Lithographic Press Feeder Operator

Manufacturing Sparks, Nevada


Build your Career with an Industry Leader

Fort Dearborn Company is a leader in printed labels for the consumer products industry. Join Fort Dearborn and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to excellence and industry leadership for almost 100 years. 

The Press Operator meets safety, production, sustainability and quality standards. Interacts with other departments to achieve company core strategies. Operates Komori, Heidelberg or Mitsui press. Assists in press make ready, operations, wash-up, maintenance and safety, in order to optimize production.

 Under general supervision, has daily responsibility for make-ready, operation and maintenance of multicolor printing press(es). Maintains and assists in press make ready, operations, wash-up and general machine maintenance. Serves as back-up operator on limited basis.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Executes the Pressman’s instructions for every printing job

  • Inspects paper quality and verifies quantity for production requirements
  • Verifies job specifications against the front of the job docket.
  • Assists with maintaining equipment for optimal operation, including preventative and scheduled maintenance.
  • Assists in the pre-flight of future jobs on schedule as well as anything required by 1st Pressman during the Make Ready process for each job.
  • May bend and hang plates, as needed.
  • Completes required documentation in an accurate and prompt manner.
  • Supports the Press Operator with monitoring job quality, necessary paperwork for run completion and trains the Helper to perform the duties
  • Assumes the role of Press Operator when needed due to coverage or production needs.
  • Able to accurately identify defect identification for print runs.
  • Looks for accurate copy throughout the press run.
  • Ensures materials, such as ink, fountain solution, spray powder and other supplies are maintained and available throughout print production and communicates need or concern to all crew members
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED and one to five years of related lithographic press experience or training or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The minimal language skills are ability to read and comprehend relatively complex instructions, correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one with associates, customers and vendors.
  • Must be able to read and understand the job specifications
  • Must take responsibility and ownership for their own performance and accept challenging goals.
  • The minimal math ability is addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentages.
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but straightforward written and oral instructions.
  • Must have basic computer and press operating systems knowledge.
  • The physical demands require standing for 8 to 12 hours, using hands to finger, feel and touch; reach with arms and hands; talk and hear. Occasionally employee is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be able to regularly lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to pass color vision test.

Other considerations:

  • Fort Dearborn offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k).

Fort Dearborn welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Fort Dearborn Company is an equal opportunity employer.