Press Operator- Whitefish

$15.00 hourly
  • LC Staffing
  • Whitefish, MT, USA
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

If you are someone who would enjoy having three-day weekends every week and still hitting 40 hours, this is the job for you! Depending on experience, pay starts at $15/hour! Build on your hands-on skills in a supportive work environment! We're looking for a Press Operator!


  • Perform typical printing press operations to support the production floor.
  • Operate press machinery according to manufacturers and the company’s established guidelines.
  • Accurately and precisely carry out detailed instructions from job tickets.
  • Set up/adjust press for job runs to meet specifications.
  • Ensure the highest quality product and monitor product for quality during job runs.  Check the precision of detail against specifications.
  • Mix inks and color matches to customer specifications.
  • Mount printing plates, install cutting dies, hot stamp.
  • Inspect labels while on press for printing defects, proper registration, and color consistency according to company standards.
  • Assist QC inspector with inspection of labels prior to running productions to ensure labels meet all aspects of label specifications including text, colors, registration, foil, and emboss.
  • Consult with the supervisor as necessary to question inconsistencies and discrepancies in label specifications including proper material footage, dies, colors, etc.
  • Meet production schedule deadlines while maintaining efficiency and minimal waste.
  • Complete accurately all related computer data entry and paperwork
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues and perform routine maintenance on press machinery
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety standards and regulations.
  • Assist elsewhere in the organization as needed.


  • Independently troubleshoot and correct most press operating problems incurred during normal press operations.
  • Perform prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required.
  • Expertise in running multiple values and service (screen printing, booklets, foil stamping, adhesive print, multi-layer Bluestar).
  • Ability to meet all the above responsibilities with minimal supervision.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience operating a printing press.  Letterpress preferred, but all printing technologies considered.
  • Basic understanding of color theory.
  • A high school diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and tolerate chemicals and inks used during the pressing process
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of the job including the use of hands/dexterity, ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, lift, carry, push, pull, walk, sit; ability to lift 25 pounds throughout the shift and occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds unassisted
  • Must have excellent eyesight and accurate color perception, an eye for accuracy and detail, and strong proofreading skills
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on press machinery
  • Working knowledge of computers and the ability to learn the company’s software applications in a timely manner
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime as needed
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to build strong positive relationships with team members
  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency with regard to deadlines and cope with a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

Wage:  DOE starting at $15
Benefits:  medical, dental, 401k, paid holidays, and generous PTO
Shift:  Mon-Thurs, 3:00 pm - 1:00 am 

For questions and answers, call or text Nate in our LC Staffing Kalispell office at 406-752-0191