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Machine Operator

Company: Parallel Employment Group
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRESS OPERATOR This position is responsible for creating printed casings using a flexographic printing press.

Essential Functions

  • Mounts rubber or photopolymer printing plates, plate cylinders, ink pans and sets up webbing
according to work order specifications.
  • Prepares inks by mixing correct ink formula and adding cross linker, ethyl acetate or PM acetate
according to specifications for printing.
  • Monitors ink impressions on substrates for defects such as halos or pinholes caused by roller
pressure or ink volume that the incumbent must adjust.
  • Prepares samples for approval prior to printing customer orders.
  • Produces orders by operating machine at specified speed and machine settings.
  • Cleans presses between orders according to established procedures.
  • Performs basic press maintenance such as belt, gear, and bearing replacement by assessment
and maintenance schedules.
  • Matches colors for new jobs by identifying close pantone color; adjusting tints as necessary to
achieve customer requirements.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required
  • Knowledge of pigment relations and ability to match colors to effectively desired tints.
  • Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and reading skills.
  • Vision enabling incumbent to distinguish in-specification prints from out-of-specification prints,
both on samples and while press is operated at specified speeds.


  • The ability to clearly distinguish color hues is also required.
  • Ability to distinguish and match color tints accurately.
  • Ability to learn and perform basic machine maintenance and repair.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Stand for long periods of time, bending, stooping and reaching.
  • Ability to work with chemical fumes wearing personal protective equipment.

Employment Benefits
  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • 401K with Employer Contribution

Keywords: Parallel Employment Group, Kenosha , Machine Operator, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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