Press Press Assistant   IN   Chesapeake, VA   AT   Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

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Job Description

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! 

Job Objective:

The Press Assistant is responsible for assisting the Press Operators as directed to perform press set-up, make-ready, and clean-up activities within a defined time frame. A person in this role with exceptional performance will have the opportunity over time, to learn press operating duties as well.

Primary Duties:

  • Comply with all company and safety policies and procedures

  • Attains and maintains all defined job objectives related to the planning and execution of all jobs and quick changes

  • Assists in the performance of all external make-ready operations in preparation for changeover activities (changing from one label
    job to another)

  • Assists in the performance of all external clean-up activities following changeover

  • Cleans ink pans and ancillary equipment

  • Strips plates from cylinders

  • Locates dies to and from press

  • May be required to work with press operator to view labels with assistance of strobe light (Warning: Strobe lights may trigger epileptic seizures in persons with photosensitive epilepsy)

  • Comply with quality assurance specifications of the customer and MCC

  • May be required to complete quality assurance sheet and associated documentation

  • Responsible for following processes and procedures

  • Responsible for cleanliness of machinery and organization of the workspace

  • 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

Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school education or equivalent

  • Print shop experience helpful, but not required

  • Ability to assist with press set-up, run, and clean-up

  • Detail oriented

  • 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

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a high sense of urgency for on-time completion of assigned activities

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

  • Ability to stand and move around press area for long periods of time (typically 8 hour, but up to 12 hour shifts)

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, 10-20 feet in distance

  • Assertive and solution-focused

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

  • Positive attitude, team player

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

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying, please contact our Human Resources Department at  

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).

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  • Pay Type Hourly


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