Manual Press Operator
Written October 17, 2019
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Alternate Job Titles: Hand Table Press Operator
Responsible for setting up and operating a manual screen printing station according to written and/or verbal instructions, established company procedures, safety, and quality guidelines. Capable of solving printing problems, and making print adjustments to maintain print quality, registration, color, and production speed. Has good understanding of inks, solvents, and can print line, halftone, and four-color copy on a variety of substrates by performing the following duties personally or through assistant personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Receives production order and job assignments from supervisor. Reads order to verify quantity to be run, overrun tolerance, color sequence, and substrate.
- Obtains substrate, screen, ink, squeegee, and related supplies needed to produce job.
- Sets up press according to established company guidelines, safety, and job requirements.
- Prints proof sheets to check press setup, registration, ink viscosity and color.
- Secures supervisors approval for production run.
- Adjusts drying rack or sets dryer for proper drying or curing.
- Prints job maintaining optimum production speed and makes press adjustments to maintain print quality, registration, and color.
- Solves printing problems.
- Prints line and halftone copy on a variety of substrates.
- Completes production run including overruns and production samples.
- Completes production records.
- Ensures proper cleanliness of press, work station, and immediate press area by returning unused ink to ink room, removing trash, rags, and extra press sheets.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Carries out conduct and leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws.
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.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have good judgment of color, design, and print quality.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.
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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Some independent travel may be required.