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Flexo Press Operator, 3rd shift CHE in Chesapeake, VA at Multi-Color

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Overview:

The Press Operator is responsible for supporting the goals of the plant in the efficient operation of a narrow-web flexographic press.  Their job is to print labels to specification and assure that quality is being maintained in a consistent manner.  Press Operators may be expected to run equipment with UV and/or water-based ink.  Presses have anywhere from six - twelve stations. 

This is a technical and skilled position, and a candidate must have flexo printing experience to be considered.  An ideal candidate is someone mechanically inclined with solid printing-environment experience, detail oriented, strong math skills, good attendance, and a desire to grow their career with us!

 

Job Duties:

  • Exhibits a safety-first attitude in all that is done, from proper PPE compliance to keeping the work environment safe and hazard-free.  Active participation on the Safety Team.  Compliance with all workplace and product safety standards required
  • Must read job ticket carefully before set-up and run, familiarizing self with required processes and customer expectations
  • Input job order information into the computer (i.e. roll track numbers, correct activities, job specification, etc.); set specifications on the machine (measurement accuracy and attention to detail required).  We utilize Radius Shop Floor data collection (SFDC).
  • Maintain a clean workspace and press/press-area before, during and after each job
  • Inspect jobs and flag (or remove as applicable) all defects using strobe light

(Warning: Viewing of the strobe light may trigger epileptic seizures in persons with photo sensitive epilepsy).  May be expected to use other additional quality inspection tools such as AVT.

  • Check completed job for quality
  • Performs and supports Preventative Maintenance on press
  • Comply with quality assurance specifications of the customer and MCC including but not limited to handling procedures, paperwork requirements, etc.  Compliance with all data integrity, product safety, and GMP standards required.
  • Complete quality assurance sheet and associated documentation, making appropriate verifications prior to submitting job for supervisory approval
  • Complete roll-end section of Quality Control checklist making appropriate verifications as every master roll is run on press
  • Responsible for following processes and procedures
  • Responsible for cleanliness of machinery and organization of the workspace; light maintenance of machinery and troubleshooting problems may be required as applicable and safe to do so
  • Perform test runs as required
  • May be expected to assist in the performance of external make-ready operations in preparation for changeover activities as needed, with Press Assistant
  • May be expected to assist with clean-up activities following changeover; clean ink pans and ancillary equipment, strip plates from cylinders, conduct wash-up, etc. with Press Assistant
  • Ideal candidate will cross train Press Assistant when time allows, to run press through breaks and lunches and mentor employees to support growth within our plant
  • Compliance and follow-through with Lean initiatives
  • Participation in department meetings, process improvement events, training, and safety program as scheduled
  • Responsible for working overtime when needed and as assigned
  • Related duties as assigned

We are an EOE, and Drug-Free workplace. All finalist candidates will be required to pass certain pre-employment requirements.

 

Job Requirements

Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school education or equivalent required
  • At least two years experience successfully operating a flexographic press comparable to what we have available (Mark Andy).  Prior knowledge of printing processes and previous experience as strong Press Assistant, or skilled Rewind Operator prior to becoming a Press Operator is a must.
  • Ability to run press and assist press set-up, run, and clean-up – ability to do all duties described plus regular requirements of safely lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 lbs, 20+ feet in distance regularly; 75 lbs+ occasionally
  • Ability to work with water-based ink, UV ink, solvents, and various print-shop chemicals
  • Proven ability to understand and operate roll lifts, press equipment, and operate in a safe manner
  • Proven commitment to the business (must not be on discipline for attendance, performance, or attitude)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with others (verbally and written form); seen as a team player
  • Ability to read and understand a job ticket
  • Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements (able to pass a ruler test)
  • Ability correctable to 20/20 (able to pass an eye test)
  • Ability to differentiate colors (able to pass a color test)
  • Ability to input data in the computer
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused and follow instructions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 12 hours/day).  Must be able/willing to work overtime as required.
  • Must be able to relate to, work with, and influence as needed, people at all levels of the organization
  • Assertive and solution-focused
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude, team player