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Dow Jones Press Journeyman/Woman in CHICOPEE, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The position involves the preparation, layout, operation and maintenance of printing presses and related equipment.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting and maintaining a balance of ink and water, registration of printing, operating ABB ink setting controls, and operating press folders, as well as handling, preparing and loading paper on the press, preparation of pasters, preparing the reel room report, and related duties.

  • Ensuring quality control during a press run, including following the directives of the Foreman, Operations Manager or Production Manager, and the cleanup and maintenance of printing units and folders.

  • Checking reproduction during a press run to see if it is clear, registered, and that the ink is properly set within a specified density range.

  • Responsible for minimizing white waste, printed waste, and press downtime attributed to paster breaks, running breaks, and other mechanical or operational failures.

  • Must work together as a team to produce consistent quality of reproduction, to meet dispatch schedules, and to maintain an efficient and cost effective operation.

  • Responsible for assisting with training for Trainees and press/mail assistants.

In this position you will acquire knowledge of:

  • Loading and operating reels, making pasters and lead sheets

  • Putting in angle bar sheets, setting up angle bars, comp units, line up margins, and line up sections

  • Plating up press, setting ink, throwing units in and out of contact with drive shaft(s), setting rollers, changing rollers, changing blankets, resetting ink keys, setting up folder (reset trolleys, guide rollers, former boards, nips folding rollers, delivery pan and belts), replacing pins, cutting rubbers, and knife boxes in folder, throwing folder in and out of contact with driveshaft and overload clutch

  • Switching from straight to collect mode, changing slitters, adjusting slitters and slitter rings, and general maintenance of printing press, folder and reels.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Takes on additional duties as assigned from time to time

  • Steps in wherever and whenever needed

  • Helps in the training of pressroom apprentices/trainees as applicable.

Position Requirements:

  • Requires standing, lifting, bending and physical exertion throughout shift.

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Job Category: Production Group

Req ID: 29695