21 Jun 2017


Suttle-Straus – Posted by Suttle-Straus Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Would you like to build a career with a great company? Suttle-Straus is looking for a 2nd Pressman–Sheetfed to join our award winning team! The ideal candidate has experience in the pressroom and a strong mechanical aptitude. 

Suttle-Straus is a premier provider of offset printing, digital production, wide format, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace award for 17 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers. 


We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to assist machine operators in the press room. This is a production job requiring the Second Pressman to stand for up to 12 hours a day. The position requires that the individual be detail orientated and have a strong mechanical aptitude. 


Duties, Responsibilities & Abilities:

  • Insure efficient and cost effective operation of press:
    • Interpret and follow direction from a work ticket
      • Interpret layouts and ticket information
      • Check that correct paper is issued with the correct count
    • Assist with press make ready and set up
      • Determine best sequence of colors
      • Assist in mounting plates and other items needed to process work
      • Assist in the overall set up of the press, such as sheet size, coatings, blankets, etc.
      • Check work against layouts, proofs and ticket information
    • Assist in wash up between jobs
    • Fill out necessary paper work and records (check list, maintenance log, stock usage, etc.)
    • Monitor product quality
    • Trouble shoot and perform adjustments and repairs as needed
    • Insure all press and company procedures are followed
    • Assist in the general upkeep of the press and department:
    • Install, clean and adjust rollers
    • Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of the press and surrounding area
    • Keep area free from pallets, skid and skid tops
    • Remove waste paper, ink and solvents
  • Willingness and ability to work third shift

Skills, Educational & Physical Requirements:

  • Prior commercial print shop experience a plus
  • High School education or equivalent professional experience
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced production environment
  • Ability to work well with co-workers in a team environment
  • Ability to operate computer based technology
  • Constant standing and/or walking
  • Manual dexterity
  • Frequently lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Occasionally ascend/descend steps
  • Occasionally squat or kneel
  • Occasionally bend

How to Apply

Apply online at www.suttle-straus.com/about/employment   Suttle-Straus is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Job Categories: Press. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with experience.

Job expires in 30 days.

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