Flexo Press Operator - Night Shift (7PM-7:30AM)   IN   Knoxville, TN   AT   Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 6/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Calling all flexographic press operators! The World's #1 Label Solutions Provider is calling!  Stay on the line if you have flexographic press experience with Gallus, Mark Andy, Comco or other flexographic equipment.  We need to have a conversation!

Multi-Color is one of the largest and most awarded label companies in the world, servicing segments such as Home & Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits and Consumer Durables. A true global leader, our state-of-the-art facilities operate in over 26 countries.  

Our 10,000+ employees are guided by our core values: Integrity, Passion, Creativity, Perseverance and Achievement. These values constantly guide our interactions and decision making at Multi-Color!

Join us today! 

The Press Operator is responsible for supporting goals of the plant in efficient operation of a flexographic press, printing labels to specification ensuring consistent quality.  

This is a technical and skilled position requiring strong mechanical aptitude and previous flexographic press experience.   Candidates should have solid print environment experience, strong math skills, good attendance, and a desire to grow and learn with print career focus.

Job Duties:

  • Review job ticket for required processes and customer expectations.
  • Enter job order information, (i.e. roll track numbers, job specification, etc.). Set specifications on press. (Measurement accuracy and attention to detail required).  We utilize Radius Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC).
  • Exhibit safety-first attitude from proper PPE compliance to maintaining an environmentally safe and hazard-free work environment.  Active participation on the Safety Team.  Compliance with all workplace and product safety standards required.
  • Inspect jobs; flag/remove defects using strobe light detection.
  • Continuously check job for quality.
  • Perform and support preventative press maintenance.
  • Comply with customer and MCC QA specifications, including but not limited to handling procedures, paperwork requirements, etc.  Compliance with all data integrity, product safety, and GMP standards required.
  • Complete QA sheet and associated documentation and verify prior to supervisory approval for job.
  • Complete roll-end section of Quality Control checklist and verify as each master roll is run on press.
  • Responsible for following established processes and procedures related to safety, quality and equipment.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of machinery, work space organization, light equipment maintenance and troubleshooting issues as applicable and safe to do so.
  • Perform required test runs.
  • Assist in the performance of external make-ready operations in preparation for changeover activities as needed.
  • Assist with clean-up activities following changeover; clean ink pans and ancillary equipment, strip plates from cylinders, conduct wash-up, etc.
  • Cross train Press Assistant to run press through breaks/lunches as time allows. Mentor employees to support growth within plant.
  • Compliance and follow-through with Lean initiatives.
  • Participation in department meetings, process improvement events, training, and safety program as scheduled.
  • Responsible for working required overtime.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school education or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge of printing processes and previous experience as a Flexographic Press Operator
  • Ability to run press independently, assist in press set-up and clean-up activities.
  • Ability to safely lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs., 20+ feet in distance on regular basis, and 75 lbs+ occasionally.
  • Ability to work with water-based ink, UV ink, solvents and various print-shop chemicals
  • Proven ability to understand and operate in a safe manner, roll lifts and press equipment.
  • 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 in English, without assistance.
  • Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements (will take a ruler and math assessment)
  • Ability to enter data in the computer
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused and follow instructions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (typically 8, but could be up to 12 hours/day)
  • Must be able to relate to, work with, and influence as needed, people at all levels within the organization
  • Assertive and solution-focused
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying, please contact our Human Resources Department at recruiting@mcclabel.com.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or  applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School


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