Press Operator 1st Shift - Holland, MI

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Press Operator 1st Shift - Holland, MI


79 Clover Ave
Holland, Michigan, 49423
United States

GENERAL PURPOSE:   Set up and operate the multi-color press.  Responsible for all aspects of press performance including productivity, quality, spoilage, and maintenance.  Provide leadership and direction to the feeder operator assigned to the press.



  • Clears machine before and after each run and picks up and destroys all foreign material.  Empties all waste receptacles located within the blue line area. 

  • Reviews the job ticket, layout sheets, or sample prior to running production.

  • Checks plates before mounting for visible imperfections.

  • Inspects blanket for imperfections and packs to specifications.

  • Downloads pre-press information, assigns units for proper color sequence, sets up scanner as appropriate.

  • Achieves color match and print registration position.  Receives approval from pressroom supervisor prior to running the job.

  • Interprets color bars to control print quality.

  • Maintains ink and water balance for desired print quality.

  • Maintains color during the run with color matched approved sheets and closed loop system.

  • Checks both sides of the press sheets for defects.

  • Tags job samples.

  • Records the quantity of good sheets printed and the total ink used on the job ticket.

  • Removes and occasionally preserves all plates for storage.

  • Assists in the press wash up and cleaning process.

  • Trains and directs the work of the feeder operator assigned to the press. 

  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance on all assigned equipment.

  • Communicates and assists sales staff and customers during press proofs.

  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of all ISO forms and quality checks for every job.

  • Performs job duties in accordance with all federal, state, local, and company safety rules.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.



  • Minimum of 2 years of print production experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years operating a multi-color press required.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the demonstration of tact, sensitivity, and professionalism.
  • Knowledge of printing terminology and practices. 

  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Must pass basic reading test.
  • 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 pass color vision test.
  • Must pass color hue test.
  • Must have basic computer skills (email, word processing, etc.).
  • 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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