Responsible for equipment preparation, plate mounting, ink mixing, and makeready activities in the production area. Provides assistance, supplies and services to all production equipment in order to reduce makeready and increase manufacturing efficiencies.
Assist production team members with press makeready to facilitate start of next job with fewest number of hours. Review orders prior to makeready at press. Pre-test, deliver and install equipment necessary to run the order. Maintain inventory of cylinders, glue rollers, inks, varnishes, etc. Order materials as necessary to ensure continuous operations--inks, UV varnish, glue, solvents, etc. Mount plates and maintain a checklist system for molded plates. Order, in conjunction with Preliminary, and prepare molded plates for press.
Responsible for receiving and distributing ink or other coatings used in manufacturing process. Compare color of printing ink with sample to ensure aherence to formula or customer specifications. Check samples for new ink or coatings characteristics such as color, viscosity, drying time, density, etc. to ensure it is within tolerances for machinery and finished product. Determine viscosity by timing flow from test cup and adds desired amount of solvents to meet viscosity requirements for kind of ink or coating use and application. Recycle and re-use ink by blending matches when possible. May assist with filling ink reservoirs on the presses.
RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer