The Sheetfed - Feeder Apprentice Program will provide an accelerated training to qualified candidates. Trainees will learn how to install plates and blankets on press cylinders, adjust press machine parts, such as a feeder, delivery mechanisms, suction grippers, guides, feed wheels, jogging devices, tapes, and cams, using hand tools. Trainees will also Assists Press Operator with press make ready and perform manual and machine operator tasks in the set-up, maintenance, and operation of the printing press.
Assist in removing and replacing worn rollers and adjusting pressure between rollers of press, using hand tools.
Learn how to wash blankets and clean ink distributing rollers and ink fountains, using ink solvent and cleaning mechanism on press.
Stock consumable supplies for the press such as rags, solvents, blankets etc.
Understand and comply with all EHS policies and programs.
Maintain an organized work area by coordinating efforts with department personnel and management, completing all required housekeeping tasks, and report any unsafe working conditions.
Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer
Ability to comprehend and follow PPE and safety procedures
Ability to read and follow job specifications to determine press set-up materials needed to run the job successfully.
Skill to follow instructions to operate equipment safely and produce the desired product.
Ability to mount and align the printing plates correctly.
Ability to make adjustments to feeder and feed board (e.g., ability to adjust suctions and blast, front and side guides and the timing of the head stops).
Skill in performing routine operational maintenance and minor repairs to equipment under guidance of senior level Press Operators.
Ability to read and interpret documents to include job tickets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally.
Required Experience & Ability
Requires 1- 2 years work experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to high speed commercial equipment. Prior experience working in a commercial printing plant will be given advanced consideration.
Ability to read, interpret and adjust written instructions and analytical information.
Reliability through attendance, punctuality and attention to work station
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