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Press Assistant I

Apply Job ID 22248 Date posted Apr. 19, 2022 Location Merced, California Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. Our platform includes digital, gravure and offset presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.

Quad in Merced, CA is seeking a Press Assistant I - Rolltender. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding standard operating procedures of the department
  • Coordinate plates and tickets for upcoming jobs and hang paper according to job tickets
  • Set up and make splices, bend and hang plates as well as hang blankets and assist with webbing up press
  • Ensure correct ink is available for job and check ink fountains regularly
  • Set fold during make-readies and check trim sheets to proof and complete necessary roll reports and paperwork accurately
  • Communicate effectively with plate room and paper warehouse and coordinate changing of ink, etch, and silicone totes as needed
  • Wash up the press and assist with preventative maintenance. 
Qualifications
  • Candidates must have prior press experience as Press Assistant II (Jogger) with Press Assistant I (Rolltender) training hours completed.
  • Strong mechanical abilities and knowledge of presses and roll stands and the ability to perform basic math calculations are essential.
  • Good verbal and written comprehension skills are a must.
  • Must be able to thrive in a team environment and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • This position also requires the ability to bend and lift 50 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 90 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously and use vision in order to identify defects, performing repetitious tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Additional Company Information

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

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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