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First Mate Press Operator Multiple Shifts

Job Details

First Mate - GARDNER, MA
Full Time
Not Specified
$17.50 Hourly

Role & Responsibilities

Perform diversified manual and mechanical duties to set up and operate printing presses of moderate complexity. Duties include but are not limited to determining job requirement, setting up and operating press, change overs, routine press maintenance, and other similar duties pertaining to press operations.

Role & Responsibilities

Coordinate raw materials, plates, and necessary components for job requirements. Must be able to independently operate a printing press.

Job Duties

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment for all employees and customers and comply with organizational and OSHA safety standards, procedures, and regulations. Adhere to all company safety guidelines including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Communicate with shift supervisor, co-workers, and other departments for any outstanding manufacturing, packing or shipping issues.
  • Review order for details and specifications including specified footages and size. Review all raw material, plates, anilox rolls, and ink prior to beginning the print job.
  • Adjust to achieve proper registration, tension, and centering rolls. Review and approve sets performed by press assistant.
  • Continuously check press run, ink viscosity, print quality and quality of production run. Take samples at required intervals and record information for each job. Document and record (data entry) all aspects of the production run. Prepare daily job sheet.
  • Once current job is finished, remove all components, clean the press, and return all equipment to designated areas.
  • Maintain work areas in clean and orderly condition.



  • More than 2 years experience in print manufacturing.
  • The ability to read, understand, and apply job specifications.
  • Understand all areas of recorded information and accurately enter the information into the computer system.
  • The ability to maneuver raw materials, inks, and finished goods within the production area.
  • Ability to lift, twist, turn, bend, squat, and reach, sometimes in small or tight areas.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


Work Authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement: Seaman Paper is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described above 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. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard, use a telephone and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must have the ability to drive a vehicle as needed.