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Press Assistant, Sheet-fed
RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley
Job Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Press Assistant, Sheet-fed


Sacramento, CA
ID: 47121

Works within and directs a press crew as needed. Performs manual and machine 2nd operator tasks related to the set-up, and operations of the press. Responsible for helping 1st Operator in achieving quantitative and qualitative press performance.

  • Makes ready tasks (plates, blankets, web-up, clean-up) and helps operate offset printing press.
  • Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock specifications, colors, and special printing instructions.
  • Applies packing sheet to cylinder to build up blanket thickness to diameter of cylinder.
  • Measures paper thickness, adjusts space between blanket & impression cylinders according to paper stock.
  • Adjusts controls to regulate flow of ink and dampening solution to plate cylinder.
  • Starts press, examines printed copy for position on paper and registration and makes adjustments to press throughout production run to maintain specific registration and color density when needed.
  • Makes adjustments to feeder and delivery mechanism.
  • Hangs rolls and monitors roll stands for proper operation and splicing.
  • Remove and replace worn rollers and adjusts pressure between rollers of press, using hand tools.
  • Gives directions to, trains, and monitors work of other crew members.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with company safety rules.
  • Responsible for stocking machines as needed, performs proper and required maintenance as well as cleaning of press.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, ability to fill any other duties amongst the press crew as needed.
  • Must be able to follow strict quality control measures and pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to meet schedules while being responsible for ensuring quality work.

Required Skills
  • Offset Production areas of building.
  • Extended time standing, walking, includes stairs on occasion, as well as holding or handling printed materials.
  • Must be able properly lift and insert/remove roll shafts from roll stand or handle off stacking product off the press.
  • Noise level moderate to loud in associated print and warehouse areas.
  • Temperature variation between work areas, may be cold/warm in areas of the warehouse.
  • May occasionally need to move or lift materials up to 70 pounds.

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

Required Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; 2+ years of experience with offset presses.
  • 2nd press operator experience in a time sensitive printing and production environment.
  • History of performing well under pressure; capable of multi-tasking.
  • Good communication and comprehension skills -- including written and verbal.
  • Team and goal oriented; and, must be very detailed oriented.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts.
  • Pacific Standard Print supports a drug-free work environment and requires pre-employment background checks and drug screening.

RR Donnelley

For challenging and rewarding career opportunities with an innovative industry leader, consider RR Donnelley. RR Donnelley provides communications and consultative business services to a who’s who of US and international clients. A FORTUNE 500 company with locations around the world, RR Donnelley produces printed and digital communications. You probably touch our products almost every day. With a reputation for excellence built over 145 years plus a portfolio of patents and breakthrough new products, RR Donnelley is building for a strong future.

We are a business-to-business company offering opportunities in a variety of disciplines. RR Donnelley is strongly committed to setting ambitious goals, rewarding performance, and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages.

RR Donnelley is an EEO/AA Employer
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