Assistant Press Operator
RR Donnelley - Seymour, IN

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The Assistant Press Operator sets color and register for four-color, web offset presses to produce direct mail pieces. Other duties include setup of the finishing line and performing quality checks.

Set color and register for four-color, web offset presses

  • Make adjustments on finishing line
  • Change plates and ink
  • Assist press operator with daily tasks and make-readies
  • Read and understand job tickets and interpret proofs to produce jobs to meet the required specifications
  • Perform routine quality checks to ensure that pieces meet the required specifications
  • Provide leadership and training to Rolltenders and Material Handlers
  • Perform routine maintenance on inline finishing equipment
  • Provide critical job information to the oncoming shift (passdown)
  • Communicate with both internal and external customers to resolve issues
  • Participate in customer OK’s as needed to resolve color and register issues
Assist in ensuring that production goals, with respect to both quantity and quality, are met

  • Enforce plant safety rules and ensure that crew members wear appropriate PPE
  • Perform other duties as requested
Two years experience in the operation of a printing press and/or inline finishing press or work in a printing environment. Experience with Harris

M-1000 series presses is preferred. Baker-Perkins experience is a plus.

Proficiency in changing plates, ink, registration and ability to make

adjustments on the finishing line.

  • Ability to read and understand job tickets and interpret proofs
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with entering information into databases and Lotus Notes or other email programs
  • Troubleshooting / problem solving skills
  • Strong mathematical skills, including metric conversions (fraction to decimal format)
  • Ability to use a ruler with extreme precison to meet postal specs and customer requirements
  • Quality-minded individual with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills. Passdowns must be written in a clear and concise manner and the information they contain must be accurate or the oncoming shift may make decisions that could damage product or put customer relationships in jeopardy.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Punctuality
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stand for entire shift and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Willing to work overtime
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RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide...