Manufacturing - EXPERIENCED Press Operator
Job Details
Spokane Corporate Office - Spokane, WA
Full Time
$20.00 - $25.00 Hourly

Sonderen Packaging is hiring for Manufacturing Positions.

Sonderen Packaging is a family company in its third generation of ownership, since 1963. We strive to maintain a family focused culture, built on respect to our customers and employees.

Sonderen Packaging offers:

  • Competitive Wages (positions with step progression, you earn as you learn)
  • Signing Bonus - $500 if eligible
  • Quarterly Metric Bonus potentials
  • 401(k) + company match up to 4%
  • Medical, dental and life Insurance after 60 days.
  • Health Insurance (choice of 3 plans) for employee AND family (company even pays a portion of dependent premiums)
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Life Insurance/Supplemental Life
  • Vacation, Sick and 6.5 holidays
  • Referral bonus – up to $500 if eligible

Work Hard Play Hard is what it’s all about. We have our annual summer picnic and winter party, monthly meal or giveaways, birthday wheel, several opportunities to help our local community with fundraisers and our partnership with Rogers High School on the Bite2Go program.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment testing
  • Previous manufacturing experience is always a plus, but not required.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Job type: Full-Time

Pay: Varied on Position, Shift and experience


  • 8 hour, 10 hour, 12 hour shifts
  • Days, Swing, Grave and weekend
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations: Sonderen Packaging follows all CDC and local guidelines

Go to the company website to see all employment opportunities.


This position is responsible for the press during the duration of the work shift. Manage and direct crew to work in the most efficient and effective manner. This position has sole discretion on how a job will be run.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure the proper size, style, copy, and color samples are provided for the job being run. A job is not to be run until approval is given for the size, style, copy, and color.
2. Review whole sheet for plate defects, print register issues and fit to die vinyl, blanket smashes, hickies and print defects. Monitor color, Maintain consistent ink level in ink fountains. Complete make ready checklist, review each item. Complete run checklist.
3. Monitor color to approved target. Make color cuts from each load. Monitor coating process for: proper coating, viscosity, pile temperature, check coating pattern and review for blobs and slinging.
4. Mark sample area on the load for each job-areas MUST represent good samples.
5. Wash and make ready of jobs on press. Ensure production information is entered into ERP system. Use a production report and log necessary information if system is down.
6. Fully accomplished with performing all computer functions of the press; includes set up and maintenance of color, plate register, setting water levels, and proper set up of the coating unit.
7. Troubleshoot printing and press related problems. Assist the Feeder operator in ensuring that sheets are fed efficiently.
8. Check for offset spray coverage, ensure printing is as "dry" as possible, identify any defects on load, mark are in Red, and tag with defect sample. Clearly communicate with next shift any issues that have occurred during the shift.

Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through HS diploma or Equivalent education or an equivalent combination knowledge, skills, education or work-related experience.
Job related experience for five (5) or more years experience in printing, six (6) months 2nd pressman experience minimum.
Multi Color Offset, Sheet feed Experience, Team Oriented, Detail and Quality Oriented