Full Web Press Operator
Set up, adjust, operate, and maintain a multi-color offset press to print single-color, two-color, and/or multi-color work which includes large solids, screen tints, line and halftones with critical color values and registration requirements ranging from hairline to critical. Review job specifications to determine the press setup according to the imposition of the run (sheet wise or work and turn). Perform all make-ready tasks associated with the type of press operated such as hanging plates or installing cylinders, examine plates/cylinders for imperfections and checks for correct positioning of images, prepping blankets, adjusting tension and register etc. Makes 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.
Requires comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of techniques, procedures, materials, specifications, equipment, and safety requirements to set-up, adjust, operate, and maintain equipment to produce single-, two-, and/or multi-color work to critical tolerances. Skill in a wide-variety of complex manipulations and mechanical procedures to perform a variety of tasks to set-up, make major adjustments, and perform routine maintenance and minor repairs of equipment to produce single-, two-, and/or multi-color work. Skill to read and understand job specifications and knowledge of press capabilities to determine the most appropriate press usage, press settings and materials needed to run the job successfully. Skill in use of micrometer to mount and align the printing plate correctly.
RRD is an EEO/AA employer with a focus on Vets and Individuals with Disabilities.
Ability to read and interpret customer specifications.
Ability to perform mechanical repairs to equipment.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to climb, bend, squat, and kneel.
Ability to stand most of 8-hour shift.
Ability to work night shifts and work OT as required.
Prefer that applicants have 2 - 5 years prior experience working with full and half-web, heat-set printing presses with inline finishing capabilities.