Roll Tender


To set up the materials and supplies necessary to keep the press operating efficiently.
1)      Identify and move the correct paper to the press area. Always double check the roll size and basis weight.
2)      Remove the roll wrappers and prepare the rolls for splicing. Always use extreme care when handling and cutting rolls. The paper is the most expensive part of the printing process.       
3)      Check the ink supply at the beginning of each shift. If it looks like there isn’t enough ink to finish the job, notify your pressman immediately. Monitor the totes and change them before they run dry. (Never use the roll truck to move totes.)  
4)      Check the Baldwin tanks once per shift. The tanks should be clean, pumps and refrigeration turned on. Conductivity should be 1600 1700, PH 3.8 – 4.2. Make sure the indicator lamp on the DI tank is on and the etch tote isn’t empty
5)      Keep press chemical supplies full and plenty of rags folded on the bench.
6)      Check the schedule and ask the pressman what the next job will be. Have the correct paper for the next job staged and ready to while the current job is running. Locate any special ink and have it by the press. Identify a makeready roll and show the pressman a sample.   
7)      Assist with wash up, hanging plates and changing blankets. When starting the press, work on registration, cutoff and side lay position.
8)      Practice good housekeeping: Keep the press clean, wipe the units off and keep the decks and handrails clean. Empty the trash and sweep the floor daily. Clean up any spills that occur. Return any unused ink to the ink room at the end of each job.
9)      Practice safe work habits. Understand and follow company and industry safety rules. Wear appropriate safety equipment. Report any unsafe equipment conditions to your supervisor.           
·        Infrequent reaching, bending and stooping.
·        Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
·        Frequent standing.
·        Ability to visually inspect all work for defects.
·        Press running operational skills
·        Basic printing knowledge.
·        Pressroom operating procedures.
·        Problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
·        Basic math skills.
·        Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
·        Knowledge of production materials and supplies.
·        Demonstrate positive safety attitude.
·        Must be quality conscious and demonstrate it.

Published on Friday, July 25, 2008 (updated 05/27/2014)

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