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Press Assistant 1


Brenham, TX
ID: 43837

Ensure paper or raw materials (inks, glues, etc.) are loaded into feeders, hoppers, bins, etc. to supply a constant flow of materials while the equipment is running.  Make adjustments to equipment such as feeder mechanism based on the size of the paper.  Deliver equipment components such as plates or spray heads to the equipment for installation.  Recycle old/discarded plates.  Provide basic assistance as needed to make-ready the equipment for operation.  Assist with retrieving plates, hanging plates and recylcling/storing plates and other tasks associated with make-ready of the plates.

Requires basic knowledge of presswork procedures and materials learned through on the job training.  Ability to follow instructions to assist in press set up, operation and maintenance.  Able to operate hand carts, pallet jacks, stackers, and hydraulic feed mechanisms.

Required Skills

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 Frequently
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 Not Present Accomodation Occasionally
Balancing Not Present 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 Experience

Education Level Equivalent to 8th grade plus additional classes
Reasoning Apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
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 Medium
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 Not 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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