Primary responsibility is to keep the press loaded with paper and running to meet deadlines. Jog and load 26" to 40" paper of various thicknesses into the press and on/off skids.
Read schedules and job tickets to prepare and pre-stage skids of paper from inventory using pallet jack or folk lift, as well as move skids of finished product to the staging area or other departments.
Assists Press Operator with press make ready, operating, and maintaining sheet-fed offset printing press. This includes inserting packing sheets on plate cylinder to build up plate to printing height, fastening reinforcing bars to offset blankets, and installing plates and blankets on press cylinders, using hand tools and power tools, to achieve pressure required for printing.
Adjusts press machine parts, such as feeder and delivery mechanisms, suction grippers, guides, feed wheels, jogging devices, tapes, and cams. Assist in removing and replacing worn rollers and adjusting pressure between rollers of press, using hand tools.
Wash blankets and cleans ink and ink distributing rollers and ink fountains, using ink solvent and cleaning mechanism on press.
Assist Press Operator by making necessary color or register corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain the quality specifications of the work.