2nd Press Operator-2nd shift-South Plainfield, NJ

South Plainfield | New Jersey | United States

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2nd Press Operator-2nd shift-South Plainfield, NJ

901 Durham Ave
South Plainfield, New Jersey, 07080
United States

GENERAL PURPOSE: Assist first press operator in setup and operation of machine to produce quality printed materials in accordance with standards set forth by the company.



  • Monitors and controls register throughout press run.
  • Monitors ink in fountains, coating in drums, and makes necessary corrections.
  • Maintains and fills ink foundations and set-ups dampening system (checks pH and       conductivity; holds at required level).
  • Washes, preserves and stores plates as needed.
  • Ensures there is stock available for next job.
  • Communicates status of materials or job information to following shift.
  • Stocks supplies for next shift (i.e. press wash, rags, etc.).
  • Assists First Press Operator in keeping press and press area clean.
  • Maintains all lubrication points on press.
  • Runs the press in the absence of the First Press Operator.
  • Performs all assigned work effectively and on schedule.
  • Brings all adjustments back to centerline before starting next job or form.
  • Removes and gums used plates.
  • Adjusts place register system for proper alignment with cylinders.
  • Performs routine adjustments and maintains quality throughout the press run.
  • Follows instructions accurately.
  • Maintains equipment by following work procedures and performing tests and maintenance.
  • Directs Press Assistant to accomplish production goals.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.



  • Must have two years’ experience in running, troubleshooting, and 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 have the ability to perform basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • 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 set up, operator and perform preventative maintenance on press.
  • Must have basic leadership skills required to give press assistant simple directions.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend measurements on a ruler.
  • Must pass ruler test.
  • Must pass basic reading test.
  • Must pass color hue test.
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.


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

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