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Title:  Press Operator

Requisition ID:  10365-159

Omaha, NE, US, 68137

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the quality of the print jobs.  Examine for proper color, register, copy, position, and detect unnecessary markings per the Printing Department Control Plan.
  • To assist the Press – 1st Operator with determining the cause of printing problems and adjust the press to correct these issues.
  • Responsible to assist in the maintenance of the press. Keep water tank, ink fountain, and blanket wash units full.
  • Responsible to assist crew in press-make readies by:
    • Preparing materials needed for the new printing jobs.
    • Assisting with the cleaning of the press. Wash blankets, clean and rinse fountain rollers. Clean dampening rollers.
    • Remove old plates, install new plates, and fill ink fountains.
  • Assist with monthly Preventative Maintenance which includes cleaning, greasing, and oiling the press. Rollers are changed when necessary.
  • Ensures all printing work instructions with regard to tolerances are being followed.
  • Review job jackets for job specifics including color specs, substraights and quality alerts.
  • Complete daily checklist.
  • Complete production reports.
  • Able to monitor or adjust color control.
  • Understanding of quality manual and work instructions for printing operations.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned


  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Mechanical/technical aptitude
  • Entry Level Computer skills
  • Must have Feeder/Operator experience.
  • Must be flexible: Able to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends when needed.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English. Need to have basic math skills. Mechanical aptitude a plus. Must have a working knowledge of a printing press.
  • Experience as a Printing Operator and performing preventive maintenance is plus.


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.