BIC Graphic
Press Operator - 10 Color Litho Press
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Sleepy Eye / MN
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Job description

Job Summary: Under general supervision set up, adjusts, and operates a ten-color Perfecting Sheet fed press as part of the manufacturing process for printed-components. Operates with specific knowledge of lithography and training in ink and water balance, ink density, chemistries, emulsification, coatings, four color process concepts and PMS color densities while making decisions regarding which order colors and tacks of ink should be placed for best printability and quality.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Accurately reports and records daily production and scrap.
  • Achieves make-ready and run times per establish rates.
  • Checks regularly to ensure the continued accurate registration, color consistency and quality printing on both sides of the stock using the console for controlling these procedures.
  • Communicates with Supervisor and/or MFG Facilitator to address any work area concerns.
  • Follows all Safety and Quality protocols and adheres to ISO 9001; 14001, 6S standards and Lean processes.
  • Lifts up to 45-pounds frequently while loading paper into press. Team lift at higher weights.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship and communication with fellow employees, including temporary associates, by adhering to BIC Graphic's policies in all activities and through promoting BIC Graphic's Values and Respect in the Workplace.
  • Make adjustments to the press to compensate for changes in sheet sizes and weights.
  • Must be able to maintain the ink/water roller trains.
  • Performs operator-level maintenance duties on all equipment (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and maintains documentation of maintenance.
  • Positions printed copy on both sides of stock in the proper position to ensure appropriate registration.
  • Reach, bend, twist, push, pull, grasp and stand for extended periods of time as well as move about the facility as needed for the position.
  • Reads and follows all Manufacturing Order (MOs) or Job Traveler (JT) directions.
  • Reports time accurately.
  • Responsibility for controlling consistency of ink densities and matching PMS colors while operating press.
  • Responsible for proper preventive maintenance and documentation of these duties. Items included are lubricating the machine and maintaining a clean work area.
  • Reviews routing to ensure familiarity with production requirements prior to starting press run.
  • Sets up machine and operates it according to Work Instructions and operator manual. Identifies when mechanical problems occur.
  • Supports teamwork and process improvements through active participation in meetings and helping team ideas work.
  • Visually inspects product to complete required quality checks
  • Will train Apprentice Press Operator to effectively operate the press.
  • Works rotating shifts and overtime as scheduled and/or required to meet business timelines.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected.
  • Wraps, bands, tags and/or moves skids of product.
  • Convey essential information to the following shift so delays are minimized. Make sure plates, paper, ink and all needed information is available for the next shift.
  • Runs sufficient Make-Ready sheets to obtain a favorable color match with in-house standards, while minimizing Make-Ready time and waste.


Education: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, Technical/Trade School preferred.

Job Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in offset printing with setup and troubleshooting of equipment and preventative maintenance on large presses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality methods and techniques related to offset printing.
  • Must be able to perceive color differences in shading and color value.
  • Lifts up to 45lbs frequently.
  • Must be able to make decisions regarding quality and workflow.
  • Must understand the layouts of production jobs.
  • Needs to be able to climb, reach, grasp, and use hand tools.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Stands for long periods of time.
  • Technical and interpersonal skills.

BIC Graphic may change, supplement or eliminate any part of this job description at any time and without notice.

At Bic Graphic, we believe in fostering an authentic, respectful and transparent culture where our employees can flourish, be themselves and be respected for their individuality. This culture drives innovation and enhances the value of our company. It is essential in helping us attract and retain the most qualified talent, be more competitive, and ultimately creates greater business success by providing an inclusive environment.

Bic Graphic provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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About BIC Graphic
BIC Graphic is a leader in product safety, quality assurance, social responsibility, supply chain security and environmental stewardship. Nearly all product SKUs are Prop 65 compliant and do not require a Prop 65 label when shipping to California. As one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, BIC Graphic offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. In addition to its well-known brands, such as BIC®, KOOZIE®, Atchison®, Triumph® and JAFFA®, they also partner with prestigious retail brands such as myCharge®, Cool Gear®, HoMedics®, Cocoon®, Leatherman® and several golf brands. BIC Graphic operates five manufacturing facilities across the United States with three facilities in Florida and two facilities in Minnesota. The Company also operates a highly strategic product sourcing operation in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Press Operator - 10 Color Litho Press

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