JOB TITLE: Mounter/Proofer

SUMMARY: Coordinate and direct the mounting department and order plates and sleeves as needed. Operate the mounting machine in the safest, most effective and efficient manner while adhering to established quality standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid the company’s efforts to achieve a zero accident rate. Complete a minimum of 2 STOP cards per month.
  • Orders all replacement plates.
  • Orders Sleeves needed.
  • Selects and tracks all sleeves for laminations and assigns them to orders. Also assigns sleeves that need to be machined for lamination orders.
  • Track plates fro wear.
  • Coordinate mounting area.
  • Train mounters on techniques in mounting.
  • Coordinate mounting schedule.
  • Mount plates safely and accurately.
  • Understand sticky back usage in relation to press operation.
  • Help in the coordination of scheduling with mounting & press.
  • Assist in Press set-ups as needed.
  • Locate sleeves located in upstairs storage.
  • Utilize computers to call information on the job to mount.
  • Cut stickyback tape to specific lengths.
  • Label and properly store plates daily.
  • Retrieve and change cylinders/gears per job specifications.
  • Develop and have knowledge of sleeve inventory.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Ensure proofing ink is applied regularly and cleaned after every color.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Business travel required.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises zero employees.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Acceptable prior work history

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Candidate must possess/exhibit the following skills/abilities:

  • Absenteeism: at work everyday on time
  • Accuracy: uncompromised
  • AS400
  • Communication Skills: technical information, internal/external customers, all levels of employees
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Confidentiality
  • Deadlines
  • Detail: attention to
  • Fork truck license
  • Independence
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Organizational skills
  • Safety
  • Shift work
  • Tape measurer/ruler
  • Team: work as a member/ with all employees
  • Tools: hand
  • Tools: own your own

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb and balance. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything needing to be lifted that exceeds this poundage should be moved with the help of another individual or by using a mechanical aid. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, distance and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles (works in an environment where solvent based inks are used). The employee frequently works in high, precarious places, in humid conditions (summer humidity, plant is not air conditioned), and is exposed to electrical shock (only authorized maintenance personnel are allowed access to electrical cabinets).

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Hearing protection is mandated.


Published on Thursday, October 23, 2008 (updated 05/27/2014)

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