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Press Operator- Lead*


Elk Grove Village, IL
ID: 48325

Operate web printing press to print quality production, maintain quality of product, lead and direct press crew, maintain press, and work on other operation duties as directed by the supervisors.

  • Act as a leader in providing and promoting a safe and injury free work environment.


  • Responsible for all aspects of the operation of the press and press crew.


  • Responsible for over all quality of the printed product including color reproduction, product specifications, imaging quality and postal specifications.


  • Determines when product is suitable for saving.


  • Responsible for producing a sample-quality product.


  • Monitors other crew member’s progress while performing their responsibilities.


  • Provides accurate documentation of time, materials, impressions, waste, and run speeds.


  • Communicates information effectively with other crews and departments, scheduling, prepress, maintenance.


  • Coordinates make-ready process by reviewing job information, establishing make-ready plan, and assigning responsibilities to crew members.


  • Responsible for maintaining a Preventive Maintenance Program for the press, and using the “Request For Action” system to notify the maintenance department of issues with the equipment. 


  • Must be able to work 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift, 3 days on/4 days off, (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Friday, Saturday, alternating on an 8 week rotation). Opportunities for overtime.


RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer   

Required Skills


  • 10 years web press-printing experience.
  • Knowledge of in-line finishing, die cutting, inserters, imagers, color and register.
  • Must have worked in all positions leading up to this position.


  • Communication skills.
  • Troubleshooting/Problem Solving Skills
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Management skills, coordinating the activities of other crew members.


Physical Demands

  • Continuous standing/walking - 8 hrs or more.
  • Occasional bending, kneeling, climbing, reaching.
  • Occasional lifting and pushing/pulling - 50 lbs. or less.
  • Occasional repetitive motion with both hands.
  • Cannot be colorblind.



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