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Would you like to build a career with a great company? Suttle-Straus is looking for a 2nd Pressman–Sheetfed to join our award winning team! The ideal candidate has a strong mechanical aptitude and experience in the pressroom, but we will train the right candidate.

Suttle-Straus is a premier provider of printing, digital production, wide format, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace award for 19 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers.

We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Generous paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to assist machine operators in the press room.  This is a production job requiring the Second Pressman to stand for up to 12 hours a day. The position requires that the individual be detail orientated and have a strong mechanical aptitude.

Key Results Area 1: Deliver quality products

-Interpret and follow direction from a work ticketInterpret layouts and ticket information
-Check that correct paper is issued with the correct count
-Assist with press make ready and set upAssist in mounting plates and other items needed to process work
-Assist in the overall set up of the press, such as sheet size, coatings, blankets, etc.
-Check work against layouts, proofs and ticket information
-Inspect and perform pre- and post- processes to ensure quality at the source
-Assist in wash up between jobs
-Fill out necessary paper work and records (check list, maintenance log, stock usage, etc.)
-Follow department procedures including QC checklists
-Monitor product quality
-Be part of the team resolving quality issues in the department
-Participate in quality audits for the department
-Assist with internal and external questions/problems to provide solutions for customers
-Report non-conforming materials for the department
-Accurately record time and materials

Key Results Area 2: Ensure efficient processes

-Follow daily press schedule to meet delivery dates
-Meet or exceed estimated standards
-Participate in daily shift turnover meetings
-Communicate, collaborate and share knowledge with all team members
-Provide feedback on consumables for all devices
-Participate in maintenance programs and assist with mechanical repairs to ensure quality products, track and log items and repairs.

Key Results Area 3: Actively engage in Continuous Improvement

-Collaborate with employees to develop and improve processes
-Develop ways to improve efficiencies and throughput
-Participate in CAPA (corrective action preventative action) activities in the department
-Be part of an agile workforce that creates depth in all major cost centers
-Brainstorm and unveil CI (continuous improvement) opportunities
-Reduce waste, including rework, by attacking the eight wastes
-Maintain a clean and orderly 5S work area
-Continuously focus on expanding knowledge

Other Job Responsibilities:

-Assist in the general upkeep of the press, including installing, cleaning and adjusting rollers
-Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of the press and surrounding area
-Keep area free from pallets, skid and skid tops
-Remove waste paper, ink and solvents
-Provide feedback on new equipment purchases and decisions
-Follow all safety policies and procedures
Suttle-Straus is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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