Print Press Operator

Title:   Print Press Operator
Reports To:  Print/Die cut Lead
Department: Production
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Core Hours:  7:00am – 3:30pm M-F   Hours are subject to change based on customers’ demands.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to setup and operate the printing press accurately to ensure the quality of products produced meets customers’ specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Read and understand instructions provided with the production ticket
  • Image print plates
  • Setup the press to match and hold color standard expectations per customer approved proofs and drawdowns
  • Minimize setup and run waste
  • Strive to continuously improve best rates
  • Complete job tickets and recap forms accurately
  • Basic day to day maintenance such as changing printing and coating blankets, cleaning cloths, and lubrication


1. Housekeeping – Tour Ready Daily

2. Proficient in set-up and operation of printing press to match color standards

3. Maximize production speed while minimizing waste            


  • Must be able to work with independently with minimal supervision
  • Must have mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot minor press issues
  • Must be able to pass a color test
  • Must exhibit the following competencies:
  • Job Knowledge:  Competent in required job skills and knowledge.  Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.   Displays understanding of how job relates to others.  Uses resources effectively. 
  • Quantity of Work:  Meets productivity standards.  Completes work in a timely manner.  Strives to increase productivity. 
  •  Quality of Work:  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Displays a commitment to excellence.  Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.  Applies management feedback to improve performance.  Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions  Ability to use sound judgment, utilizing QPI procedures and policies, when making decisions.


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