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Press Operator 2


Angola, IN
ID: 48150


Openings Available on Second (2:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and Third (10:00 PM - 6:00 AM) Shifts Only


Who we are….
For more than 150 years RR Donnelley has kept up on the latest trends in printing. We provide companies with communications solutions that span the lifecycle of a program, while our individual capabilities can support a specific project or phase. Our Angola team converts and prints pressure sensitive labels, intelligently imaged projects, integrated labels and many custom solutions supporting customers in every industry.


When and where have you seen RR Donnelley?
We are there with you, every day. From the roll that prints your receipt in the super market, to the tracking label that ensures that critical package is properly delivered to your doorstep. Maybe it is a packing slip, window label, retail marketing label, price sticker in the store or that product ID label on the plumber’s putty you used on your last DIY project. Our employees are working hard to manufacture quality products that touch consumers across the globe and enable our customers to effectively communicate with their audience every single day.


The next Frontier of Communications…
Change and challenge have been our companions for more than 150 years. We have and will continue to evolve as we embrace the changes that are redefining our industry and continually seek new and better approaches to manage the communication solutions that keep businesses and organizations running. Locally, we continue investing in our employees and the technology that allows our customers to improve communications. We have significant capital investments in Flexographic printing presses, label tabbing and affixing finishing lines, automated rewinders and intelligent imaging line upgrades that allow us to print things such as 2D or QR codes that you’d scan with your smart phone for product information.


If you are an experienced printing press operator who is looking for a challenging and stable environment in which to focus your creative energy, consider working in our climate controlled Angola Label Facility. Our employees are recognized for their skills, abilities, and career growth. We offer a competitive salary, 8 hour shifts, and shift differential pay for working 2nd or 3rd shifts (no swing shifts).



Set up, adjust, operate, and maintain multi-color wet offset or flexographic press to print multi-color work which includes solids, screen tints, line and halftones with critical color values and registration requirements.  Printing on a variety of substrates including paper and tag stock and pressure sensitive label materials.  Review job specifications to determine the press setup according to the imposition of the run.  Perform all make-ready tasks associated with the type of press operated such as hanging plates, installing cylinders, dies and other tooling, examine plates/cylinders for imperfections and checks for correct positioning of images, prepping blankets, adjusting tension and register etc.  Make necessary color corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain the quality specifications of the work. Clean, lubricate, and maintain the press, making minor repairs and replacing worn or broken parts as required. Performs periodic maintenance recommended by the manufacturer.  May train and mentor new press operators.


Must be skilled in a variety of difficult manipulative and mechanical procedures necessary to perform setups, adjustments, operations and maintenance procedures on multiple presses to produce single-color, two-color, and multicolor work. Requires thorough knowledge of offset and or flexographic printing procedures, materials, equipment and safety requirements and skills to perform assignments.    Skill to read and understand job specifications to determine press set-up materials needed to run the job successfully.  Must have thorough knowledge of press capabilities to determine the most appropriate use of the press and corrective adjustments required to run efficiently.  Knowledge of the appropriate amount of packing pressure needed to obtain the proper printing pressure for the type of job being run.  Skill in use of ruler, PMS guides and other typical printing job aids to ensure consistent quality is maintained.  Intermediate understanding of computer and computer skills given newer equipment operating systems including cameras, drives and imaging systems.


Physical Demands: Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; ability to distinguish color variation; two-handed operation required to operate STOP/Safe; must have good eye/hand coordination. 


Attendance:  Punctual, regular attendance is an essential job function of employment with RR Donnelley. Overtime, including weekend work, is considered a condition of employment. Flexibility to work any shift is required.


RR Donnelley is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

Required Skills

Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.


Able to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard practical applications.


Able to read and interpret work instructions. Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work. Able to communicate effectively in writing using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.


Ability to operate a computer at an intermediate level.


Able to work independently and/or as part of a team.

Required Experience

Specific Vocational Prep:  Over 2 years up to and including 4 years


2 - 5+ years previous experience operating a printing press or work in a label printing environment.  Flexographic and/or Litho experience required.


Intermediate to advanced experience in the operation of various hand tools including line gauge, loupe, plate wrench, blanket wrench, brush gauge, ink knife, chisel and punch.

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