Web Offset Pressman

Web Offset Pressman
October 27, 2022
Base Pay


Job Description

Performs manual and machine operator tasks and directs the press crew in the set up, maintenance and operation of a web offset press.

  • Responsible for overall press operation, product quality, routine maintenance and housekeeping
  • Reads instructions from the job jacket, sets up and directs the work of the press crew
  • Produce and approve preliminary make-ready; after final approval, direct press operation to meet customer specifications
  • Inform press crew of job specifications and production requirements; verify all measurements, film, plates, ink tack, PH levels, web temperatures, etc
  • Recognize and eliminate printing problems such as picking, piling, ghosting, poor ink trapping, register, etc.; correct deficiencies and monitor safe press operations including proper guarding
  • Train press crews in work skills; aid them to improve their competency by cross-training during press set-up and operations
  • Demonstrate mechanical competency with the inking, dampening, printing units, feeder, inline, and delivery systems and controls
  • Develop work improvements and procedures; solve problems as needed; report needed repairs; recommend equipment needs to Plant Manager; perform maintenance and housekeeping functions
  • Demonstrate technical competencies with color, quality, paper, ink, blankets and fountain solution
  • Use measuring accessories such as blanket gauge, densitometer, durometer, PH meter packing gauge, or micrometer as needed
  • Responsible for quality of ink jet imaging including position and synchronization
  • Effectively communicate with crew and supervisors
  • Basic math and measurement
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Trade or vocational training preferred
  • 2-10 years in web printing facility producing high end products
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