Printing Press Helper in Eden Prairie, MN at Party City

Date Posted: 4/15/2021

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Job Description

Job Purpose

The Printing Press Helper is responsible for assisting in routine aspects of press operation by performing manual and machine operator tasks in the set-up, maintenance and operation of Anagram's wide web flexographic presses. This includes loading of printing plates, rolls of film and other general labor involved with the operation of the press The Press Helper confirms that presses are supplied properly prior to print production to ensure safety, quality, and press efficiencies are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the press operator in preparing the printing press for operation.
    • Gather inks, stock, and plate cylinders
    • Fit bushings, gears and side to side compensator on cylinders
    • Load set-up film on to the press
    • Unwrap and tape down plates
    • Check ink viscosity as per ink sheet
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and performs job duties in accordance with company safety policies and procedures
  • Understand job ticket information to determine quantity, stock specifications, colors, special printing instructions, and any special customer requirements
  • Fill containers of cleaning solvents, water, fountain solution and ink as needed
  • Continuously check for quality defects on jobs
  • Communicate with the operator when problems come up on the delivery end
  • Assist with decisions regarding the quality of finished product
  • Complete required quality inspections and paperwork
  • Work with peers and other departments to improve quality and performance
  • Palletize stacks of finished product on skid
  • Remove product skids and change waste bins
  • Must be trained and qualified to operate the Roll Handling equipment
  • Run presses through breaks when needed
  • Contribute to overtime needs to meet customer demands when applicable
  • Play an active role in the light maintenance and cleanliness of the assigned press and surrounding work area
  • Understand department communication systems, schedules, time/attendance system and job reporting requirements

Expected Working Hours

Shifts are regularly scheduled 6pm-6am  for a total of 84 hours per two week pay period. Rotation includes two days working, two days off, and every other weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

Job Requirements

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Good color acuity
  • Is attentive to detail & accuracy, looks for improvements to work processes and takes advantage of tools & resources, finds root cause to quality problems.
  • Meets deadlines and responsibilities to help team meet goals, listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere.
  • Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, demonstrates support of company values.
  • Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Adapts to change and adjusts to meet needs, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities as required
  • High school education or its equivalent is preferred