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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: Machine Operator
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  • Expiry Date: 12 May 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2156840_1618269041

Job Number: 2156840

Press Operator

Compensation to $40 per hour plus terrific benefits and growth potential!

Location: Petaluma

In this role, you will be responsible for setting up and operating the printing press to produce labels and related products.


  • Reads job order and loads dies into press, installs print cylinder on shaft and installs print cylinder in press.
  • Fills ink pans, screens and pumps with prescribed inks.
  • Starts press, adjusting speed and alignment of stock to the print cylinder as necessary.
  • Engages print cylinders; adjusts printing impression as necessary, places print cylinders lead-to-lead and runs down approval strip.
  • Cuts sample of approval strip from printed roll, inspects for imperfections such as print to print out of register, print to die out of register, missing impression, ink starvation or color adjustments, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Cleans plates, print cylinders and dies as needed, performs daily, weekly and monthly maintenance as required.
  • Mixes inks to produce and maintain desired colors and viscosity.
  • Keeps work areas clear and organized; maintains housekeeping standards


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Press operator experience


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental and vision health insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) retirement plan with generous company contribution
  • Eight paid holidays a year in addition to paid time off that increases with tenure
  • Short term & long term disability along with company paid life insurance
  • We believe in rewarding our employees with performance based salary increases


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