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Press Operator - Nights

companyFrankston Packaging
locationEdinburg, VA 22824, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for the operation of a Flexographic press to produce and convert various raw materials into finished printed products. The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for meeting customer requirements while conforming to company standards for quality and job parameters.

Responsibilities:

  • Repositions printing plates, adjust pressure rolls, or otherwise adjust machines to improve print quality, using knobs, hand wheels, or hand tools.
  • Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects using specific test methods and equipment.
  • Examines job orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specifications, colors, and color sequences.
  • Selects and install printing plates, dies, and cylinders in machines according to specifications.
  • Monitors the printing processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.
  • Operates equipment at required speed to ensure proper ink coverage, alignment, and registration.
  • Loads, positions, and adjusts unprinted materials on equipment.
  • Pours ink and other materials into reservoirs of printing units, making measurements and adjustments to control color and viscosity.
  • Maintains or adjusts equipment using proper preventive maintenance techniques.  Blends and tests inks and varnishes according to types of material being printed and work order specifications.
  • Cleans and lubricates presses and components, using oil, solvents, brushes, and rags.
  • Removes printed materials from presses and transports them to storage or finishing areas.
  • Ensures the work conducted within the production area is performed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensures adherence to all quality control processes and procedures and actively supports the company’s internal audit program.
  • Maintains daily time and materials usage reports by entering information into the computer management system.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years relevant experience in printing preferred.
  • High school diploma / GED / or equivalent preferred.
  • Candidate should possess basic mathematical skills.
  • Candidate should possess a strong work ethic, time management and troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude, and be detail oriented.
  • Individual must be able to monitor processes, materials and equipment, as well as judge quality through inspection of characteristics.
  • Individual must be able to work independently with minimal guidance required.
  • Individual must have good time management, planning/organization, and decision-making skills.
  • Individual must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, maintaining flexibility, objectivity and a capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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