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Print Press Operator [--Entry Level--] in St. Louis, MO at PrideStaff

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

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Job Description

PrideStaff is currently working with a stable printing facility in Fenton, MO to locate an ambitious and hard-working APPENTICE Print Press Machine Operator to work in a full time, 2nd shift, position with OT every other week.

Hours:  2nd shift
              12-hour shifts (2 week work cycles)
                  1st week:    Monday - Tuesday           7:00pm-7:00am
                                     Wednesday - Thursday    Off
                                     Friday - Sunday               7:00pm-7:00am
                  2nd week:   Monday - Tuesday            Off
                                      Wednesday - Thursday    7:00pm-7:00am
                                      Friday - Sunday                Off

Job Description:
 - Responsible for assisting with the operation and tending printing presses
-  Carefully monitor machine gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
-  Perform traditional printing methods such as offset lithography, gravure, flexography and letterpress
-  Adjust the flow of ink to the inking rollers accordingly
-  Guide paper through press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.
-  Monitor their operation and keep the paper feeders well stocked
-  Make adjustments to manage ink distribution, speed, and temperature in the drying chamber
-  Oil and clean the presses and make minor repairs as needed
-  Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments
-  Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors or special printing instructions
-  Verify that paper and ink meet the specifications for a given job 
-  Start presses and pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment and registration
-  Assist with the changing of press plates, blankets, or cylinders, as required
-  Conduct consistent quality control reviews of printed product to verify accuracy as compared to template

Job Requirements:
 - Previous machine operation experience
-  Must have strong mechanical skills
-  Strong problem-solving skills
-  'Fix' vs. 'Replace' mentality
-  Ability to push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs
-  Must be able to stand up to 8-10 hours a day
-  Must have consistent and reliable means of transportation
-  Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screen
-  Must provide 2 work references (no personal references please)

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