PaperWorks Industries

  • Offset Press Operator

    Job Locations US-NC-Mount Gilead
    Job ID 2018-1458
    Hourly Production & Manufacturing
  • Overview

    Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PaperWorks Industries is a leading, integrated North American full-service provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications.

    Our purpose is clear. To deliver innovative, value-added packaging solutions to the world while making it a better place for all.

    At PaperWorks, we are committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council and 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance.



    The Offset Press Operator is responsible for producing quality printed products within production standard guidelines and customer specifications.

    • Print job jacket items per company and customer specifications.
    • Assume proper operating procedures for the printing presses.
    • Adhere to all quality assurance specifications and color standard procedures; inform Press Supervisor of any problems/variances.
    • Learn and fill in all applicable areas of the job jacket, enter information on the waste form and job control procedure sheet.
    • Check cut order against the number of printed press sheets.
    • Practice total line clearance when jobs are complete, enforce same procedure to Press Helper.
    • Responsible for the efficient output and quality work standards of the Press Helper.
    • Operate printing presses per job specifications, production codes, and quantity output.
    • Perform necessary machine adjustments for proper quality and efficient production output.
    • Execute press checks, pull press sheets every 500th sheet and pull sheets every 1000th for comparison of color standard to ok’d press sheet.
    • Place cut down sheets in proper storage area after job completion.
    • Ensure press sheets are checked for correct position, dryness, registration, hickies, wash out, scumming, and marks.
    • Mark and record impressions on every 1000th sheet
    • Determine proper skid height from amount of ink coverage and assure press helper maintains the height.
    • Make certain all printed skids have load tickets/hold tickets attached; job number, operator’s initials and time printed.
    • Confirm that printed skids are in correct holding area and in job unitization.
    • Administer daily plate checks for each job.
    • Examine each job for offset.
    • Mount press plates for production, return used plates and die vinyl to holding area.
    • Use available die vinyl.
    • Conduct press approvals for Sales and/or customers for new items when applicable.
    • Apply press powder to printed sheets daily and correctly
    • Require all samples/proofs adhere to job specifications.
    • Perform preventative maintenance schedules when warranted.
    • Inform Press Supervisor of mechanical problems to press.
    • Perform proper procedures for 2-pass production job runs.
    • Deliver job jacket to next cost center upon job completion.


    • High school diploma or GED preferred.
    • 2 years’ experience as Printing Press Operator.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong mathematical, computer and reading skills.
    • Must possess a positive attitude.
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to thirty (30) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.


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