First Press Operator - $2,000 New Hire Bonus

Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. Our platform includes digital, gravure and offset presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.

Position Overview:

Quad is currently seeking First Press Operators for the Saratoga Springs, NY facility.

$2,000 Sign-On & Retention Bonus for all Full-Time Manufacturing Employees

Job duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

      Operate and maintain press and all auxiliary equipment while guiding crew to meet and exceed production standards while maintaining customer quality requirements.
      Keep accurate records of all delay time during shift.
      Adhere to all current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
      Know set-up and maintenance procedures for entire press
      Ability to troubleshoot unit and folder problems with minimum delay time
      Ability to troubleshoot reel and stacker problems with minimum delay time
      Attain and maintain proper ink and water balance
      Keep ongoing list of maintenance issues to be addressed during next scheduled maintenance, one list for all crews
      Direct crew to specific duties during scheduled maintenance
      Check and set rollers, change if necessary
      Communicate with Supervisors on any problems developing to help determine the best time to correct and prioritize
      Read entire job ticket; special instructions, ink colors, paper brand, basis weight, etc.
      Perform needed maintenance during any delay time
      Knowledge of post folder equipment and proper set up
      Plan ahead for 2-color and 4-color make ready, allow ink levels to run down
      Monitor and maintain constant ink densities per customer specifications
      Attend all Operators meetings
      Generate constant feeling of urgency, when press is down, to maintain production requirements
      Continue learning new and improved processes to achieve increased production
      Work safely while demanding your crew to work safely
      Responsible for promoting, enforcing and sustaining Portland’s Safety, 6S and Lean programs and look for ways to improve the operation.
      Responsible for the ongoing training and development of other Pressroom personnel and assisting Supervisors in documenting and improving procedures and processes by offering ideas and suggestions
      Assist Supervisors in providing feedback for employee evaluations
      Facilitate teamwork on crews and between shifts
      Perform other duties as assigned.

                                                    Required Qualifications:

                                                      3+ Years Press experience

                                                      Able to lift and move 50 pounds or more repeatedly.
                                                      Able to stand for 12 hours.
                                                      Detailed knowledge of offset printing process
                                                      Ability to read, write and perform math operations.
                                                      Ability to distinguish colors accurately
                                                      Ability to apply written and verbal instructions for machine set-up.
                                                      Good interpersonal and organizational skills
                                                      Ability to interact and guide crew members
                                                      Must demonstrate reliability through attendance, punctuality and ability to stay in work area.
                                                      Must be able to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors.
                                                      Demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Ability to work overtime as needed.

                                                      Additional Company Information

                                                      We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

                                                      Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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