Press Operators

Nashville, TN 37203

Posted: 09/05/2018 Industry: Printing Pay Rate: 24.00 - 25.00

 HW Staffing is hiring Press Operators for the Nashville area. Great pay and benefits are offered!

The Press Operator I is assigned to perform printing related tasks to support efficient press operations as needed to achieve and maintain on-time production, product quality standards, low waste, and operational safety.


I. Key Responsibilities: 


Work as part of a team to coordinate overall press & platemaking (CTP) operations.

Pressroom Tasks: 

·   Reel operations:  Request, deliver and stage newsprint rolls, set-up reels, prepare approved paste patterns for all roll sizes, use web kites/devices as applicable, monitor automatic pasters and/or make hand pasters assist with reel room reports as required.

·    Unit make-ready:  Prepare press configurations, check and prepare units for operation, spot plates, ink make-ready, web-up, conveyor set-up and folder set-up.

·     Basic press control proficiency to reduce waste and achieve Optimum Quality standards which may include:  Press inch, start and stop, speed adjustments, CMYK ink and water balance, CMYK ink density, registration and compensation, web tension/nip and trolley settings, slitter adjustments, assisting with lost web recovery & press restarts.

·      Densitometer calibration & operation.

·      Perform general press maintenance including cleaning and replacing blankets, wiping down press units, installing, checking & adjusting rollers, folder clean out, replacing cutting bars, and other press maintenance as specified.

Platemaking (CTP)

Ensure timely and accurate execution of the following platemaking/computer to plate (CTP) functions:

·         CTP operations:  Request, deliver and stage plates/chemistry.

·         Equipment calibration & operation.

·         Product make-ready:  Prepare digital page ques, check, prepare & operate equipment to image, process, bend & sort plates.

·         Perform general CTP maintenance including cleaning, adjusting or servicing imager, plate processor & bender components.

·         May assist with plate reports.

TO APPLY for this position, stop by the HW Staffing office located at:

718B South Church St

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

All candidates are subject to drug and background screens.

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