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Press Operator - Flexographic in York, PA at Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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    York, PA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Calling all flexographic print gurus!  Multi-Color York is calling!  Stay on the line if you have experience with Gallus, Mark Andy, Arsoma, Arpeco, Webtron, Milpeter or other flexo press equipment.  We need to have a conversation!

Job Overview:

The Press Operator is responsible for supporting the goals of the plant in the efficient operation of the a flexographic press, printing labels to specification and assuring that quality is being maintained in a consistent manner.

This is a technical and skilled position.  This skilled position requires someone who is mechanically inclined and has previous flexo 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:

-          Exhibit 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


Job Requirements

Experience/Skills Required:

-          High school education or equivalent required

-          Knowledge of printing processes and previous experience as a Flexo Press Operator

-          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 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 of the organization

-          Assertive and solution-focused

-          Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment

-          Positive attitude, team player



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