First Mate Press Assistant
Job Details
First Mate - GARDNER, MA
Full Time
Not Specified
$16.50 Hourly
Roles & Responsibilities

Performans vaious manual and mechanical duties to provide assistance in the set up and operation of printing presses. Duties include but are not limited to: companring ink color in kits, testing ink viscosity, cleaning press components, loading/unloading paper, maintaining work area, and other similar duties to assist in the operation of the press.



  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment for all employees and customers complying with organizational and OSHA safety standards, procedures, and regulations. Adhere to all company safety guidelines including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Communicate with previous shift supervisor and co-workers any outstanding manufacturing, packing or shipping issues.
  • Return all equipment to the designated area.
  • Maintain work areas in clean and orderly condition.
  • Obtain the required ink for specific job, ensure ink color in kits matches the press sample. Test ink viscosity by performing flow rate test, communicate any issues to press operator.
  • Peform routine press maintenance and cleaning. Remove ink supply and recovery components from the press. Wash components, removing all ink, using solvents/alcohol as necessary. Reinstall clean components to press.
  • Assist in the operation of the press machine. Monitor ink consumption, assist with the loading of raw materials.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations, maintain current licenses for motorized equipment.
  • Safely operate all productions equipment as assigned
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, supervisors, and company personnel in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Capable of reading and understanding written materials and manuals
  • Ability to follow direction, SOPs, and safety procedures.
  • Must be able to focus with attention to detail
  • Clear peripheral vision and depth perceptions and the ability to distinguish color and visual acuity (clarity of vision)
  • Perform basic math skills.
  • Maneuverer in small, sometimes awkward spaces.
  • Ability to utilize a computer or tablet.

1-2 years experience preferred, in a manufacturing environment safely operating motorize equipment such as hand trucks, etc.

1-2 years experience with data entry.