sheetfed Press Operator

Suttle-Straus is looking for an experienced Sheetfed Press Operator to join our award winning team! The ideal candidate has operated 6-color, 40" sheetfed presses in a commercial print shop, with a strong mechanical aptitude and focus on continuous improvement.
Suttle-Straus is a premier provider of print, digital production, wide format, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America's Best Workplace award for 18 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers.
We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Generous paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.
Suttle-Straus is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Job Summary:
The primary purpose of this role is to operate a 6-color, 40" sheetfed press with conventional and/or UV capabilities to meet or exceed customer expectations with regard to quality, cost and timely delivery. This is a production job requiring the Operator to stand for 8, and sometimes up to 12, hours a day. The position requires the Operator to be detail orientated and have a strong mechanical aptitude. This is a second or third shift position located in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
Duties, Responsibilities & Abilities:
Insure efficient and cost effective operation of press:
Interpret and follow direction from a work ticket
Interpret layouts and ticket information
Check that correct paper is issued and the correct count
Direct press make ready and set up
Determine best sequence of colors
Set ink fountains
Assist in mounting plates and other items needed to process work
Oversee the overall set up of the press, such as sheet size, dryer setting, coater, etc.
Check work against layouts, proofs and ticket information
Achieve and monitor color for consistency, pull time stamps
Assist in wash up between jobs
Fill out necessary paper work and records (check list, maintenance log, ticket counts, etc.)
Monitor product quality
Train press crew
Trouble shoot and perform adjustments and repairs as needed
Insure all press and company procedures are followed
Assist in the general up keep of the press and department:
Install, clean and adjust rollers
Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of the press and surrounding area
Keep area free from pallets, skid and skid tops
Remove waste paper, ink and solvents
Skills, Educational & Physical Requirements:
Prior commercial print shop operating sheetfed presses
High School education or equivalent professional experience
Basic math skills
Ability to work in a fast paced production environment
Ability to work well with co-workers in a team environment
Ability to operate computer based technology
Constant standing and/or walking
Manual dexterity
Frequently lift up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs.
Occasionally ascend/descend steps
Occasionally squat or kneel
Occasionally bend

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