Job summary

This position fulfills the screen printing production needs of our company by manually operating the screen printing carousel and printing an assortment of colored images and numbers on a variety of different substrates.  Manual Press operators report directly to the Plant Manager.

Summary of essential job functions

The Press Operator is responsible for the manual production of screen printed textiles.  Press operators must be able to work with single and multiple color stations as well as numbering machines.  You would be responsible for all the steps involved in the printing process from setup to clean up.  Careful reading skills and attention to detail are essential in this position.  Manual Press operators report directly to the Plant Manager.

Specific Responsibilities

·         Read and understand production work order to verify quantity to be printed, color sequence, and any special requirements; locate the screens needed, tape and prepare for print, use the correct ink for the substrates.

·         Align screens and run a sample that is to be approved by management before the run begins.

·         Check printed items during production run, look for: good ink deposit and opacity, image sharpness, uniform ink flow, pin-holes and “spots”, and make the necessary corrections and adjustments.

·         After run is completed, remove excess ink from screens and squeegees and put back into the correct containers, and record important production data for future orders.

·         Keep work area clean, check for ink spills, loose papers, rags, and trash

·         Perform routine maintenance on press and clean and re-tape pallets

Abilities required

·    Very strong work ethic with a particular attention to detail and a commitment to excellence

·    Ability to effectively and comfortably communicate with co-workers.

·    A strong appreciation and dedication towards improving and maintaining quality

·    A positive and energetic attitude geared towards success and knowledge

Key Result Areas

1)      Consistently showing up for work on time and putting in extra time when required

2)      Printing with the utmost respect for quality and consistency

3)      Meeting and exceeding daily production expectations

4)      Maintaining and cleaning your workstation

5)      Focused and efficient work with a goal of zero or very infrequent mistakes, and making sure not to make the same mistake when one does occur


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed