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Second Press Operator

- East Longmeadow, Massachusetts



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Job ID 17321 Date posted Jun. 24, 2020 Location East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Position Overview:

Quad is seeking a Offset Second Press Operator. The incumbent plays an essential role in helping Quad reduce the cost of errors; achieve client satisfaction and create a safe and hazard free workplace. The Offset Second Press Operator assists the Offset First Press Operator with make-readies, press equipment operations, performing quality control functions and enforcing the safety rules. This position is a leadership role and will assist in directing the work the work activities of the press crew members to ensure productivity, quality and safety goals are met.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To understand and follow all standard operating and safety procedures
  • Responsible for color or register with demonstrated proficiency
  • Inspects printed sheets visually after registration or position printing and readjusts guides and controls to rectify spacing errors, irregular ink distribution, faulty cuts of folds
  • Safely assists in unlocking plates and replacing with makeover plates according to directions marked on plate regarding location and time of printing
  • May re-thread paper through press if web breaks and readjusts tension rollers
  • Provides direction, training and guidance to junior crew members
  • Follows all company safety regulations and encourages safe work habits from other crew members
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • This position requires the ability to work a 12 hour shift (8:00am to 8:00pm or 8:00pm to 8:00am) including days, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have prior Press experience.
  • Proficient in reading, writing, speaking and general knowledge of English to understand written directions.
  • Perform basic math functions as related to press operations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve print related problems such as pressure, settings, tension, irregular ink distributions and web-breaks
  • Enhanced listening skills and ability to follow directions from the Supervisor and Operator
  • Performs and ensure all tasks on and around press equipment are done following established safety procedures
  • Contributor of suggestions for improvement to crew members and Supervisor.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills in issuing work instructions to crew members.
  • Ability to demonstrate and share personal job knowledge with less experienced crew members
  • Ability to work overtime as required based upon production demands


Additional Company Information:

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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