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1st Pressman / Lead Press Operator

As the First, or Lead Pressman you are responsible for overall production of assigned press. In this role you will maintain company and department standards in production, quality, waste, and safety while keeping accurate records of all press operations.


  • Responsible for achieving acceptable register and color throughout entire run including V.I.P. and Store copies while maintaining the highest possible quality and productivity.
  • Perform monthly Preventive Maintenance (P. M.) program plus weekly lubrication of their press.
  • Timely reports press problems and works with and assists maintenance people to keep equipment running trouble free.
  • Keeping accurate records of all press operations including time cards, load tags, makeready procedures, etc.
  • Maintaining all press adjustments within tolerance, blanket and plate packings, all roller settings, etc. and maintaining accurate up-to-date blanket and roller log book.
  • Setting up folder and making necessary changes and adjustments for different folding formats.
  • Responsible for accurate delivery to Bindery counts, auto-count prints, special instructions on print orders.
  • Responsible for effective cross training of crew.
  • Responsible for housekeeping entire assigned area.
  • Ensure crew members are properly trained and utilize safe work practices in performing all job responsibilities.
  • Relay any incurred problems, change on adjustments, and other information pertinent to the current job to the oncoming First Pressman.
  • Assist Supervisor/Department Manager with the evaluation of press crew.
  • As crew leader, participates in problem solving and quality improvement task forces.
  • Follow through on all directions given by Pressroom Supervisor.
  • Performs all duties safely and in accordance with all safety rules and requirements.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality on all matters involving the pressroom department.
  • Maintains a positive customer relations approach towards visitors, customers, and employees.
  • Performs all special duties assigned by management.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Previous Lead Pressman experience
  • Prior 2nd Pressman experience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Must supply own hand tools
  • High School Diploma or GED


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be in good physical condition. Stands, stoops, and walks most of the day.
  • Pushes, lifts, and carries equipment and materials up to 70 pounds.
  • Should have a mechanical aptitude in order to operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment.
  • Can have no fear of heights.
  • Able to work in confined areas.
  • Must have excellent color vision.


  • Climate controlled environment
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • 3% 401(K) company contribution
  • Employee assistance program
  • TelaDoc services
  • $5,000 Sign-On bonus (role specific)

Arandell is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. Arandell does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Arandell also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on these protected categories.

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