Flexographic Press Operator

Melbourne, Florida
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
US$ 15.00 - US$ 22.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Figueroa,Deborah, Spherion
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Job Description

Sets up and operates flexographic printing press to print designs or lettering on rolls of flexible plastic film, paper, and nonabsorbent stock for use in making products, such as plastic, paper, or waxed paper bags, and paper drinking cups. Reads job order and mounts specified rubber plate and printing dies on cylinder, installs cylinder on shaft, and secures assembly in bed of press. Experienced with Nilpeter and/or Mark Andy Press Knowledge.

Will work Mon-Thu Shift (4 days- 10 hour shift)

- Fills dye fonts with prescribed inks or dyes.
- Moves levers to engage dye rolls, adjusting position of cylinder to print two or more colors without overlapping or smearing previously printed area.
- Inserts shaft through core of paper or plastic roll and secures roll on press in feed position.
- Splices end of roll to trailer sheet remaining in press, using tape, and turns handwheel to regulate roll tension and feed as directed.
- Starts press, adjusting speed, tension, and alignment of printing plate as necessary.
- Cuts sample of printed material from end of printed roll and inspects for imperfections, such as blurred or off-center impressions.
- Cleans rubber plate, cylinder, and dye fonts, using solvent, and lubricates press as needed, using grease gun.
- May mix inks or dyes to produce desired colors.
- May operate press equipped with laminator attachment to print and laminate polyethylene or cellophane sheeting.
- May operate press that prints, cuts, and folds paper stock to make paper napkins.

Working hours: 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Attention to detail
Read job orders that specify the types of ink, plate and material that should be used for the printing.
Understands basic maintenance
Good math skills are essential to this job.
Problem solving skills
Ability to setup jobs quickly, match proofs or spot colors.

High School

4-7 years

High School Diploma or GED
MUST HAVE 5 years experience in Flexographic Printing machines, Nilpeter and/or Mark Andy Press Knowledge. OR several years as a press machine operator in a printing press setting.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Basic mathematical skills used to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and use decimals and fractions
Ability to perform work in a mature and professional manner, demonstrate personal responsibility, and perform all assigned duties
Basic computer and report writing skills.
Must be able to work OT as required
Background and drug screen required

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for. please apply today at www.spherionjobcentral.com

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