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

Date Posted: 6/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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    York, PA
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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 flexographic presses printing labels to specification and assuring that quality is being maintained in a safe and consistent manner.

This is a technical and skilled position requiring candidates to be mechanically inclined with previous flexo press experience, solid print-environment background as well as strong math skills, good attendance and a desire to advance in their career.


-          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 and interpret job ticket prior to set-up, familiarizing self with required processes and customer expectations

-          Enter job order information (i.e. roll track numbers, correct activities, job specification, etc.); set specifications on the press (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

-          Support Preventative Maintenance on press

-          Comply with quality assurance specifications of the customer and MCC including but not limited to handling procedures, documentation, 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 maintaining MCC Lead Six Sigma Environment. 

-          Perform test runs as required

-          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 to run press through breaks and lunch

-          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



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

-          Strong attention to detail and follow-through

-          Ability to communicate and interact well with others (verbally and written; team player

-          Ability to read and understand English without assistance to process  job tickets

-          Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements (able to pass a ruler test)

-          Computer literacy

-          Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused and follow instructions

-          Ability to stand for long periods of time (min 8 hours/day)

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




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