Press Tech I Entry Level Press Operator

Citrus County Chronicle   Crystal River, FL   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on November 13, 2020

Full Time Press Tech I Entry Level Press Operator with opportunity for advancement and growth. We will train. Mechanical ability is a huge bonus! Perform basic web press operation for our daily & weekly newspapers. Great Benefits! High school diploma required. EOE


- At least 18 years of age

- Knowledge of requirements and safety rules of the Hazardous Communication Program in handling and using pressroom chemicals, helpful.

- Must be able to climb up and down equipment

- Must be able to perform repetitive motion in the forms of bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching and wrist movements as well as standing on concrete surface for long period of time.

- Must be able to lift up to 70+ pounds and push/pull up to 100 pounds

- Hand dexterity is also required and vision that provides quick and accurate movement of materials and quality control as well as accurate color definition

Essential Functions:

Primary duties relating to press tech 1:

- Use operating manuals to learn new tasks or procedures.

- Be on time reporting to work.

- Make specific effort to improve skills and knowledge.

- Volunteer to help peers.

- Properly use tools for job requirements.

- Adhere to all MSDS requirements.

- Properly dispose of trash and waste.

- Keep area clean, wipe down press and stacker/count-o-veyor.

- Observe press during operation to learn how to identify scumming, web breaks or any other malfunction that can cause a breakdown.

Primary duties relating to count-o-veyor/counter stacker:

- Properly make adjustments to count-o-veyor or counter stacker for all types of publications.

- Properly set up and operate tying machine or strapped.

- Safely operate pallet jack and move palletized products.

- Check page numbers and deliver copies to appropriate areas.

- Properly jog and stack printed products coming off the press.

- Be prepared, have all skid/carts and cardboard ready before the press starts.

Primary duties relating to press set up:

- Attend and pass OSHA required forklift safety class.

- Safely operate clamp truck in handling newsprint rolls in the pressroom.

- Shaft up and place rolls in their proper positions.

- Neatly fill color and black ink fountains.

- Assist in the webbing of the press with an experienced pressman.

- Properly mix fountain solution for press water system.

- Properly operate paper roll rewinder.

- Learn all applicable maintenance, which include but are not limited to:

- Ink fountain cleaning- Water system cleaning

- Cleaning pipe rollers

- Running clean up trays

Become familiar with all safety regulations used in the department and develop safe working habits.

Citrus County Chronicle

Crystal River , FL