Press Assistant

Location
Springfield, VA
Posted
Apr 08, 2019
Closes
Apr 08, 2019
Ref
JR-90270697
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

Job Purpose:
  • To prepare multi-unit web-fed rotary press to print newspapers according to specifications
  • To maintain press and keep in good working order


Tasks Performed:
  • Mark up press
  • Spots plates and helps to re-plate
  • Plate up press/Strip plates off press
  • Check datelines and folios in paper
  • Check color dots to ensure correct order
  • Mark up chalk board or posts lists of re-plates
  • Help pick up old plates and place in the recycling bin
  • Mark up press for days runs when required
  • Help put sheet in if web breaks
  • Complete press preflight checklist and pre-sets
  • Help check units and web catchers for wraps after web breaks
  • Gather webs as they come over the former (roll up trash during make ready)
  • Remove paper from end of the conveyor
  • Load newsprint rolls in the press
  • Make paster pattern according to TWP specs on all rolls, checking all rolls for damage
  • Fill out and maintains reel reports for entire run
  • Check all infeed rollers and reel tension on running rolls
  • Correctly positions black tape on rolls and sets paste pattern position sensor knob

(commutator) for each paster
  • Perform preflight checklist to ensure all rolls are in running position and ARL is in auto position
  • Set manual tension and floater roller
  • Monitor floating rollers on reels
  • Check and adjust cocking rollers as needed
  • Operate the automated guided vehicle (AGV) to supply newsprint to presses during production runs
  • If press is not supplied with paper by the AGV, pushing rolls of paper on dollies, weighing up to one ton (with assistance), is required
  • Physically moving (pushing/lifting) partial rolls of newsprint which are on the floor
  • Removing cores (five to 25 pounds from press)
  • Handling bundles of newsprint (50 to 90 pounds)
  • Helps others as needed


Machinery, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aides Utilized:
  • Press
  • Rollers
  • Dolly/hand truck
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)
  • Forklift
  • Clamp truck

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous Manufacturing Experience desired
  • Mechanical Aptitude a plus
  • Previous printing experience a plus

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