Dow Jones

PT Press Journeyman/woman

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Product & Operations

Job Description


The Part-Time Press/Mail Journeyman/Woman position is designed to prepare those with little or no experience for to become a skilled and knowledgeable Press/Mail Journeyman/Woman.   On the job training is provided by the pressroom foreman, assistant foreman, and journeymen, to learn how to operate and care for printing press, folder, and reels as well as operation of the plate and mailroom areas of the operation. 


The training can last over a four-year period or less based on the individual’s ability to learn, retain information and demonstrate the skills learned.  Daily duties of spotting plates, and setting out materials for cleaning the pressroom, cleaning up press and press area, as well as learning how to operate the mailroom and plateroom are required.


The person in this position must do their part to minimize white waste, printed waste, and press downtime attributed to paster breaks, running breaks, and other mechanical or operational failures. The person in this role must be a team player and work together (with pressroom foremen, journeymen, production, TS, and mailroom) as a team to produce consistent quality reproduction, that meets dispatch schedules, and to maintain an efficient and cost effective operation.




-          Lead sheets, line up margins, line up sections, plate up press, quality control, load reels, how to make up pasters, operate reels, set ink and water balance. Error bundle correction, sorting copies, proper dispatching of copies.  Full plateroom operational training.

-          Throw unit’s in and out, change blankets, learn lubrication points, set up angle bars. Operation of Wrapping, Strapping, and Conveyors. MCS programming, Harland Simon, labeling equipment, and stackers.

-          Change & set rollers, switch from one folder to the other, and general maintenance for printing, press, folders, and reels. Reset ink keys change pins, cutting rubbers, and knife boxes in folder. Learn registration system. List preparation and manifest sorting duties.

-          Set folder up (reset trolley’s, guide rollers, former board, nips, folding rollers, adjust delivery pan and belt’s.) comp unit’s, change slitters, and adjust slitters and slitter rings, throw folder in and out, overload clutch and driveshaft, switch from straight to collect on folder.  Know how to setup ABB and Harland Simon for the production run. Fluent in all mailroom and press room functions to take lead role.

The schedule or order of training is at the sole discretion of the Company.  The person in this job shall perform such additional duties as directed by the Foreman.   In addition this job description may be changed or modified at any time per the sole discretion of the Company to meet change business objectives.    


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