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Become A Press Operator

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Working As A Press Operator

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

  • Stressful

  • $34,076

    Average Salary

What Does A Press Operator Do At Mohawk Industries

* Ensures safe and efficient operation of all assigned equipment.
* Stocks lines/machines with needed materials.
* Transports, weighs, and mixes appropriate ingredients.
* Load/unload machines.
* Performs periodic checks on output.
* Creates samples and performs quality control checks.
* Monitors equipment or processes and reports problems to supervisor including safety, quality, productivity, and systems-related issues.
* Maintains documentation/records relative to safety, quality, and productivity for assigned area.
* Follows standard operating procedures and safe operating practices.
* Keeps area safe, clean and organized.
* Supports a life-long learning environment, enhancing own skills as well as assisting in the development of other employees
* Performs other related duties as required

What Does A Press Operator Do At Post Holdings

* Evaluate and correct machine stoppages without close supervision.
* Reports issues to Senior Operators
* Conduct inspections, record, and report findings in the semolina tailings
* Monitor and adjust production times in order to achieve a scheduled poundage goal for each production run
* Prepare machines for shape changes according to the production schedule and ensure the proper blends of raw ingredients are used
* Monitor and maintain lengths in short goods and patterns in long goods according to DGPC specifications
* Review press and dryers settings for correct operational points in accordance with the provided quality check sheets
* Inform the Senior Operator and Silo operators of any non-spec pasta that may require regrinding
* Assist in or conduct ingredient changeovers as directed by the Senior Operators
* Must become capable of performing all duties on the Assistant Press Operators skill list
* Assist in maintaining a detailed log of events during each shift
* Maintain and review quality check sheets as consistently as possible during each shift
* Clean-up from machine issues during operation when time permits
* Participate in departmental safety & food safety audits
* Assist Lab Technicians with pasta samples for moisture testing
* Other duties, as assigned

What Does A Press Operator Do At Kelly Services

* o Operate molding press/equipment per Company procedures.
* o Review
* Operator Display Board- prior to running production for work instructions and Quality Alerts.
* o Assure product meets established quality criteria of zero non-conformances.
* o Correctly record scrap every hour per work instructions.
* o Correct application of all internal and external labels when required, including removal of all old labels from returnable packaging.
* o Correct application of lot control numbers.
* o Daily review all applicable quality alerts.
* o Immediately notify Supervisor of all discrepancies to established quality checks (ie, sample boards, inspection instructions, SPC, etc.).
* o Communicate production and quality issues/concerns with associates during communication meetings.
* o Keep work area clean and organized.
* o Participate in team problem solving activities (ie, 8D-s, communication meetings, etc).
* o Responsible for following all internal and OSHA required safety procedures.
* o Adherence to all company policies and procedures (ie, Quality Manual, Associate Handbook, etc

What Does A Press Operator Do At Target

* RESPONSIBILITIES1.Meet production and quality guidelines
* Ensure all job requirements, specifications and deadlines are met
* Pre-flight client files, generate press proofs and apply modifications
* Perform digital impositioning, variable print set-up and color corrections as required
* Perform production color management procedures
* Consistently perform job requirements with a high degree of accuracy and quality
* Efficient in black & white scanning as well as color scanning
* Perform specified maintenance on equipment as instructed by Manufacturer’s maintenance training programs
* Responsible for monitoring inventory on all machine and paper supplies
* Prepare product for shipping and distribution
* Coordinates/participates in projects as assigned by supervisor
* Flexible to work other then scheduled hours, as workload requires
* Maintain a clean and orderly work area
* Adhere to all safety procedures
* REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPSReports to the Pressroom Supervisor
* Communicate and interact effectively with all members of the Printing Services team

What Does A Press Operator Do At Newell Brands

* Responsible for the operation of the press and consistent Quality of finished products.
* Responsible for mounting plates, setting ink, score, prefer and adjusting register as required.
* Checking for obvious defects in each sheet at startup ¿ ie.
* Spots, scum, smears, scratches, curing, etc.
* Responsible for the operating condition of the press on a daily basis (Monitoring and ensuring proper ink and water fountain levels are maintained and that refrigeration/circulators are functioning properly.)
* Responsible for the documented routine machine maintenance.
* Responsible for housekeeping and cleaning of the press area.
* Responsible for preparing skids for movement to next destination.
* Responsible for training helpers and other designated employees on an as needed basis.
* Responsible for accurately recording all required information on the daily time sheets.
* Responsible for the operation of a Densitometer (all functions, trap, dot gain, density), Packing Gauge, Conductivity Meter and Micrometer.
* Works within specified plant and equipment safety guidelines and instructions, including proper use of PPE and safety guards

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Press Operator Career Paths

Press Operator
Quality Inspector Forklift Operator Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Welder Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
2nd Pressman Pressman
Lead Pressman
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Operator Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Quality Control Inspector Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Welder Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Inspector Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manufacturing Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Senior Production Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Shipping Clerk Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Welder
Shop Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Machinist Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Press Operator Demographics


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  • Female

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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

  • Polish

  • Carrier

  • Dakota

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Italian

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Hmong

  • Korean

  • Greek

  • Irish

  • Arabic

  • Marshallese

  • Cherokee

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Real Press Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Printing Press Operator GPA Acquisitions Company, Inc. Cerritos, CA Apr 01, 2016 $57,267
Press Operator Colonial Press International Inc. Miami, FL Sep 11, 2015 $54,262
Press Operator Sunset Thermograving Corp Wharton, NJ Jul 25, 2012 $48,630
Printing Press Operators Abraham Mandal Hauppauge, NY Jun 08, 2012 $46,363
Set Up Press Operator Redmond BCMS, Inc. Denville, NJ Mar 19, 2008 $45,288
Printing Press Operator Colorcom, Inc. Commerce, CA Apr 01, 2015 $43,243
Printing Press Operator Elite Sublimation Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 12, 2015 $42,971
Set Up Press Operator Redmond BCMS, Inc. Denville, NJ Jun 29, 2010 $42,137
Printing Press Operator Colorland Graphics, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 24, 2008 $41,740
Printing Press Operator Prodigy Mailing Services, Inc. Woodridge, IL Oct 23, 2015 $39,229 -
Printing Press Operators Weicro Graphics, Inc. West Babylon, NY Aug 10, 2012 $38,251
Press Operator Austin Label Company Austin, TX Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Press Operator Colorland Graphics, Inc. Los Angeles, CA May 07, 2015 $36,275
Noddle Press Operator Ho Toy Noodle, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 19, 2010 $36,272
Printing Press Operator Elite 4 Print, Inc. Carson, CA Oct 31, 2016 $36,000
Printing Press Operators Lamb Screen Printing, Inc. Oceanside, CA Apr 29, 2008 $34,456
Press Operator Sunset Thermograving Corp Wharton, NJ Nov 22, 2010 $33,696

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Top Skills for A Press Operator


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Top Press Operator Skills

  1. Inspect Parts
  2. Safety Guidelines
  3. Press Machine
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inspect parts to ensure proper standards for shipping.
  • Assigned to auto parts stamping plant Operation and maintenance of stamping machine Follow material handling and safety guidelines
  • Load and unload press machine with material(Fiber Glass) responsible Reported defect in molds to supervisor.
  • Press Operator: Set-up, Print, Package, & Ship for company same day as most orders are placed.
  • Run and maintain newspaper web press Made sure deadlines were met Kept the environment as safe as possible for employees

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