Sheetfed Press Operator

Orlando, Florida
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Dec 21, 2016
Feb 19, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Summary of Position:

The Sheetfed Press Operator is responsible for all aspects of print production on a sheetfed multi-unit press.  The ability to understand printing four color process is key. This person will organize make-readies with the crew to minimize downtime and improve throughput.  The Sheetfed Press Operator must be able to troubleshoot routine print problems and have a basic mechanical aptitude. They will ensure the safe operation of the equipment and follow all company safety policies.

Essential Functions:  The essential job functions include, however, are not limited to those duties listed below.  

  • Reads instructions from job ticket and sets up or directs setup of press based on instructions
  • Coordinates necessary material for the job such as paper, plates, ink, and varnish.
  • Setup auto-count for entire job run
  • Makes job ready by adjusting print quality, registration, color settings and ink and water balance
  • Makes final inspection of rule-out in comparison to supplied content proof, signs off and ensures that other appropriate sign offs are obtained
  • Works with client and Supervisor on color OK’s and flags samples
  • Consistently inspects for and maintains a high quality of print work
  • Ensures samples are of the highest quality
  • Conduct time pulls in accordance with Company standards
  • Solves print problems such as color sequence, trap and registration
  • Verifies correct paper and job counts to ensure accurate paperwork
  • Records labor and material charges to job to ensure accurate job costing data
  • Adheres to estimated production standards
  • Ensures proper handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and leftover inks and paper
  • Works with department management to train and develop crew; provides opportunities for job knowledge growth
  • Ensure that the press crew is properly trained in department procedures, safety practices and adheres to them
  • Communicates with peers to exchange job information, press problems experienced during previous shift, ideas to ensure the flow of work and a smooth shift change
  • Directs clean-up and assists in keeping immediate work area neat and orderly
  • Maintains equipment to keep machine at optimal level of quality, registration, color and production
  • Performs preventative maintenance on press such as lubrication, replacement of small parts, cleaning or minor adjustments
  • Operates or assists on other pressroom equipment as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead and work as a team member
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others in a consistent and concise manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and supervise daily printing process
  • Ability to read, write and understand written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform basic math

Physical Requirements:

  • Mobility to access the building, to move within the plan
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to bend, stand and stretch in the course of performing the duties of the position over a 12-hour shift

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience operating multiple color sheetfed press with coating


Central Florida Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer

**Drug Free Workplace**

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