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Press Operator

Location:Hanover Park, IL
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, 401k, Paid Vacation
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:SUMMARY:

Sets up and operates rotogravure printing press to print designs on rolls of flexible plastic film by performing the following duties. Accountable and ultimately responsible for the quality and quantity of material produced and all related documentation.
Duties:SOME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Ensure personal compliance with all company Quality System, Operational, and Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices, including Safety and housekeeping procedures.
•Reads job specifications and previous run data (if available) to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
•Mixes inks to desired colors, and fills ink pans with prescribed inks.
•Ensures job and material is in order prior to machine set up. Performs set up and pushes button to activate press.
•Observes machine operation to detect defects or machine malfunction. Makes corrections to alleviate out of specification product.
•Meets or exceeds prescribed job standards for line speeds, scrap and set up times.
•Loads and unloads roll stock.
•Starts press, adjusting speed, tension, and alignment of cylinders as necessary.
•Cuts sample of printed material from end of printed roll and inspects for imperfections, such as blurred or off-center impressions.
•Cleans cylinders, cleans doctor blades, prepares doctor blades, and lubricates press as needed.
•Works cooperatively with the Quality Assurance department to ensure the delivery of high quality products.
•Completes required documentation and enters data into the computer database accurately and timely.
•Responsible for press clean-up and transfer of waste to the satellite accumulation container.
•Inspects and prepares hazardous waste containers for shipment on a weekly basis.
•Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.
•Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.
•Other duties as assigned by management and supervisors
Qualifications:•3-5 years demonstrated experience running printing equipment using flexible materials.
•Ability to work with all levels of employees.
•Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.


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