MFG Press Operator - 10 Color Heidelberg

Under general supervision set up, adjusts, and operates a Ten-Color (10/C) Perfecting press as part of the manufacturing process for printed-components. Operates with specific knowledge of lithography and training in ink and water balance, ink density, chemistries, emulsification, coatings, four color process concepts and PMS color densities while making decisions regarding which order colors and tacks of ink should be placed for best printability and quality.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Accurately reports and records daily production and scrap.

  • Acquires the skills necessary to makes adjustments to the press to compensate for changes in sheet sizes and weights.

  • Become skilled in maintaining the ink/water roller trains.

  • Communicates with Supervisor and/or MFG Facilitator to address any work area concerns.

  • Contributes to achieving make-ready and run times per establish rates.

  • Follows all Safety and Quality protocols and adheres to ISO 9001; 14001, 6S standards and Lean processes.

  • Learns to checks regularly to ensure the continued accurate registration, color consistency and quality printing on both sides of the stock using the console for controlling these procedures.

  • Learns to position printed copy on both sides of stock in the proper position to ensure appropriate registration.

  • Lifts up to 45-pounds frequently while loading paper into press. Team lift at higher weights.

  • Maintains an effective working relationship and communication with fellow employees, including temporary associates, by adhering to BIC Graphic's policies in all activities and through promoting BIC Graphic's Values and Respect in the Workplace.

  • Performs operator-level maintenance duties on all equipment (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and maintains documentation of maintenance.

  • Reach, bend, twist, push, pull, grasp and stand for extended periods of time as well as move about the facility as needed for the position.

  • Reads and follows all Manufacturing Order (MOs) or Job Traveler (JT) directions.

  • Reports time accurately.

  • Reviews routing to ensure familiarity with production requirements prior to starting press run.

  • Sets up machine and operates it according to Work Instructions and operator manual. Identifies when mechanical problems occur.

  • Supports teamwork and process improvements through active participation in meetings and helping team ideas work.

  • Visually inspects product to complete required quality checks

  • Will become responsibility for controlling consistency of ink densities and matching PMS colors while operating press.

  • Works rotating shifts and overtime as scheduled and/or required to meet business timelines.


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