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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

  • $46,412

    Average Salary

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Conagra

* Maintain press and all related equipment in a clean and orderly condition as required to meet quality, 5S, production standards and shift-end expectations.
* Assist operator in preventative maintenance of equipment.
* Maintain press and all related equipment in a clean and orderly condition as required meeting SQF and MSS standards.
* Visually inspect production (web, printed roll stock, roll formation) at rewind station while press is operating to assure quality standards for color, registration, patches, print and moisture levels are being maintained.
* Operate press, if assigned to do so, including maintaining ink color, ink and glue viscosity and levels.
* Conduct root cause analysis to aid Press operator in resolving problems.
* Enter information into SAP computer software system.
* Check written descriptions of paper rolls and other raw materials to insure correct material supply at the unwind stands and prepare for splicing.
* Maintain written production and inventory usage records

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Quad/Graphics

* Measuring, setting-up and maintaining
* of various materials for the printing equipment, such
* as:
* Ink levels
* Glues(identifying correct type of glue depending onproduct)
* UV Coating and various other materialsfor unique product features.
* Assisting with trainingand helping out other crew members on the team.
* Maintaining aclean and high quality work area to meet strict safety and compliancerequirements

What Does A Press Assistant Do At RR Donnelley

* Safe operation of assigned press
* Examine job tickets to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specification, colors and color sequences.
* Select and install printing plates, rollers, feed guides, gauges, etc, according to specifications.
* Monitor feeding, printing and racking processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.
* Inspect and examine printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects.
* Maintain make-ready, production speed and waste standards.
* Maintain records of goods produced, supplies used, production costs and machine maintenance and repair activities.
* Perform proper machine start-up and shut down procedures.
* Repair, maintain or adjust equipment.
* Cross-train as Press Operator 1 and participate in the orientation and training of new hires.
* Substitute as Press Operator 1 when directed.
* May be used in any other position in the press department as needed for the purposes of production efficiency and the training of press crews.
* It is the responsibility of all associates to follow the requirements of documented process as defined in the ISO Quality manual

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Omaha World-Herald

* making proofs and plates for printing and performing maintenance to the plating/proofing lines.
* This position will also read and accurately interpret production orders, paginate publishing products within style guidelines and deadlines, as well as maintain pagination systems, page templates, color palette, style sheets, etc.
* All duties are performed under general guidance of a supervisor in a safe manner.
* The ideal candidate will have experience with both Macintosh and PC computers and be able to operate basic graphic arts software.
* The ideal candidate will work with the Newsroom, Advertising and Pressroom to plan products to be printed at the Freedom Center using PP/Planpag.
* Candidates should possess a working knowledge of the following applications: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Access (data entry).
* Saxotech, Planpag and PPI Pilot Arkitex Newsdrive Adobe Acrobat A Pre
* Press Assistant will operate PrePress equipment in a safe manner and perform routine maintenance and cleaning tasks on the computer-to-plate equipment, plate processors , conveyor systems and optical benders, reporting equipment break downs and malfunctions to the maintenance department in a timely manner.
* A successful Pre
* Press Assistant will be diplomatic and resourceful in resolving problems with the ability to get things done through other people. they will be a positive liaison with customers, staff and other divisions/departments, possessing good management, organizational, supervisory and employee relations skills.
* They should behighly organized and able to set priorities, not afraid to make decisions or act with good math comprehension ability.
* They should work well under pressure, work within strict deadlines, and possess good judgment and common sense.
* If interested, please apply online: Equal Opportunity Employer This Employer E
* Verifies Pre
* Employment Drug Screening Required Omaha World Herald.
* Category: Manufacturing Associated topics: binding, color, ecommerce, flexo, flexographic, machine operator, press, press feeder, printer

