Press Operator – South Elgin, IL

Press Operator – South Elgin, IL

AWT Labels & Packaging is currently looking for a Press Operator for our South Elgin printing facility focused on flexographic printing and laminated structures.  Our Press Operators are responsible for setup, operation, and cleanup flexographic 10-color, wide web, gearless press, producing product that meet customer needs while maintaining a clean, safe working environment.

Job Duties:

  • Follow daily press schedule and ensure all required paperwork is complete and accurate
  • Ensure output meets customer specification
  • Good working knowledge of inks and pH viscosity levels
  • Maintain colors and registration per specifications
  • Effectively troubleshoot problems
  • Ensure setups and changeovers are well planned
  • Participate in the quality and process improvement process
  • Provide support in other areas of plant as needs arise

Desired Skills and Qualities:

  • Good working knowledge of ink and be able to match colors effectively
  • Good working knowledge of flexible packaging materials
  • Ability to read and understand tasks assigned (job tickets)
  • Must be able to work in busy production environment and understand the importance of reaching deadlines
  • Good sense of what a quality product is
  • Ability to operate machinery comfortably and recognize different types of tooling
  • Ability to troubleshoot effectively
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with others professionally
  • Must understand the importance of attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Safety conscientious

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED
  • Vocational technical education preferred
  • Minimum three years flexo press operator experience.
  • Position requires being on feet for long periods of time
  • Must be able lift 50 lbs. or more
  • Forklift experience a plus
Job Category: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: South Elgin

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