Press Operator

Press Operator

Located on Industrial Boulevard and Highway 280 by Roseville, MN AWT has a long history of industry leadership and award-winning products and services. We are regularly recognized by our customers and industry organizations for our outstanding print quality and unmatched customer service. As employers we focus on the Guiding Principles of Integrity, Fairness, Teamwork, Stewardship, and To Have Fun! The Press Operator position is responsible for setting up, operating, cleaning up flexographic printing and converting presses, producing a product that meets our customer’s needs while maintaining a clean, safe working environment.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities (Note, activities that occupy approx. 80% of time):

  • Follow ISO SOP’s as trained
  • Follow daily press schedule
  • Ensure that all required paperwork is complete and accurate
  • Colors and registration per specifications within tolerance
  • Ensure that all components for producing product are at press to ensure job is completely ready to produce from set-up through clean-up
  • Conscious of waste through operation (time and material)
  • Good working knowledge of inks and pH./viscosity levels
  • Output meets customer specification
  • Product is neatly stacked off press
  • Good and bad product is clearly marked
  • Well planned out set-ups and changeovers
  • For clean-up, ensures that all ink is removed from shafts of doctor roll and anilox
  • Anilox rolls cleaned to prevent plugging of cells
  • All ink cleaned from press and surrounding area when possible
  • Base rolls kept clean for each job – no tape or debris remaining; gears cleaned as needed
  • take advantage of speeds when possible and practical

Secondary Tasks and Responsibilities (Occupies balance of time)

  • Basic PM is performed as needed
  • Notifies supervisor of any inconsistencies with finished product, information, or if trouble shooting is needed
  • Courteous with support help
  • Participates in the quality and process improvement process
  • Willing to help in other areas of the shop as the need arises
  • Detailed change over with next shift

Physical Job Demands:

Able to be on feet for long periods of time; able to lift 50 lbs. or more without restrictions

Job Category: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Minneapolis

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