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On call Analog Press Operator

Company: The Imagine Group
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAt Imagine we go beyond print to help our clients deliver game-changing visual communications from concept to delivery that set the standard for our industry. The first step in this process is hiring great employees! Our innovative teams are the most committed, highly experienced artisans in the business. We are committed to delivering high-quality marketing solutions, in every environment and campaign, helping our clients capture the heart, minds, and loyalty of their customers. For more than 30 years, The Imagine Group has established itself as one of the most influential and innovative visual communications companies in the industry. Join us and let's Imagine a better way together.

Midnight Oil (moagency.com), strategically located in "the heart of Hollywood" in Burbank, CA, is an extraordinary creative, and specialty print production partner to the majority of theatrical and streaming studios, with relationships often measured in terms of decades, not years. We uniquely and conveniently combine our Studio and Print Production capabilities all under one roof in our 120,000 square feet facility, with an Amtrak stop and the Burbank Airport directly across the street. However, our "secret sauce" is simply our people ... we have the best, most passionate, most capable team of 125 motivated employees who always delivers exceptional solutions to our clients as we aren't satisfied being anything short of the best. Generally speaking, we shape creative ideas by making them better and bringing them to life in virtually any media format, on-time, and to the highest standards of quality. And, we do things the right way as our culture of mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion makes MO a great place to work.
Position Summary: The Press Operator performs machine operator tasks in the set-up, maintenance and operation of an offset printing press.
Work Location: At our Burbank, CA office.
Shift: On-call basis.
Pay Rate: $25-$32/hourly
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Read instructions from job jacket and sets up or directs set-up of press based on instructions.
  • Make job ready by running samples to adjust print quality, registration, color settings and mixings.
  • Make final pre-run inspection of job and approves of confers with supervisor for approval. Responsible for quality of printed work with defined levels of authority.
  • Monitor quality throughout entire run-color, registration, scumming, marking, etc.
  • Provide complete and accurate information at shift change.
  • Operate or direct operation of printing press to print in accordance with job orders.
  • Monitor pH and conductivity of fountain solution on offset press.
  • Supervise press helper on multi-color press.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on press such as lubrication, replacement of small parts, cleaning and minor adjustments to rollers and other small moving parts.
  • Maintain and read Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Sees to proper handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
  • Operate or assist on other pressroom equipment and presses (litho) if needed and when workload permits.
  • Assist in cleaning up and keeping immediate work area neat and orderly.
  • Communicate with customers and clients in a professional and polite manner.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Work overtime when needed.
  • Learn and comply with company and pressroom Standard Operating Procedures.

    Mandatory Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 2+ years' work experience on the same or functionally similar press.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Understands densitometers and spectrophotometers.
      • Basic G7 practices.
      • Understands and complies with Lean Manufacturing.
      • Requires good knowledge of how to mix and produce correct color in printing.
      • Strong knowledge of applicability of various jobs to press.
      • Ability to read and understand oral/written instructions and set up press to carry out instructions.
      • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
      • Thorough knowledge of problem-solving on press.
      • Thorough knowledge of press operations and functions.
      • Strong understanding of prepress functions.
      • Reliability through attendance, punctuality and attention to workstation.
      • Demonstrate positive safety attitude.

        Physical Requirements:

        • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
        • Ability to visually inspect all work for defects and distinguish colors.
        • Frequent reaching, bending, climbing, kneeling, crouching, and stooping.
        • Manual dexterity for repetitive work.
        • Frequent walking and standing.
        • Chemicals: Yes
        • Travel: N/A

          Imagine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Diversity and Inclusion are not just a checked box, it is a critical part of our commitment to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and provide a great place to work for our entire Imagine family. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

Keywords: The Imagine Group, Burbank , On call Analog Press Operator, Other , Burbank, California

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