Vanguard Printing LLC
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision and others

Do you enjoy working hands-on utilizing some of the best technology in the printing and binding industry? Does accepting daily challenges and exceeding goals resonate with you? Vanguard Printing LLC is seeking Web Offset Press Operators to produce a high quality product in a timely fashion for our customers. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, our operators are able to work in a friendly environment with the potential to grow with the company. Two shift work, 3 days on and 4 days off.

Vanguard Printing LLC creates a variety of magazines, books, annual reports and other printing materials for our customers. We are a nationally recognized company; our customers vary from small to large companies, and customer satisfaction is our primary goal.

Vanguard Printing LLC has created a company dedicated to our customers, and created a culture that values each of our employees.

Previous experience in a printing manufacturing environment

We are seeking individuals who have a minimum of 4 years' experience in a lead or second operator position in a web offset environment. Experience running a Heidelberg-Harris M130 or M600 press is required. Experience running a Sunday M2000/M3000 press is also desirable. Qualified candidates will also possess a thorough knowledge of the entire printing process, including an understanding of all pre-press and finishing operations.

Responsibilities include the safe and efficient operation of the press while creating a high quality product with minimal spoilage, provide assistance and direction to press crew, resolve issues with machinery and processes and reports problems to Shift Supervisor or Pressroom Manager. Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Timely and accurately activities and/or personally perform all operations to prepare the press for printing. This may involve many "presets" (paper loading, plate mounting, ink settings, registration, set up folder for multiple type of folds , etc.) that the specific job requires. Read and understand the job ticket. If there is missing or contradicting information inform CSR or Pressroom Manager.
  • Assist with press checks working with the Shift Supervisor to assure the customers' expectations are being meet.
  • Participate in all crew activities and/or personally perform all operations necessary to maintain or improve the quality of printed product. Monitor print production and informing Shift Supervisor of issues, then taking the steps needed to correct issues or concerns.
  • Assist in the proper maintenance of the press.
  • Assist in training inexperienced employees and giving updates to the supervisor/manager on the inexperienced employee's progress.
  • Ensure compliance with all standard operating procedures and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Maintain housekeeping in assigned work area.
  • Perform all duties within the plant safety guidelines, and assure all crew members are following all safety guidelines.

The successful candidates will have outstanding troubleshooting abilities, a positive and professional demeanor, ability to communicate and interact well with internal and external customers and be quality minded. In exchange for these attributes required experience:

  • Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated strong decision making skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated strong troubleshooting skills
  • Proven ability to effectively work with limited supervision
  • Ability to listen and interpret oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Solid safety history

Addition Information

  • Relocation assistance
  • Temporary housing assitance
  • Salary DOE

    Vanguard Printing LLC offers a friendly working environment with a competitive benefits package for eligible employees. Our benefits include: • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance • 401(k) & Profit Sharing Plan • Paid vacation, personal time & holidays • Employee Assistance Program

    Note:  The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer


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