Role and Responsibilities-(DUTIES MAY BE CHANGED OR ADDITIONAL DUTIES ASSIGNED)
A Press Operator is responsible for outputting a quality product the first time, every time, by understanding, reading, following, and performing the company and factory order requirements and procedures as indicated. The Press Operator will engage in the efficient set-up, operation, and quality standards of flexographic printing and perform daily maintenance of equipment and related tasks as determined and required.
TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM EACH ESSENTIAL DUTY SATISFACTORILY. THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND/OR ABILITY REQUIRED. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
- Adheres to safety policies.
- Understand and support the Corporate Mission Statement, Values, Vision, and Operating Principles (attached).
- Adhere to mandatory daily stretch, safety requirements.
- Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee manual.
- A Press Operator reports directly to his/her TRP or Supervisor of his/her shift. A Press Operator works indirectly with Quality Assurance on a daily basis for quality standards and sign-off.
- Work directly with their TRP/Supervisor to understand and support the goals, plans, and policies of the organization
- Understand from TRP/Supervisor what steps to go through for verification before a job is taken down
- Work with TRP/Supervisor to minimize and avoid future backorders, reruns, and flag sheet occurrences
- Report for work on time daily per your designated hours and request vacation as designated by the department vacation guidelines
- Work overtime as requested by management
- Perform the mandatory daily stretching to contribute to a healthier, safe work environment
- Keep your press area clean and safe by abiding within the established company cleanliness requirements, AIB, and safety policies and procedures
- Properly fill out and complete paperwork including, but not limited to, QA check sheets, QA 1st label sign-off, roll end procedures, operator sign-offs on each p/n along with obtaining QA sign-offs, flag sheets, time sheets, item spec folders, job history cards, die retools, artwork change form, production job changes, and required work orders
- Responsible for verification of job material requirements, copy and color requirements, press diagram sheet and anilox requirements
- Responsible for following current and any new procedures including, but not limited to, make ready tasks, wash-up procedures, sheeter set-up procedures, die retool procedures, roll end procedures, proper handling of anilox rolls, etc.
- Verifying all information first, before you call for QA first sign-off
- Know and understand your section of responsibility on the job and read it, follow it, and perform it, reporting any discrepancies to your TRP/Supervisor for correction
- Report any necessary maintenance required on the press or auxiliary equipment to your TRP/Supervisor and fill out the required work order
- Request help from your TRP/Supervisor in trouble-shooting, planning, and direction of jobs
- Follow and perform all established procedures for quality of product including, but not limited to, routine inspection of roll ends, varnish tests, regular in process checks to monitor color, registration, die cuts, etc.
- Follow and perform all established procedures for specialized accounts including, but not limited to, Web decoders, Prism, security game pieces, coupons, etc.
- Adhere to assigned company break times
- Perform daily preventative maintenance
- Request direction or additional training as needed
- Work together as a team to improve and streamline the process with each department
- May be required to view labels with assistance of strobe light (Warning: Strobe lights may trigger epileptic seizures in persons with photosensitive epilepsy)
Qualifications and Education Requirements
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.