand continually with frequent bending, climbing and squatting.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, be reliable and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work all shifts and overtime as required based upon production demands.
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