Digital Press Operator

Dulles, Virginia
Aug 24, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Full Time

Job Summary: The Digital Press Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining a digital / web press while sustaining adequate levels of efficiency, ensuring all production needs are met, work is completed on time, and product meets Books International quality standards.


Level 1 or 2 HP Certifications

HP Indigo, T-230 or OCE experience

Pre-trained in HP or OCE Preventative Maintenance

4/c color printing background in Digital or Offset.

Essential Functions:                                                                                                                  

  • Shift responsibilities include, but are not limited to, make ready jobs, proofing, printing, quality checking, packaging, data entry and preparing for the next incoming job. 
  • Start machine and make trial runs.  Examine product samples for defects.
  • Observe machine operations to detect errors.  Make adjustments as needed.     
  • Check product on a continuous basis to ensure quality.
  • Measure job dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Produce established levels of production and efficiency, maintaining high levels of quality through careful quality checking procedures and machine maintenance.
  • Will work with print engines within the established safety guidelines.
  • Perform all machine operations within OSHA safety standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May work with an OCE, HP, other digital / web presses.
  • Organize supplies, cut sheet paper, preventative machine maintenance, and clean surrounding work area.
  • Participate in department and company meetings.
  • Additional company-related duties/functions as required.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Work in an air conditioned manufacturing setting.
  • Lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects, up to 50lbs, without assistance.
  • Requires reaching, moving, bending, and twisting on a regular basis.
  •  Are sometimes exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):


  • High School Diploma / General Education Degree (GED)
  • Math skills and knowledge of English and metric units. 
  • The patience to perform repetitive tasks without sacrificing the attention to small details. 
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Basic computer / data entry skills.

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