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Press Operator Lead (3rd Shift)

  • The Printer, Inc. (TPI)
  • 07/06/17
  • Des Moines, IA
  • 50315
  • Full-Time
The Printer, Inc. (TPI) is a Des Moines based full service printer specializing in complex variable data printing in the gaming industry. We are a privately held company that has been in business for over 40 years. TPI is always looking for committed, hard working, self-motivated individuals that take pride and accountability in their work. TPI rewards their employees with competitive salaries.

TPI has an immediate opening for a Lead Press Operator on 3rd shift. This position is the lead operator of the KBA 106 press. We are looking for an individual with 5+ years of offset press operating experience. Individual should be very mechanically inclined as well as possess the ability to think outside the box when dealing with problem resolution.

The Lead Press Operator is responsible for operating the KBA 106 Press and leading their crew. This position is responsible for meeting deadlines while ensuring quality product and following strict quality control measures. This position is also responsible for efficient make-ready procedures, stocking machines, troubleshooting, and performing routine maintenance on equipment.

Essential Functions
Manually controls printing press operation by setting controls, adjusting speed, temperature, inkflow, and position and pressure tolerances of press.
Selects and installs printing plates, rollers, die in machine according to specifications, using hand tools.
Reviews work order to determine ink, stock and equipment needed for production.
Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects.
Monitors feeding, printing and racking processes of press to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions.
Cleans and lubricates printing machine components as part of routine maintenance.

Required Skills / Experience
Experience running as lead press operator in a time sensitive printing and production environment.
History of performing well under pressure.
Capable of multi-tasking.
Individual should be very mechanically inclined as well as possess the ability to think outside the box when dealing with problem resolution.
Good communication and comprehension skills both written and verbal.
Team and goal oriented.
Must be very detailed oriented.
Must be able to stand for extended periods and frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Must be able to work 3rd shift, 11pm-7am including weekends when needed.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Preferred Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent;
5+ years offset press operating experience.
KBA Rapida 106 press operating with aqueous coating and perforating experience preferred.

To be considered for this position, you may fill out an online application at or come in during business hours to fill out an application. The Printer, Inc. (TPI) 1220 Thomas Beck Road Des Moines, IA 50315.

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