What Does A Press Assistant Do At Multi-Color Corporation

* Exhibits a safety-first attitude in all that is done, from proper PPE compliance to keeping the work environment safe and hazard-free.
* Active participant on a Safety Team.
* Compliance with all workplace and product safety standards required
* Helps set up jobs on press and leads quick changes from one job to the next
* Assists in the performance of all external make-ready operations in preparation for changeover activities (changing from one label job to another)
* Leads clean-up activities following changeover; cleans ink pans and ancillary equipment, strips plates from cylinders, conducts wash-up, etc.
* Locates and stages dies, aniloxes, and other parts to and from press
* May be required to work with press operator to view labels with assistance of strobe light (Warning: Strobe lights may trigger epileptic seizures in persons with photosensitive epilepsy)
* Comply with quality assurance specifications of the customer and MCC and assist with sign-offs.
* Compliance with all data integrity, food safety, and GMP standards required.
* Responsible for following processes and procedures
* Responsible for cleanliness of machinery and organization of the workspace
* Participation in department meetings, process improvement events, training, and safety program as scheduled
* Responsible for working overtime when needed and as assigned
* Related duties as assigned
* High school education or equivalent
* Print shop experience helpful, but not required
* Ability to assist with press set-up, run, and clean-up ability to do all duties described plus regular requirements of safely lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 lbs, 20+ feet in distance regularly; 75 lbs+ occasionally
* Detail oriented
* Ability to communicate and interact well with others (verbally and written form); seen as a team player
* Ability to read and understand a job ticket
* Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements (able to pass a ruler test)
* Ability correctable to 20/20 (able to pass an eye test)
* Ability to differentiate colors (able to pass a color test)
* Ability to input data in the computer
* Ability to work in a team environment with a high sense of urgency for on-time completion of assigned activities
* Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused and follow instructions
* Ability to stand and move around press area for long periods of time (up to 12 hour shifts)
* Assertive and solution-focused
* Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment
* Positive attitude, team player Associated topics: corrugate, flexo, flexographic, label, manual, press operator, printer, printing, screen, t

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Press Assistant Career Paths

Press Assistant
Security Officer Operator Process Technician
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Press Operator Production Supervisor Shift Production Supervisor
3rd Shift Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Press Secretary Communications Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Press Secretary Communications Director Writer And Editor
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Communications Director Marketing Director Property Manager
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Warehouse Lead Press Operator
Lead Press Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Press Operator Lead Operator Pressman
Pressroom Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Communications Director Adjunct Professor Technical Director
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pressman Technician Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Quality Inspector
Production Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Printing Material Handler Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Printing Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Driver Repair Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Welder
Shop Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Pressman Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Press Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

73.8%

Female

24.5%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

64.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.8%

French

20.0%

Russian

3.8%

German

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

Italian

3.8%

Urdu

2.5%

Portuguese

1.3%

Irish

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Hmong

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Korean

1.3%
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Press Assistant Education

Schools

Fox Valley Technical College

20.2%

University of Phoenix

8.1%

American University

7.3%

George Washington University

5.6%

Pennsylvania State University

4.8%

Moraine Park Technical College

4.8%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.0%

Full Sail University

4.0%

University of Kansas

4.0%

Boston University

4.0%

Northeastern University

4.0%

Syracuse University

3.2%

New York University

3.2%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

3.2%

Georgetown University

3.2%

Waukesha County Technical College

3.2%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.2%

Baker College

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.2%

Luzerne County Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

13.7%

Communication

9.8%

Political Science

9.3%

Graphic Design

8.5%

Graphic Communications

6.5%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Journalism

5.6%

General Studies

4.1%

English

4.1%

Marketing

3.9%

Management

3.5%

Public Relations

3.3%

Law

3.3%

Automotive Technology

3.0%

Psychology

2.8%

Fine Arts

2.6%

Computer Science

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Precision Metal Working

2.4%

Photography

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.8%

Other

30.7%

Associate

13.6%

Masters

10.9%

Certificate

6.5%

Diploma

1.9%

Doctorate

1.6%
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Top Skills for A Press Assistant

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  1. Ink
  2. Press Releases
  3. Official Website
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Fill and maintain viscosity of all inks * Change Blades and overfill pans * Daily Housekeeping * Assist operator in monitoring quality
  • Edited/collated press releases and archive news articles, while maintaining general office duties, including answering phones, making copies and filing
  • Initiated and oversaw re-design of Member's official website.
  • Monitor automated press operation systems and respond to fault, error, or alert messages.
  • Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety environment control standards.

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