Offset Press Operator (3rd shift) - Raleigh, NC

Raleigh / North Carolina / United States

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Offset Press Operator (3rd shift) - Raleigh, NC

7605 Welborn Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27615
United States

Career Opportunity

The Raleigh facility is seeking an Offset Press Operator who will be an integral part of the Press Room.  They will be responsible for the performance of manual and machine tasks in the setup, maintenance, and operation offset press to accurately produce product to pharmaceutical customer specifications.

 How you will impact WestRock

 Reads work orders to determine setup specifications and instructions.

Starts machines and performs trial runs to verify accuracy of machine setups.

Observes and monitors machine operations to detect malfunctions and to determine whether adjustments are needed.

Assures the image is registered from unit to unit and runs samples to make adjustments to assure print quality and color settings are in accordance with densitometer readings.


Follows all standard operating procedures relevant to the job, position and department.


Performs routine adjustments during the press run and maintain quality throughout the run.


Performs all assigned work effectively and on schedule.


Accurately follows instructions.


Maintains and records daily production, using specified forms.


Records and amends production information in SFDC such as amount of time spent on specific tasks.


Keeps work area neat and clean.


Performs all press skills:  roll stand set-up and maint, infeed set-up and main, web guide set up and maint. vacuum system set-up and maint., job set-up – roll vs., sheeter, printing unit set-up and maint., installation of platesand blankets, bending and packing of plates, use and care of packing gauge, roller settings and maint. grit roller maint and repair, ink fountain maint and repair, ink and water balance, ink settings, auto register set-up and maint., manual registration, slitter wheel and perf wheel set-up, trim system, knife adjustments, knife cylinder Timing, unit timing, water system set-up and maintenance, rewind station set-up and maint, press console functions and controls, removal and installation of print heads, densitometer principles and operation, proper ink levels in ink fountain.


Troubleshoots problems with the following:  web tensions, web breakage, wrinkles, registration, impressions, form rollers, water, ink transference, plates, ink feedback, scumming, toning, piling, ghosting, picking, emulsification, sheeter jamming, edge tears at sheeter, dog ears, knife cutting


Ensures efficient operation of presses and related equipment performing preventive maintenance requirements according to operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions and established preventive maintenance schedules.


 Understands and respects responsibilities of working in an SOP and cGMP environment.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with company safety rules, procedures and regulations.


Effectively communicates with and to management staff.


Performs other job duties as assigned.


What you need to succeed

Must have 5-7 years of related experience running, troubleshooting and performing quality control on a press of similar size and complexity.

Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Must demonstrate basic computer skills to do data entry.

Must have the ability to perform intermediate arithmetic (decimals, fractions, ratios, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.).

Must have the ability to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.

Must be able to pass a basic reading test.

 Must be able to read a ruler.

Must be able to do accurate work.

Must demonstrate effective decision making skills.

Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.

Must be able to manage time effectively and independently.

Must be able to maintain good attendance.

Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.


What we offer

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.




WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


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