Press Operator – Heat set Web

  • Company: R R Donnelley
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Posted: January 18, 2017
  • Reference ID: 205250

PBM Graphics, Inc., an RR Donnelley Company is a leading commercial printing and packaging company in North America, producing educational products, publications, and sales materials for the healthcare industry and general commercial print for many other industries, as well as collectible trading cards associated with the entertainment and sports industries.


*** This position is a 12 hour shift with a work schedule of a 3 night or day & 4 night or day in the week period. We're looking for (1) employee to work a day shift and (1) employee to work night shift, both shifts are going to be set to be steady for each. ***


Set up, adjust, operate, and maintain a 6 color heat set web offset press, printing single-color to multi-color projects with critical registration requirements. Printing multiple stocks ranging from 40# gloss to 100# text weight.  Formats range from sheeting to ½ fold, ¼ fold or double parallel fold with or without ribbon decks.  Read and understand written job specifications to determine press setup according to the layout imposition.  Perform all make-ready tasks associated with web presses, such as hanging plates, changing blankets, adjusting tension, color, cut-off, and register.  Make necessary color adjustments and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain exacting quality specifications. Clean, lubricate, and maintain the press, making minor repairs and replacing worn or broken parts as required. Perform periodic maintenance recommended by the manufacturer.


Requires thorough knowledge of offset printing procedures, materials and specifications, equipment, and safety requirements as well as skills to perform assigned tasks.  Ability to read and understand job specifications and knowledge of press capabilities to determine appropriate formats.  Skill to make a variety of precise settings and adjustments. Will perform routine operational maintenance of equipment.  Knowledge of the appropriate packing and pressure needed for a variety of stock calipers.  Experience on Komori web press a plus.

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