Web Press Operator, 12 hr nights, 2-2-3


Job Summary:

Web Press Operators can operate both the press and folder in the Crew Leader and 1st Operator’s absence. Operators support and work for them who has the jurisdiction over that press line and its press crew. Though not limited to the following, primary responsibilities include running and maintaining the press and folder and training others.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with crewmembers in operating the press and folder, cleaning and maintaining equipment, changing paper rolls, and performing other assigned duties. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring maintenance activities are thoroughly accomplished and documented.
  • Consistently inspects for and maintains a high quality of web work. Works with the Crew Leader to see all running samples are pulled, inspected, and initialed.
  • Ensure sample copies are of the highest quality.
  • Follows all SOPs and works to ensure others on the crew do also. When violations or errors are made, operators are responsible for either informing the Crew Leader or training (correcting) the individual as appropriate.
  • Verify press counts by checking autocount to the counters and initial packing slips as appropriate. Ensure all autocount printouts and computer entries are correct and accurate.
  • Works to keep the entire press area clean at all times, both during production runs and down time, using the resources of him/herself and others efficiently as well as instructing others on the crew to ensure the Crew Leader’s requirements are efficiently and expeditiously met.
  • Successfully completes the department’s training program.
  • Ensures safety policies and procedures are met. If it’s while functioning in the Crew Leaders or 1st Operator’s absences, then this would include the activities of all Direct Reports and themselves such as: PPEs, ergonomics, chemical hazards, etc. and performs these duties in a manner that protects the health and safety of all employees. Maintains a rotation among crewmembers to each workstation on the press.
  • Work where directed, be it on varying presses or in other departments.
  • At work station 5 minutes before start of shift.
  • Administrative Responsibilities either at the Crew Leader’s direction or in their absence:
    • Assigns or directs the work of crewmembers. Remember that when assigning work attempts need to be made to divide tasks equally (considering the limits of each person’s experience and ability).
    • Help in the administration of maintenance programs, tasks, and associated paper work. For instance, this includes having all the correct information concerning press runs, paper consumption, and waste information entered into the computer.
    • Train crew members.
    • Follow the department’s maintenance program when maintenance is being conducted.
    • Read, understand, and follow the entire work order of every job and ensure that all discrepancies are resolved.
  • Management of Personnel when the Crew Leader and 1st Operator is absent:
    • Ensures the press has all required resources. This includes everything from supplies to personnel and reports any shortages of these resources to the Supervisor or Foreman.
    • Elevate unresolved or continuing problems to the shift Supervisor or Foreman.
  • As directed

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and move materials weighing between 30 and 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to use hands for a variety of repetitive material handling tasks about 90% of an 8-hour shift constantly.
  • Kneel and squat to do work on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to constantly stand for up to 8 hours.
  • Must be able to climb two flights of stairs (about 23 steps) on an occasionally basis.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, manufacturing experience, high degree of mechanical competency

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous web press experience preferred or willing to train for a year+
  • Quality-conscious and production-oriented
  • Good at problem solving and making decisions
  • Can work without supervision
  • Motivated to do the best job possible
  • Good with people and possess some written and oral communication skills
  • Mechanically-inclined


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