Printing Press Operator

Printing Press Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Printing Press Operator to join our team.


  • Use manual and/or electric pallet jack to transfer material to feeder section and to remove material from machine stacker/delivery section;
  • Perform daily housekeeping activities and lead and perform full machine sanitation as scheduled;
  • Perform equipment/machine operation inspections including examining the die for defects;
  • Maintain production schedule to meet cost, quality and customer service goals;
  • Complete documentation for quality, production, and machine performance;
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area;
  • Communicate effectively with off-going and on-coming shift personnel;
  • Predetermine input materials needed and have them at line prior to changeover;
  • Interpret and compare dockets and artwork to insure production will meet specifications;
  • Follow all plant and departmental safety procedures and guidelines;
  • Determine basic film alignment adjustments to the printing press and make such adjustments;
  • Accurately complete necessary production and quality records;
  • Assist in loading and removing plain and printed film;
  • Check ink viscosities and adjust to meet visual specifications;
  • Wash down inking stations with minimal downtime and waste.


  • Good communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to communicate production and machine issues to supervisors and others in work area;
  • Basic mathematics (i.e. counting and basic calculations to add, subtract, multiply, and divide). Ability to use and read a tape measure;
  • Experience: 2 years’ experience operating and performing preventative and minor maintenance on a platen die cutter or equivalent equipment;
  • Basic math skills;
  • Working knowledge with UV inks and coatings a plus;
  • Minimum 5 -7 years’ experience operating 40″ multi-unit Heidelberg presses; XL 105 or 106 experience preferred;
  • Good color acuity;
  • PC proficient; MSO;
  • Good mathematical skills;
  • Able to pass color perception test;
  • Must pass drug screen;
  • At least 2 years of previous press operation experienceMust pass employment credit check;
  • Must pass background check;
  • 18+ years old.

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