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Press Operator - Roll to Roll

Posted on: Friday, March 8, 2019
Organization: Tapecon
Location: Buffalo, NY

Responsible for set up and running of presses while maintaining print quality per customers’ specifications. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follow procedures outlined in Tapecon’s ISO documentation.
  • Follow all Safety and Housekeeping procedures.
  • Coordinate with materials handler on large runs for material handling issues.
  • Read and follow Tapecon’s Quality Plan and blueprints
  • Handle and inspect material per ISO procedures.
  • Set up presses per procedure for 1 to 6 colors
  • Use densitometer to achieve color OK per Quality Plan.
  • Achieve proper print quality and maintain per customer specifications.
  • Inspect product for non-conformances during press run.
  • Check for print register and maintain throughout press run.
  • Flag defects on roll when possible during run.
  • Perform a wash up process at end of each print run.
  • Start up and enter data into Data Collection for all processes.
  • Label any unprinted material and return to Material Handling Department
  • Deliver printed job to next process upon completion.
  • Responsible for inks, plates and materials used for setup.

Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3 years’ experience running flexographic presses (Mark Andy and or Webtron)
  • Good mathematical or calculation skills (for measurement)
  • Ability to read blueprints desirable
  • Reading ability (to understand work order)
  • Team oriented
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Graphic arts or printing background helpful
  • Must be a “U.S. Person”, defined in 22 CFR 120.15 as “A person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).”
  • This includes U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Considerable amount of movement required
  • Lifting up to 75 pounds
  • Sit, stand or bend for extended periods of time
  • 20/20 vision or corrected
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Busy manufacturing environment.
  • Subject to temperature extremes.
  • Plant is often noisy with aromatic odors.

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