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Press Operators - Lancaster County Weeklies/Lancaster Farming

Location: Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Department: Production
Posted: 06-15-2017
Location Name: Lancaster County Weeklies
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time - Non Exempt
Shift: Standard


Full – Time with benefits


 Lancaster County Weeklies and Lancaster Farming is seeking experienced Press Operators to join our fast-paced Ephrata production team.  If you are a dedicated individual with printing press skills and a “can-do” attitude that thrives in producing a high-quality end product, then this may be the opportunity that you are looking for.  We are looking for several positions on all three shifts, with the opportunity of future growth.


Job Summary:

Job with primary responsibility for efficiently and safely maintaining and operating the press equipment to produce quality printed products.  Knowledge of DGM and Goss press operations preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Effectively and efficiently setup and make all the necessary adjustments to the press for the next press run.
  • Maintain & operate press equipment within manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Read press layouts and determine proper web leads.
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
  • Web the press by using all the common press leads and alternative leads.
  • Load presses with paper and make necessary adjustments, according to paper size.
  • Clean ink fountains, plates, or printing unit cylinders when press runs are completed.
  • Safely remove old plates and position new plates on press according to layout without damaging either the plates or cushion
  • Efficiently adjust color registration during run to maximize reproductive quality and minimize newsprint waste
  • Identify & correct running problems with the webs, ink, folder, power, anything that relates to the running of the press and the quality of the final product
  • Properly fill out appropriate paperwork, keeping track of starts and stops, copy count, spoils, etc.
  • Check and adjust color ink densities to proper levels before and during the press run
  • Working Knowledge of a four color press; non-heat pressers

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online.

Offering a competitive starting rate and a generous benefit package that includes: Medical/RX/Dental/Vision, 401(k) plan with company match, paid vacation and holidays.


Steinman Communications

8 W. King Street
PO Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608-1328