Lead Komori Press Operator
Must be able to work 8:00 to 5:30 Monday through Friday some weekends.
Must have 1st Press Operator experience running a Komori presses.
Sets up and operates a multi-unit offset Komori printing press and coordinates press team members interactions on the press, ensuring each job is run according to customer specifications and meeting internal and external deadlines; maintains quality control and reduces waste or press downtime.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions. Ensure that press team members know job details to ensure proper press utilization.
Ensure plates are correct for current job, or order plates when necessary and provide appropriate information when placing order, and/or coordinate with 2nd Press Operator.
Verify that paper and ink meet the specifications for the job and/or coordinate with 2nd Press Operator.
Perform press operations to operate and run press, such as make-ready, folder operation, register color, and general press operations maintenance activities. Ensure press speed and quality are maintained.
Coordinate efforts of all team members to ensure press is set up and operated according to press schedule(s).
Determine first save copies on all start-ups. Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.
Ensure quality standards required by customer are met and maintained. Perform press duties to achieve, maintain and monitor quality of signatures throughout the press run, including such things as: maintaining consistent color, registration and folds.
Insure that correct proofs are available for each job and returned upon completion of the job (includes O.K.’d sheets).
Pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment, and registration
Direct press team members to establish and review a list of maintenance tasks to be performed during major make-readies.
Maintain waste within acceptable range as defined by management per the job.
Assist other press team members as necessary to ensure that the press continues to run.
Ensure proper housekeeping on and around press and work area by directing other press team members.
Ensure that all safety mechanisms (such as guards, interlocks and other devices) are in proper condition and report any deficiencies to supervision immediately. Engage Lockout/Tagout if necessary.
Perform routine maintenance on the press with press team members as required to maintain press functionality. Direct other press team members on necessary work to keep press operational.
The above list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Computer skills related to press operations
Basic Math skills
High School Diploma or GED, or
3-7 years work experience gained through training in all phases of press work in the printing industry including, but not limited to:
Knowledge of applicability of jobs to individual presses
Ability to read and understand written instructions and set-up the press to carry out instructions
Ability to problem-solve issues related to the press or press operations
Thorough knowledge of press operations and functions
4+ years of work experience as a Komori 1st Press Operator in offset environment
Mechanical ability (working with machinery)
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Listing Title: Lead Komori Press Operator