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Press Assistant 1 2nd Shift

Company name
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

Macedonia, OH

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Assists Press Operator with press make ready, operating, and maintaining sheet-fed or web offset printing press. This includes inserting packing sheets on plate cylinder to build up plate to printing height, fastening reinforcing bars to offset blankets, and installing plates and blankets on press cylinders, using hand tools and power tools, to achieve pressure required for printing. Adjusts press machine parts, such as feeder and delivery mechanisms, suction grippers, guides, feed wheels, jogging devices, tapes, and cams, using hand tools. Assist in removing and replacing worn rollers and adjusting pressure between rollers of press, using hand tools. Wash blankets and cleans ink and ink distributing rollers and ink fountains, using ink solvent and cleaning mechanism on press. Assist Press Operator by making necessary color or register corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain the quality specifications of the work.

Demonstrates commitment to safety and performs job duties in accordance with company safety policies and procedures

Understand job ticket information to determine quantity, special work instructions, and any other special customer requirements.

Stage material and supplies needed to run printing job

Assist the operator in press setups and maintain high production efficiencies.

Complete required quality inspections and paperwork

Work with peers and other departments to improve quality and performance

Play an active role in the maintenance and cleanliness of the assigned press and surrounding area

Understand department communication systems, schedules, time/attendance system and job reporting requirements

Required Skills

Requires general knowledge of offset press work procedures and materials. Ability to read and follow job specifications to determine press set-up materials needed to run the job successfully. Skill to follow instructions to operate equipment safely and produce the desired product. Ability to use micrometer to mount and align the printing plate correctly. Ability to make adjustments to feeder and feed board (e.g., ability to adjust suctions and blast, front and side guides and the timing of the head stops). Skill in performing routine operational maintenance and minor repairs to equipment under guidance of senior level Press Operators.

Previous printing experience preferred.

Must have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable working independently to achieve production expectations.

Able to stand for long periods of time

Able to lift at least 40 lbs.

Willingness to work overtime when needed

Company info

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
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Company Profile
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.

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