Press Feeder

Staunton, VA

Post Date: 08/03/2017 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $10.00



Position Title:                Press Feeder

Shifts Available:            3rd

Position Summary:        Assist the Pressman in operating and maintaining the printing press efficiently, safely, and accurately.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to read and interpret job jacket information on upcoming jobs on production schedule.
  2. Responsible for locating sheeted board and comparing label on skid with job jacked to ensure correct material.
  3. Operates pallet jack to move skids from raw material warehouse to press room.
  4. Loads skids of sheeted board on press conveyer and maintains conveyer during entire production run.
  5. Responds to Pressman with any special request during press make ready, monitors press feed during press runs.
  6. Responsible for filling all press chemicals, loading inks, putting away inks when done with job and refilling process inks on press shelf when needed.
  7. Understand the importance of environmental responsibilities and proper disposal of press waste.
  8. Responsible for ensuring all used rags are disposed of in rag bin and that the lid remain closed
  9. Removes any full AQ/Fountain solution flush water drums from press to Non-Hazardous waste staging area.
  10. Ensures that any new drum used to collect waste at the press are properly labeled
  11. Responsible for cleaning ink knives, cleaning ink fountains, cleaning water buckets, cleaning any coater spills, cleaning washer blades and keeping the press area in a clean state, as well as emptying all garbage bins in press area.
  12. Responsible for picking up used rags and gloves in press area, changing rag bag when full and maintaining stack of clean rags for use on the press.
  13. Assists the pressman in any maintenance of the press.
  14. Follows all company safety requirements
  15. Comply with all company rules and regulations
  16. Performs other duties as required to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the Company.


Physical Requirements:    Ability to life 50 lb load

Ability to stand for long periods of time with frequent lifting, bending, squatting, reaching, and pulling



Benefits Offered










Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED


 Proficient in reading, writing and speaking to receive and give directions and instructions

  1. Perform mathematical functions as related to press operations
  2. Safely perform all tasks on and around press equipment
  3. Knowledge of printing processes
  4. Mechanical aptitude
    1. Excellent attention to detail


Learned Job Skills Required:

 Use of hand truck / material handling

  1. Understands job jackets and customer specifications
  2. Working knowledge of raw materials and ability to determine the differences in substrates.
  3. Basic understanding of work flow in a production environment.

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