Plate Maker - 2Nd Shift

Kwikee Appleton , WI 54914

Posted 3 months ago

Operate flexo plate processing equipment to produce digital and conventional photopolymer plates used in flexographic printing.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Review job ticket instructions to determine requirements of job production.

  • Inspection of films, opaque if necessary in preparation of conventional plate making.

  • Film filing, organization of re-run films.

  • Inspection of digital files in preparation for plate making.

  • Review job proofs to digital files to insure quality control.

  • Digital job folder organization.

  • Operation of the following types of equipment: washout units, exposure units, light finishing units, video drill, computer to

plate devices, chemical-recycling units.

  • Finishing of plates per customer specs.

  • Pre-Packaging of plates for shipment, wrapping in foam, kraft paper, organizing proofs to ship with plates, etc.

  • Operate forklift if necessary.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment when necessary.

  • QC all work performed following the department SOP's. Check off, sign, and date checklists.

  • Participate in the quality process by following SOP's and giving feedback for possible improvement ideas to Department Heads. Seek feedback for jobs on the list that you had involvement with.

  • Make sure all time and materials are properly charged to the jobs.

  • When handing off jobs to co-workers/next shift, clearly communicate any information for them to complete the job.

  • Perform end of shift housekeeping.

  • Participate in daily housekeeping of department.

  • Participate in weekend "on call" rotation.

  • Participate in monthly department meetings.

  • Work overtime when necessary.

General Location Requirements:

  • Comply with all SGS standards, applicable regulations and departmental Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Comply with SGS EH&S policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment.

Educational & Experience

  • Trade school certificate in Graphic Arts/Printing or equivalent experience.

  • Preferably 3 years experience working in a Flexo Plate Department.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 65 lbs. regularly.

  • Certified in operating a forklift.

This position would work 2nd shift (2pm-10:30pm with a half-hour unpaid meal break Monday through Friday).

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