Printing Press Operator

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Columbus, GA, US, 31907

Company: Kodak

Role Overview


The Printing Press Operator runs sheetfed presses and collects data to evaluate the performance and consistency of lithographic printing plates.   


The operator is a member of a team working in a quality assurance laboratory environment.  Press jobs consist of standardized tests performed using specific procedures run under tightly controlled conditions.   The press operator performs measurements and collects data throughout each test.   Following each evaluation, the operator enters data into a database along with pertinent observations to generate a test report. The operator is also responsible for performing basic maintenance and troubleshooting on the presses and other equipment.  The operator will also periodically assist in analyzing printing issues reported by customers by performing printing tests and drawing upon their previous printing experience.


Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Microsoft Office suite experience preferred.
• Ability to safely lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to work rotating shifts when necessary, including the ability to work weekends.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• High motivation with a desire to work and succeed in a challenging 24/7 production environment. 
• Prior experience directly operating commercial lithographic printing presses is highly preferred.
• Prior experience in manufacturing, development, or technical support of litho plates is preferred.
• AAS Degree in Printing Technology preferred.
• Experience in performing dimensional analyses of lithographic plates.
• Demonstrated proficiency in using lithographic image setters for troubleshooting and quality assurance activities.
• Ability to detect and classify cosmetic/functional defects on plates.


EOE Policy Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Estimated Salary:  $19.00 - $24.00 

Experience Level:  0-5 Years 

Requisition ID: 600

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA