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Working As A Press Assistant

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $35,240

    Average Salary

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Quad/Graphics

* Responsible for preparing rolls of paper for press – weighing, hanging, running, recordkeeping, etc.
* Perform assigned make-ready duties, including retrieving runs and preparing forms for upcoming jobs.
* Ensure ink and etch supplies are properly prepared for press runs.
* Complete required general maintenance and lubrication assignments.
* Complete required documentation for assigned job.
* Follow all safety and company policies and regulations
* Work cooperatively and safely with other members of crew to maximize production.
* Maintains a safe work environment by complying with company safety policies and procedures.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities as apparent and/or assigned

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Fort Dearborn Company

* Assists the Press Operator in the make ready process in accordance with the Job Ticket and Product Specification documents.
* Assists the Press Operator in all areas.
* Reviews the press schedule to ensure supplies, tooling, ink, printing plates, are staged for upcoming jobs to minimize make ready time for the next job on press.
* Assists with cleaning of rollers, plate cylinders, anilox, doctor blade assemblies and other press components.
* Ensures cylinders, inks, substrates, tooling, dies, and anilox s are staged.
* Monitor press while running in absence of Press Operator.
* Inputs all required information into the GlobeTek system for material usage and time in an accurate and prompt manner.
* Responsible for completing all required quality checks related to produce specifications, visual, and functional checks.
* Follows all plant and corporate safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
* Reports all safety concerns or issues to their immediate supervisor

What Does A Press Assistant Do At RR Donnelley

* Ensure paper or raw materials (inks, coatings, etc.) are stationed, loaded into feeders, hoppers, bins, etc. to supply a constant flow of materials while the equipment is running.
* Make adjustments to equipment such as feeder mechanism based on the size of the stock.
* Deliver equipment components such as plates, blankets and packing to the equipment for installation.
* Recycle old/discarded plates.
* Provide basic assistance as needed to make-ready the equipment for operation.
* Assist with hanging plates and recycling/storing plates and other tasks associated with make-ready of the plates.
* Additional duties as assigned

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Randstad

* Performing quality control checks on finished labelling products
* Operating forklift move and stow finished goods
* Packing, labelling, and palletizing finished products
* Data entry
* Monday through Friday 5AM to 1:30PM

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Proampac

* Works directly with the press operators.
* Assist the press operator in set ups.
* Assist the press operator with paperwork.
* Change/hang rolls on the unwind and rewind.
* Assist the operator to help maintain the print quality by performing quality checks.
* Maintain proper ink levels.
* Help assist in preparing for upcoming change overs.
* Follow all plant safety rules.
* Keep area around the press tidy.
* Relive operator for break.
* Perform any special duties assigned by management.
* Adhere to safety policies and procedures and all Trinity Packaging
* Rocky Mount Division policies and procedures as included in the employee handbook to ensure safety for self and fellow employees and to ensure behavior is appropriate in the workplace.
* Perform job duties accurately so that other personnel and departments and ultimately customers receive correct information and/or product.
* Maintain a customer focused perspective in all activities initiated to ensure that customer needs are successfully met.
* Work effectively with neighboring plant departments in a team environment to develop multi-functional solutions.
* Maintain good housekeeping practices throughout the areas.
* May be assigned other duties plant wide as time allows.
* Accountabilities:
* The Press Assistant works under direct supervision, and is accountable to perform duties in a timely and effective manner.
* Failure to perform duties appropriately may result in press downtime.
* The Press Assistant's achievements will be evaluated according to the following:
* Safety:Maintain a focus on safety as it relates to personnel and processes

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Press Assistant Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Gujarati

  • Japanese

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Korean

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Top Press Assistant Skills

  1. Official Website
  2. Press Releases
  3. Press Operation Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage all social media including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Official Website.
  • Collaborated with the Press Secretary on organizing the media for all hearings, Member meetings, and press releases.
  • Monitor automated press operation systems and respond to fault, error, or alert messages.
  • Review job specifications to determine the press setup according to the imposition of the run.
  • Performed as a jogger and roll tender on Heidelberg web press.

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