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Press Operator

Reports To: Press Supervisor

Back-up Position: Press Supervisor

Essential Duties

  • Follow all Safety Rules and Regulations

  • Set up and operate flexographic printing press to print designs or lettering on raw materials (plastic film, paper, and nonabsorbent) roll stock for use in making products for, but not limited to, food packaging.

  • Setup and operate defect detection and color monitoring equipment.

  • Responsible for one press assistants

  • Reads entire job ticket for information required for the set up and running of production order.

  • Retrieve all necessary components such as sleeves, plates, anilox rollers, cores, film and ink and preform a pre-make ready checklist

  • Check printed copy and color against the approved sample pdf/proof/standard for the job.

  • Adjust inks to design expectations, measure color using Xrite Spectro densitometer and record data in ColorCert

  • Ensure proper viscosity is maintained throughout run.

  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Responsible for quality control. Make adjustments as necessary during shift to produce product within specifications.

  • Responsible for Food Safety (SQF)

  • Check jobs off before Press Runs

  • Ensure presses stay clean and like new

  • Report any maintenance issues to the Press Supervisor

  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.

  • Optimize safety (food and workplace), quality, yield, and productivity

  • Complete production paperwork.

  • Train new associates.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be available to cover absences within the department as requested by management.

SQF/Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements.

  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements.

  • Assure compliance with all 5S procedures and requirements.

  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner.

  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications.

  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees.

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