Sample Job Description for Printing Press Operator

The following is a sample job description template for the position of Printing Press Operator. Needless to say, you’ll have to modify it to reflect your actual requirements.

Job Title: Printing Press Operator

Years of Experience: 2 to 4 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Flexo Press operator for our Sarasota /​ Bradenton, FL facility and wanted to offer you an opportunity to send in a resume.​ Kopco Graphics was founded in Cincinnati, OH, Twenty years ago, and is family owned.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities;
  • Maintains press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level;
  • Ensures press operation by completing preventive maintenance requirements;
  • Change over jobs by removing ink and paper; cleaning parts and components; returning paper and ink to stock.​
  • Minimizes downtime by troubleshooting stoppages and breakdowns; calling for maintenance assistance.​
  • Maintains production and quality by inspecting random production samples; ​
  • Establishes printing quality by pulling proof copies; adjusting ink distribution, speed, and drying temperatures.​
  • Sets-up printing presses by loading stock; mounting and setting printing plates and cylinders.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to bend, twist and lift up to 70 lbs.​
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Flexibility, proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Didde 8-Color Press
  • Experience with set-up, running, and maintaining press equipment
  • This candidate must gain experience in both print and lettershop processes

Salary: 20,000.00 – 25,000.00 USD /year