Lead Pressman

Job Description

Job Title: Press Lead Operator
Department: Press
Reports To: Production Manager
Shift: 2nd and 3rd Shifts, Hours Per Week: 40
Benefits: Clothing/uniform allowance, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Holidays, Sick Leave or PTO, Vacation or PTO, Vision Plan, 401(k) or other retirement
Contact: Gail DeSmet at 507-836-6540 or gdesmet@page1printers.com

Job Summary

Operates non-heat set web printing press and crew

Required Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English, and ability to write simple correspondence in English to other employees of the organization.
Responsible for quality control.  Make adjustments as necessary during shift to produce product within specifications.
Operate within standard operating procedures and Job Safety Analysis.
Communicate with other shift supervisors, Production Manager, and General Manager.
Ability to use/learn Monarch software for communication and clocking hours worked.
Must have Fork Lift Certification.
Ensure the work area is clean and safe.
Other duties assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Responsible for Second Pressman and two Press Helpers: assign duties for each shift, manage hours, and PTO according to Production Manager Specifications.
be able to perform and be experienced at all Microsoft office suite software.

Physical Required:    Unspecified

Drug Testing Required:    Yes

Education Required:    High School Diploma/GED

Special License/
Certification Required:    Unspecified

Experience Required:    24 Months

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists in verifying paper size and stock, color of ink, type of job (glued/stitched book, tabloid or broadsheet), and shipping instructions (stacked, boxed, bundled or bagged) from Press report.
Cleans inking rollers and blankets with press wash and changes them as necessary.
Helper will keep the work area clean and neat.
Assists in adjusting controls to regulate volume of ink.
Assists in packing blanket cylinder with packing paper as needed.
Bends plates and locks them into place on the plate cylinder.
Corrects the imperfections with each job as it is running (incorrect folds, tick marks off, incorrect page numbering, scumming, color, etc…)
Starts press and runs off proof sheet confirming that page numbers are in proper sequence and color is on proper pages.
Examines proof to determine off-level areas, variation in ink volume, register slippage, indications of offsetting and color register.
Set up the count-o-vayer, and stacker.
Set up folders.
Adjusts press controls, inking fountains, automatic feeders, repacking cylinder with overlay to equalize off-level areas as required.
Registers multiple webs to each other during run.
Watch webs closely when inching and running.

Make sure folds are even and straight and tick marks are lined up throughout the run in all books.
Make sure webs are straight throughout all runs.
Make sure production line operation is in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
Train and coach production line employees.
Responsible for shift schedule to include: work station assignments/rotations, breaks, overtime, back-up for absent employees.
Responsible to meet shift production goals.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English, and ability to write simple correspondence in English to other employees of the organization.
Responsible for quality control.  Make adjustments as necessary during shift to produce product within specifications.
Operate within standard operating procedures and Job Safety Analysis.
Communicate with other shift supervisors, Production Manager, and General Manager.
Ability to use/learn Monarch software for communication and clocking hours worked.
Must have Fork Lift Certification.
Ensure the work area is clean and safe.
Other duties assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Responsible for Second Pressman and two Press Helpers: assign duties for each shift, manage hours, and PTO according to Production Manager Specifications.

Refer to ID Press Lead when applying

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

 

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