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Press Operator 2


Brenham, TX
ID: 43329

24/7 shift 4 and 3 day rotation

3-11pm (2nd shift)

11pm-7am (3rd shift)

Set up, adjust,  operate, and maintain a gravure press or single or 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 or operate similarly situated equipment that applies a variety of non-ink based coatings to a paper web or sheet stock.  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.  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.

Requires thorough knowledge of offset printing procedures, materials and specifiactions, equipment, and safety requirements and skills to perform assignments.  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 to make a variety of difficult precise settings of controls, settings, and adjustments, and to perform routine operational maintenance of equipment.  Skill in routine operational maintenance and minor repairs to equipment.  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 micrometer to mount and align the printing plate correctly.

Physical Demands
Medium Work 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.
Occasionally (1/3 of time) Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of time) Constantly (Over 2/3 of time)
Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, and/or Pulling, Reaching
Occaisionally Lift/Carry 20 to < 50 pounds Reaching Frequently
Frequently Lift/Carry 10 to < 20 pounds Reaching Upwards Frequently
Sitting Occasionally Feeling Occasionally
Standing Frequently Fingering Occasionally
Walking Occasionally Keyboard Use Occasionally
Stooping Occasionally Hearing Occasionally
Kneeling Occasionally Near Acuity Frequently
Crouching Occasionally Far Acuity Frequently
Crawling Not Present Depth Perception Frequently
Climbing Occasionally Accomodation Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Color Vision Occasionally
Talking Occasionally Field of Vision Occasionally
Handling Frequently
Working Conditions
Exposure to Weather Not Present Atmospheric Conditions Occasionally
Extreme Cold Not Present Proximity to Moving Parts Frequently
Extreme Heat Not Present Exposure to Electrical Shock Occasionally
Wet and/or Humid Occasionally Working in High Places Not Present
Noise Intensity Level Loud Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Occasionally
Vibration Not Present Other Environmental Conditions Not Present

Required Skills

General Education and Work Requirements
Education Level Equivalent to 8th grade plus additional classes
Reasoning 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.
Mathematics Able to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard practical applications.
Language 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. 
Specific Vocational Prep #N/A
Personal Protective Equipment over 2/3 of the time
The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Demands
General Learning Ability Medium
Verbal Aptitude Medium
Numerical Aptitude Medium
Spatial Aptitude Medium
Form Perception High
Clerical Perception Medium
Motor Coordination High
Manual Dexterity High
Finger Dexterity Medium
Eye-Hand-Foot Coord Medium
Color Discrimination Medium
Dealing With People Required
Working Alone Not Required
Repetitive Work Required
Work Under Specific Instruction Required
Perform A Variety of Duties Required
Expressing Personal Feelings Not Required
Performing Effectively Under Stress Required
Isolation From Others Not Required
Influencing People In Their Opinions Required
Attaining Precise Set Limits & Tolerances Required
Directing, Controlling Activity Of Others Required
Making Judgement and Decisions Required
Understanding and Memory
Memory Frequently
Short Term Memory Frequently
Detailed Instruction Memory Occasionally
Sustained Concentration & Persistence
Short Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Detailed Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Concentration and Attention Constantly
Work Schedule Frequently
Work Routine Constantly
Work Distractions Frequently
Work Decisions Frequently
Work Completion Constantly
Social Interaction
Pubkic Interaction Not Present
Assignment Assistance Frequently
Work Review Occasionally
Peer Interaction Frequently
Work Behavior Occasionally
Apdaptation to Change Frequently
Hazard Awareness Constantly
Travel Not Present
Independent Planning Frequently

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