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Press Assistant/Operator

companyThe Standard Group
locationLancaster, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

The Standard Group, a premier print management and marketing logistics company, is seeking a Press Assistant/Operator to help grow our team in our Print and Technology Center in Lititz, PA. The primary purpose of the Press Assistant/Operator position is to assist in the smooth operation of the press department. This includes all phases of operation (makeready, run, washup, and maintenance). This position is rotating 8-hour shifts depending upon the press assignment with overtime and weekends as assigned.

The Standard Group offers a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, medical, dental and 401K. Background checks may be required.

Some Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Makeready

  • Inspects all stock loads prior to placing in the press feeder, to determine if the loads are qualified to run.
  • Blanket preparation and adjustment for optimum print quality.
  • Loads ink in the fountain, prepares the ink, sets keys and places fountain dividers as needed.
  • Changes ink rollers and sets pressure when necessary.
  • Achieves color "OK" (match/approval) to proofs after checking the requirements and matching specifications.

Running

  • Loads paper and operates and maintains the continuous feeder and delivery system throughout the press run to eliminate unscheduled down time.
  • Checks press sheets for marks and abrasions.
  • Matches color during run with color "OK".

Washup

  • Washes the inking system.
  • Cleans blankets, bearers and back cylinders.
  • Performs general cleanup of the press and press area, returning tools and supplies to their appropriate storage area.

Press Support

  • Operates material handling equipment to move raw materials, supplies, printed press sheets and finished products throughout the plant.
  • Properly handles and disposes pressroom waste materials (i.e. scrap paper, ink, solvents, oil, grease, fountain solution).
  • Moves finished stock to waiting area for bindery/finishing.
  • Performs paper loading and turning.
  • Mixes chemicals when necessary and uses them responsibly (i.e. following all safe handling guidelines and not wasting the chemicals).

Knowledge and Skills Required:

The Press Assistant/Operator must have an understanding of production operations in the press department. Previous experience as a Press Assistant or Operator is encouraged. Good mechanical and math skills, along with strong problem solving skills are necessary. Must have the ability to read job tickets and interpret instructions. Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

The Press Assistant/Operator must be able to perform the following job related functions: Hear and speak effectively in order to communicate with regular and temporary employees; read both handwritten and typed notes; write and type documents and messages; evaluate own work; adapt to changes in customer's specifications and standard operating procedures; handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize them; work under conditions caused by deadlines; bend, stretch, reach, and kneel to perform duties of the position; lift repetitively and move at least 50 pounds; and stand for prolonged periods of time. Must also be able to satisfy the Knowledge and Skills requirements and fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation (as defined in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990).

Company DescriptionThe Standard Group is an employee-owned company(ESOP) that offers premier print management and marketing logistics companies located in Reading and Lancaster County, PA. We simplify the art of communication for our customers by understanding their business and delivering the right message to the marketplace.

We partner with our customers to streamline and automate processes, facilitate ordering, improve quality, manage inventory and reduce obsolescence. And by leveraging innovative technologies, we execute multi-channel communication strategies to reach an audience, drive engagement, increase revenue, reduce cost and raise compliance.

Our award-winning works with digital and print communication, personalized messaging, online ordering, 1:1 marketing technologies, and marketing automation serve a unique and varied client base ranging from small non-profit organizations to large Fortune 500 companies.

We specialize in:
Commercial Print & Packaging
Medical Printing
Marketing Management and Automation
Personalized Communication & Variable Data
Promotional Products
Warehousing & Fulfillment
Direct Mail

In addition to offering both exceptional print services and newer cross-media technologies, we embrace modern lean manufacturing practices and are committed to environmental sustainability as evidenced by our Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Our organization is a certified G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance, an indication of our commitment to color fidelity, brand control, and the highest quality delivery

Company Description

The Standard Group is an employee-owned company(ESOP) that offers premier print management and marketing logistics companies located in Reading and Lancaster County, PA. We simplify the art of communication for our customers by understanding their business and delivering the right message to the marketplace.\r\n\r\nWe partner with our customers to streamline and automate processes, facilitate ordering, improve quality, manage inventory and reduce obsolescence. And by leveraging innovative technologies, we execute multi-channel communication strategies to reach an audience, drive engagement, increase revenue, reduce cost and raise compliance.\r\n\r\nOur award-winning works with digital and print communication, personalized messaging, online ordering, 1:1 marketing technologies, and marketing automation serve a unique and varied client base ranging from small non-profit organizations to large Fortune 500 companies.\r\n\r\nWe specialize in:\r\nCommercial Print & Packaging\r\nMedical Printing \r\nMarketing Management and Automation\r\nPersonalized Communication & Variable Data\r\nPromotional Products\r\nWarehousing & Fulfillment \r\nDirect Mail\r\n\r\nIn addition to offering both exceptional print services and newer cross-media technologies, we embrace modern lean manufacturing practices and are committed to environmental sustainability as evidenced by our Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Our organization is a certified G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance, an indication of our commitment to color fidelity, brand control, and the highest quality delivery

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